What Is the Best Generator to Buy for the Money?

By Kevin Malone

The best portable generator for your business will get the job done reliably, provide the power you need to keep your equipment running optimally, and work cost-efficiently. Depending on the type of work you do, the equipment you are powering, and your power requirements, finding the best buy for your money means right-sizing your portable generator.

Intech Equipment & Supply carries an assortment of generators. Our experienced team of professionals can help you find the right generator for your needs and budget. With more than 150 years of combined experience in the spray foam and roofing industries, we have the expertise to provide you with what you need.

We regularly recommend WINCO generators for their reliability, durability, and efficiency. WINCO has been in the generator business since 1927 and has a stellar reputation for quality. WINCO generators are built to last. With proper care, WINCO generators can meet your power needs for decades.

The Best Portable Generators

Why do we recommend WINCO? There is a long list of reasons, but here are some of the things contractors consistently say:

  • Rugged and durable: Solid frames, wrap-around steel tubes, powder coating, and shock mounts for protection during transport.
  • Dependable: Built to work under heavy loads for extended periods to handle the toughest jobs.
  • Safe: GFCI, OSHA-approved tanks, and low oil shutoff to prevent engine damage.
  • High-powered engines: Honda FX630 and Briggs Stratton engines provide dependable and efficient power output.
  • Proven reliability: Every unit is load tested before it leaves the factory to ensure it will work properly when you start it up.
  • Clean power: Every unit offers less than 5% total harmonic distortion and 100% copper windings to produce clean power and protect your tools and equipment.
  • Warranty: WINCO offers an industry-leading three-year warranty on its portable generators to provide you with greater peace of mind.

Many contractors prefer buying an American-made generator. WINCO is manufactured in a 200,000-square-foot factory in Minnesota.

WINCO also offers a lineup of portable generators for every size job, including these popular models:

WINCO 12000-Watt Portable Generator

The WQL12000HE Big Dog has a 15-gallon fuel tank to keep work crews running all day without refueling. The 20 HP Honda GX630 engine is fuel-efficient and quiet, outputting 10,800 watts of continuous power and 12,000 watts of surge power to keep your equipment operating at peak performance.

WINCO 18,000-Watt Portable Generator

The WL18000VE-03/B and WL18000VE are strong and dependable portable generators for roofing and spray foam applications. A premium Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine outputs 15,000 continuous watts and a maximum of 18,000.

WINCO 22,000-Watt Portable Generator

With the most power output in its class, the premium Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine features 19,000 watts of running power and 22,000 starting watts. It is the biggest of big dogs and can be fitted with wheels for increased portability or skid-mounted for trailers or rigs.

Diesel, Bi-Fuel, and Tri-Fuel Options

Depending on the model, diesel, bi-fuel (gasoline or natural gas), and tri-fuel (propane, natural gas, or gasoline) options are also available.

Bulldog and Multiquip Portable Generators

Intech Equipment & Supply carries Bulldog and Multiquip portable generators.

Bulldog 16KW Portable Gas Generator

This Bulldog portable gas generator features a Kohler 23.5 HP engine and electric starting system with a 17-gallon fuel tank. It delivers 16,000 watts of continuous power and a maximum output of 17,500 watts.

Multiquip 9.7KW Electric Start Portable Generator

The twin-cylinder Honda GX630 engine powering the Multiquip portable generator provides 8,400 watts of continuous power and 9,700-watt maximums for up to 10 hours of continuous run time.

Call the Experts at Intech Equipment & Supply

Regarding portable generators, we can help you find the best buy for the way you work, ensuring you get the right-size fit for your business. Our team of experts has been helping residential, commercial, and industrial contractors find the best equipment since 1995.

We have multiple locations nationwide, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, and Texas, so you can always get the support you need across time zones. Our independent sales reps shoot straight, so you get the information you need to make the best decision.

Get in touch with us, and let us go to work for you.

Find the right portable generator for your business. Call the experts at Intech Equipment & Supply at 866-652-9975 or contact us online.

About Kevin Malone
Kevin Malone is a leading expert in the spray foam insulation industry with 34 years of experience in spray foam fluid handling and a passion for innovation. He currently offers his extensive knowledge to Intech Equipment and Supply customers by supporting them in selecting quality spray foam equipment to optimize their business. Learn more about Kevin here.


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