Winco Tri-Fuel Generator- HPS9000VE | Absolute Generators

Winco Tri-Fuel Generator- HPS9000VE | Absolute Generators

Winco Tri-Fuel Generator - HPS9000VE, 8000 Watt, Briggs, Electric Start

Model: 16609-001

Status: Available

List Price: $4,002.00
Sale Price: $2,751.00


Tri-Fuel: LP, Gas, NG




Portable Generator


Electric & Recoil

Watts (Rated)


Watts (Surge)


Briggs & Stratton

49 State Compliant

Winco Tri-Fuel Generator - 8000 Watt, Briggs & Stratton, Electric Start, Gasoline, Propane, Natural Gas Fueled

  • 9000 surge Watts / 8000 continuous Watts
  • Briggs & Stratton 16HP OHV engine
  • Electric and recoil start 
  • 30 Amp plug
  • Brushless alternator
  • Copper windings
  • Fuel gauge
  • Gasoline Consumption [Full Load]: 1.3 gal/hour
  • Propane Consumption [Full Load]: 1.9 gal/hour
  • Natural Gas Consumption: 180 cu. ft./hour

With the ability to operate on gasoline, cleaner burning LP (propane)or natural gas fuels to meet a variety of power generation needs, the Winco Tri-Fuel (or Hybrid Fuel) Generator offers the ultimate in flexibility while maintaining an environmentally friendly design.  Operating on propane or natural gas increases your run time, will not gum up your generator's carburetor, and gives you quick, reliable starts.  It is very easy to to convert from regular gasoline to propane and then to natural gas.  To operate on vapor fuels you simply turn off the gasoline fuel line, connect the proper t-valve fitting for the selected fuel, and connect the main fuel supply. After start, the engine is capable of providing hours of uninterrupted power from an adequate fuel supply.  Furthermore, unlike gasoline, propane can be stored for years without going bad.  The unit is a great alternative to a permanently mounted standby back up generator.

The generators are powered by premium Briggs & Stratton 16 HP Vanguard OHV Engine with low oil protection that helps prevent costly repairs and downtime.  This powerful, high-quality generator features inherent voltage regulation and protection for optimum reliability and safety. With a special carburetor and secondary gas regulator, the engine can operate on your most convenient fuel: gasoline, LP gas, or natural gas. 

The WINCO Tri-Fuel Generator features a maintenance free electronic ignition system, dual element air filter to reduce maintenance, inherent voltage regulation for precise, stable output and optimum reliability, 100% copper windings (NEMA class F insulation), capacitator excitation for brushless operation, special 120/240 volt receptacle for connection to a temporary power distribution system or to a building's electrical service with an approved manual transfer switch for emergency/standby use, standard straight blade (U-ground 120V duplex receptacles), circuit breaker overload protection, protective cradle (heavy duty tubular steel cradle with distinctive wrap-around design for added strength and durability), vibration isolation for smooth operation, and standard electric start with battery rack and cables (battery not included). 

This generator features a current of 120V and 240V AC, a continuous current rating of 66/33 Amps, (2) duplex 120V 3 prong/straight blade outlets (NEMA 5-20R, standard household plug), (1) 120/240V 30A twist lock (NEMA L14-30), a 7 gallon fuel tank capacity, noise level of 77dB at 7 meters, a 7.0 hour run time @ 50% load, and a 5.4 hour run time @ 100% load. 

Comparing against an aftermarket conversion kit applied unit or thinking of buying an aftermarket conversion kit to install yourself on your old gasoline generator?  Be careful!  Don't count on a modified generator to offer the sinergistic ease of switching between gasoline, natural gas, and LP gas.  Don't count on seemless warranty claims or parts service with a unit that no one claims as their own.  You can count on the manufacturer pointing the finger at the conversion kit and you can count on the conversion kit maker pointing the finger at the manufacturer. WINCO has been offering quality and smooth running American Built tri-fuel generators since 1984. 

Multi-fuel generators utilizing vapor fuels must be started using electric start system. Recoil start will not crank the engine/fly-wheel fast enough to provide the proper vacuum to make the vapor fuel system function. Do not use the choke when operating on vapor fuels (propane or natural gas) as it will prevent a proper air to fuel mix ratio. Power ratings are based upon gasoline use. Derate 10% for LP gas and 20% for natural gas. 

Easy to move and store with optional wheel kit (not included, available as accessory). Hose, battery, and LP tank not included (see owner's manual for more information). 

EPA approved. 


Manufacturer Winco
Model Number 16609-001
Generator Grade Emergency
Generator Style Portable Generator
Special Features 30 Amp Plug, Brushless Alternator, Built In America, Copper Windings, Fuel Gauge

Engine Details

Engine/Motor Brand Briggs & Stratton
Engine Model Vanguard
Fuel Type Tri-Fuel: LP, Gas, NG
Starting System Electric & Recoil
Battery For Electric Start Add @ Checkout
Horsepower 16.0 HP
Engine/Motor Type V-Twin, OHV
Displacement 480cc
Engine RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Capacity 7.00 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Ld (Hrs) 7.0
Run Time @ 100% Ld (Hrs) 5.4
Fuel Cons. @ 100% Ld 1.30 Gallons/Hour
LP Consumption 100% Ld 1.90 Gallons/Hour
NG Consumption 100% Ld 180 Cubic Feet/Hour
Fuel Gauge Included
Enclosure Tubular Steel
Fuel Tank Material Steel
Low Oil Shutdown/Alert Yes
Engine Cyl. Sleeve Mtrl. Cast Iron
Operational Volume (dB) 77.0


Portability/Wheel Kit Add @ Checkout
Propane Tank Sold Separately
Fuel Supply Hose Sold Separately
Low Pressure Fuel Solenoid Kit Add @ Checkout
Cover Add @ Checkout
Trickle Battery Charger Add @ Checkout
Gas Can Add @ Checkout


Engine Warranty 3 Years
Consumer Generator Warranty 2 Years
Commercial Generator Warranty 120 Days


Built In United States

Other Information

Weight (Lbs.) 274
Unit Dimensions 33.0"L x 23.0"W x 22.0"H
Agency Compliance EPA
California Destination-Operators-Buyers Warning Click Here For California Proposition 65 Warning


NEMA 5-20R Duplex (20 Amp 120, 2 Each)
NEMA 5-20R Duplex (20 Amp 120, 2 Each)
NEMA L14-30R (30 Amp 120/240)
NEMA L14-30R (30 Amp 120/240)

Generator Details

Surge Start Watts 9,000
Continuous Rated Watts 8,000
Power Derate Watts Propane By 10%, NG By 20%
Voltage 120, 240
Rated Amps @ Min Volt 66.7
Rated Amps @ Max Volt 33.3
Motor Starting HP Rating 4
Frequency 60 Hz
Phase Single-Phase
Alternator Brushless
Copper Windings 100%
Voltage Regulation +/- 5%
Frequency Regulation +/- 3%
Total Harmonic Distortion Less Than 6%
Circuit Breakers Yes
Bonded Neutral (Y/N) Bonded Neutral To Ground

Transfer Switch

Transfer Switch Add @ Checkout

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