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  • which welder? help please.

    What would you guy's recommend for my needs. I run a tractor trailer outfit. I would like to keep most of the welding in house. Now the yard that we rent to park the equipment, is only 110. I would like to run a welder off of my generator, which is a Champion 6500 watts.
    We need something powerful enough to weld anything on 5 axle trailer, from mainframe to a side pocket.
    If it were completely necessary, I would buy a self contained unit used.

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    forget 110vac "battery chargers"

    Miller Trailblazer 302
    I have one I use for semi trailer repair. Runs 7018 very well.. better than the Bobcat it replaced. I also run a 30A from it for AL repairs. It's a helluva setup
    Mike

    sigpic WHEELED VEHICLE SERVICE SINCE 1960

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    • #3
      Agree that running a 110 v welder for a trailer shop is not going to be what is needed. The options would be to either get an engine driven welder or wire an outlet for 220. For general repairs a DC stick machine would be more versatile and I wouldn't go under 200 amps minimum. You can go with a flux core wire but the machine is going to cost more than the same size stick welder.
      Jim

      Miller MM 210
      Miller Dialarc 250P
      Airco 225 engine driven
      Victor O/A
      Lots of other tools and always wanting more

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      • #4
        generator drivin

        What size welder would my generator drive. As I say, I only rent the spaces at the yard and I am limited to 110.

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        • #5
          A Miller Maxstar 150, runs from both 120 and 240 and will run just dandy from that genset.
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