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    Say, do we always have to ask a question?

    I was reading about the differences in the MM and the HH machines and was reminded of the old Hobart 300amp DC machines, I used out in the boat yard, years ago. We would come on site around day break, and it would be really wet with dew, right on the San Diego bay, certain times of the year. When we would plug on our machines into the 480v they would explode with a defening bang! But always after the sun came out and warmed them up, they would run all day...day after day! Those machines were WWII vintage and they kept on running, and running and running...The Energizer Bunny had nothing on those old work horses!
    Any body remember them?
    Last edited by Rocky D; 09-05-2002, 10:34 PM.

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    We had one of those old machines in the shop at the firehall where I worked & it was great to weld with. Harve
    Harve

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      HAHAHA...........DON'T LAUGH NOW.........PLEASE, MY BROTHER'S AND I OWN TWO OF THESE OLD THINGS. NOT VINTAGE WWII BUT AFTER THE BIG ONE WWII..............WHEN I CHECKED THE SERIAL NUMBER ONE WAS 1947 AND THE OTHER WAS 1953......HAHAHA...AND YOU GUESSED IT THEY BOTH WORK FINE WE HAVE THEM ON 230 3 PHASE.............NICE SMOOTH ARC.... WHERE WAS THAT ENERGIZER BUNNY AT THEN.............I DO LOVE THIS [email protected] LDS.COM

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        M 300 DC welder Ran like a horse and wouldnt fail. They did take alot of power to run them if I remember a good 100 amps even on 3 Phase.
        Dave Evans

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