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Key Considerations for Welding on the Farm

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Ron Brooks oversees a large farming enterprise where timely equipment fabrication and repairs can be critical to keep things running smoothly — both in the shop or out in the field. Portability, versatility and ease of use top his list of desired qualities in a welder for these necessary applications.

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Catch Miller at an upcoming farm and ranch show

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Don’t miss Miller at one of these upcoming events. Hands-on demos will be available from the Miller booths where you can try MIG, TIG and Plasma cutting equipment.

Stop by the publication’s hospitality tents at both Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days to sign up to win Miller product including a Bobcat 250 EFI welding generator or Digital Elite Stars and Stripes auto-darkening helmet.







Farm Progress Show 

Aug. 28–30 in Boone, Iowa

Husker Harvest Days
Sept. 11-13 in Grand Island, Neb.

Miller Reinvents Bobcat™ Engine-Driven Welder Generators

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Miller has re-engineered its class-leading Bobcat line of engine-driven welder/generators to reduce sound, reduce weight, offer a smaller footprint, reduce fuel use and simplify daily maintenance. Sound on the newly designed Bobcat models is reduced by as much as 33 percent, and the machine is up to 5 inches shorter and 55 pounds lighter (depending on the model). The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) option with the Bobcat 250 also reduces fuel use by as much as 27 percent compared to carbureted models.

Engine-driven welder/generators are ideal machines for service trucks and/or emergency power situations on farms and ranches, and are also often found in construction, MRO, and fabrication applications.

The EFI option (Bobcat 250 only) optimizes the air/fuel ratio for less emissions, longer runtimes and superior performance compared to carbureted models. It provides more reliable starting performance in cold climates, requires no choke, and is less prone to fuel deterioration due to infrequent use. Payback can be achieved in a matter of months with up to 27 percent fuel savings.

Each Bobcat engine-driven welder/generator has also been fully optimized for truck integration. The shorter and lighter design allows more room for other tools and equipment, and reduces the wear and strain of a heavier machine on the truck’s chassis. Daily maintenance has also been made easier with front panel displays to help users keep track of service intervals, as well as the intuitive placement of service points. Oil and air filter checks are performed from the top by the front panel, and fuel fill and oil drain/filter are easily accessible on the side. Tool-less panels allow for quick access.

The three new models are:

Bobcat 250

Bobcat 225

Bobcat 3 Phase

Bobcat 250 EFI