The New DR90

When looking through our products, you may have noticed the DR90 looks a little bit different. Well, it is. Our ongoing journey of updating and improving has brought the DR90 to a new design.

WHAT IS NEW

What you probably notice first is the new color. We believe the gunmetal gray looks tough and will look great next to any building. Let’s just say this Big Dog is glad we didn’t go with tan – don’t tell anyone I said that! An industrial unit should look tough.

Beyond changing the color, we narrowed the door swing and added lift out panels. This means you can plan installation closer to walls while maintaining full access for service. Speaking of the foot print, we extended the base allowing for more fuel in the tank before it has to stick out past the base. If your application will have the generator installed inside a building, you can get a DR90 in an open skid design.

WHAT’S INSIDE ALSO COUNTS

Even though this is a redesign, don’t be worried that we cut back on any key components. WINCO’s generators are known for their longevity and dependability. That is because we have cultivated strong partnerships with top manufactures like FPT and Stamford. The DR90 is engineered with an FPT 4.5L, Tier III engine and an industrial Stamford generator end. Add to the mix the DSE7310 digital controller and Square D circuit breakers, you have there a fine piece of machinery. Long story short, you are getting all prime components, but the EPA only lets us sell it for standby applications.

WHAT IS COMING UP NEXT

The DR45 and DR65 are coming up next in the redesign world. These two units will share the same tanks and footprint as the DR90. How easy is that?!


Take a look here to quote and learn more about the DR90.


– BIG DOG

Get to Know Winco!

WINCO is a family-owned business with almost 80 employees. We thought it would be great to meet them!

Kim

Name: Kim Brockway
Position: Air-Cooled Final Assembler
Hobbies: Rock hunting, garage sales

Q: How long have your worked at WINCO?
A: 21 years

Q: Tell me a little about your family
A: I am happily married and have 3 kids, 4 grandkids with another on the way!

Q: What kind of rocks do you go searching for?
A: My mom and I travel to find agates, geodes, and petrified wood. This year, we traveled to Missouri, New Mexico and South Dakota.



Q: What do you do with your findings?
A: We put them in our rock gardens.

Q: You seem to have a garage sale at your house every month, what is your favorite thing about garage sales?
A: I do have a garage sale once a month starting in April until October and I enjoy meeting new people. We also do flea markets, but this year they were cancelled. I also love to go to garage sales and find those hidden treasures.


Thank you Kim for taking time to talk to me, I look forward to working with you!

If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to Kim! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!

See you soon!

– BIG DOG

Briggs & Stratton – Moving Forward

KPS Capital Partnership LP finished their purchase of Briggs & Stratton on September 22, 2020. This brings Briggs & Stratton out of Chapter 11 with a stronger, healthier balance sheet allowing the company to continue to build upon their 100+ year history. All warranties from before Chapter 11 are in full force and will be honored by the new owners.

As you know, WINCO has been building generators with the Vanguard engine on some of our most popular air-cooled generators. We value our partnership and appreciate the quality and durability of their products. We will continue manufacturing generators you depend on using these industrial engines. We love the fact that all of our Vanguard V-Twin engines are produced right here in the US!

Check out our popular air-cooled generators that feature the Vanguard engine!


– BIG DOG

Get to Know WINCO

This month we are getting a two-for-one!

Name: David Dominguez
Position: Tester
Hobbies: Gaming, Camping, Fishing

Name: Josie Krugerud-Dominguez
Position: Marketing Specialist
Hobbies: Photography, Drawing, Crocheting

Q: How long have you worked at WINCO?
A: David – 8 years
Josie – 7.5 years

Q: You recently got married this month, did you have any plans change due to the COVID pandemic?
A: Yes. We were going to get married in a different town than we did. Luckily, our church and a hall nearby were available. We didn’t have as many guests as we had hoped, but understood about health concerns. David’s family was able to make it from California, so we were grateful for that!

Q: Do you have any kids?
A: Josie: I have a daughter, Audrey, from a previous relationship. We also have a dog and 3 cats ruling the house.

Q: David, which is your favorite, ice fishing or open water fishing?
A: I like them both. I recently went on my brother-in-law’s bass boat and finally caught a bass. I am looking forward to ice fishing. I hope to get out more often this winter.

Q: Josie, I heard you have been crocheting a lot lately. What are you making?
A: It all started when my daughter requested I make her a blanket. Then my niece asked for one. So I decided to make one for all my nieces and nephews. My aunt and grandma made me blankets, so I thought I would carry on that tradition. I have 5 done, 1 being worked on and then 3 more to go.


Thank you David & Josie for taking time to talk to me, I look forward to working with you!

If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to David & Josie! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!

See you soon!

– BIG DOG

End of Life Product Announcement

At WINCO, we are constantly engineering and updating out product line! Our latest update is on the WL18000VE. We have redesigned this Big Dog to produce 10% more power. The good news is that even though we increased the power by 10% our engineering and purchasing team have made it possible to sell the new model at the SAME price!

Before we transition to the new WL18000VE/B, we are going to sell out of the previous version first. With the increase in shipments to areas affected by storms we are going to run out of the current model a lot earlier than we anticipated. We anticipate we will run out before the end of September and apologize for the short notice.

Let’s compare the difference between the old and new models:

WL18000VE-03/A
WL18000VE-03/B

Click here to get more information and downloads of the new WL18000VE.


– BIG DOG