Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set



Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby grumpyvette » November 26th, 2013, 10:25 am

let us know what you eventually purchase and WHY you selected it!
Ive had good results from my lincoln/generator/arc welder, but thats not saying theres not other valid options available
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby chromebumpers » November 26th, 2013, 7:44 pm

Brian, if you make a complete list and description I can do some searching out this way.
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby 87vette81big » November 26th, 2013, 9:11 pm

Setting my budget $2k used max with Welding cables.
A Lincoln Ranger 250 amp AC/DC Like Grumpy's would be great. But realistic out of my price range.Never know searching used. May show up.

A Miller Bobcat 225 G AC/DC likely fit my needs best. 8 KVA Generator output.
Run things around the farmhouse when power goes out.
Has 230 VAC Power plug too.
My well is 230 single phase. Perfect.
Onan engine on older units. Parts hard to find frim reading.
Must have fairly low hours & well maintained.
Price to buy range from $500- $1500 +.
Seems to be Iron w
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby 87vette81big » November 26th, 2013, 9:15 pm

Seems to be the iron workers choice in past here in the Midwest.
Some of those old Lincoln SA Long Hood & Short Hood DC Welders have 85,000 + Hours of use !!!
Still going Strong !
50 Hours run time is 3000 miles @60 mph in a car.
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby 87vette81big » November 26th, 2013, 9:23 pm

85,000 Hours Equals 5.1 Million miles !
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby chromebumpers » November 27th, 2013, 11:22 am

How many hours on each unit are you expecting to find? Threshold between fair and too high? Is it close to figure 100,000 hrs. per year used?
There are many large companies that auction off their surplus or equipment for newer, higher efficiency, tax write-offs or raise money. Around here there are several large auction companies - if I see anything I'll send the info to you. A lot of guys mount their equipment on a flat bed trucks. What's your take on that if you found the correct equipment but a truck's included?

Did you switch jobs? I thought you are a full fledged Mr. Goodwrench?
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby 87vette81big » November 27th, 2013, 1:26 pm

I don't need another truck Rich.
Have enough.
100,000 hrs is a lot.
Old units have to research carefull on. Parts can be difficult to come by.
Always will Be Better than Mr Goodrich.
He don't Drag Race or Go Dirt Track Racing.
He don't know performance machine work. How to use a South Bend Lathe, Use a Bridgeport Verticle Mill.
He can't fabricate one off Race parts like I can.
He can't troubleshoot helping others on Forums from his mind alone. No Google search.
He can't weld either like I can.

My mindset is like Grumpy's.
Be equipped & Preparred for all.
Have to be.
Jackoff in Whitehouse wants us all dead.
Luberals included.

Let me know what you find Rich.
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby chromebumpers » November 27th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Sorry Brian, I didn't mean to use "Mr. Goodwrench" in any derogatory way. Actually I use Mr. GW when referring to a professional mechanic and not a Shade tree, backyard, driveway or grease monkey which infers the opposite.

It's bad enough tracking hundreds of welding configurations, I'm just trying to understand "Use Vs. Time" for evaluation purposes. There was a construction contractors auction last month with over 600 units and I was told 40 of them were the same you listed, just packaged differently. Prices ranged from $550 to $3050. Generators (prices) were all over the board with diesel dominating the 10 top models. I could likely find exactly what you want if I can get a list that has any play known up front. If I have text message short-hand to work with, than things can get frustrating for the searchers. Substitutions must me known as well as hrs. used.
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby 87vette81big » November 27th, 2013, 8:30 pm

I appreciate your help Rich.
There are many times I needed a portable gas engine welder.
Talk later.
A friends Suburban is broke down
His girlfriends van too.
Busy night soon.

BR
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Re: Portable Welding Rig AC/DC Stick TIG Generator Set

Postby 87vette81big » December 1st, 2013, 11:32 am

Found a Miller Bobcat plus with Kohler V twin CH18 18 Hp engine. 225 amp. 8kv Gen set.
Drive to get it.
Has welding leads. Trailer too.
I want it. Priced Right..
Lincoln Ranger Super 8 with Onan 16 HP P216 I also found has sat. Don't run. Seller asking too much $$$.
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