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  • weld007
    started a topic Trailblazer 325?????????????????

    Trailblazer 325?????????????????

    So a couple of months ago i bought a TB 302 and i like it don't get me wrong, but why couldn't they have released the TB 325 a few months ago it ticks me off but anyhow has anybody had a chance to try it or take a look at it???

  • Tierno
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    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    The new 325 fires a wave form quite simular to the 350, and equally simular to the Ranger and Vantage. These are using IGBT's as its control out to a. set of Diodes kinda like how a XMT350 works plus a few more do dads

    As for the Pro300, its using basic SCR rectifier. Not the best in final arc quallity, though still an adequate machine
    I know it's an old post but I would like to know why you would prefer a 325 over the 305g? Can you please let me know the difference between the two

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  • cruizer
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    The new 325 fires a wave form quite simular to the 350, and equally simular to the Ranger and Vantage. These are using IGBT's as its control out to a set of Diodes kinda like how a XMT350 works plus a few more do dads

    As for the Pro300, its using basic SCR rectifier. Not the best in final arc quallity, though still an adequate machine

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  • weld007
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    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    Finally Miller has caught up with the Lincoln. This 325 has the same basic theory as the Lincoln 305. Yes the 325 is vulnerable in a few areas. But after stripping one down. I actually like it, and its very suprising for me to like any engine drive of Millers.

    Do you like the Pipepro 350 or the Pro 300 Cruizer??
    But i did get a chance to weld a bit with a 305G i liked the arc better than my 302TB but don't get me wrong i have no problems with my TB302 i like it aside from the fact it wont run a soft start grinder unless it's on high idle.
    Last edited by weld007; 12-02-2012, 12:13 PM.

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  • cruizer
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    Finally Miller has caught up with the Lincoln. This 325 has the same basic theory as the Lincoln 305. Yes the 325 is vulnerable in a few areas. But after stripping one down. I actually like it, and its very suprising for me to like any engine drive of Millers.

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  • c wagner
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    Originally posted by shortarc View Post
    Just curios did they move the oil filter and drain to the left hand side of the machine? From what I can make out it looks like it, and also the fuel filler. That will make it hard to service for us guys that mount in a pickup facing the drivers side.
    Sounds like you may need a front or rear mount remote oil drain and filter kit in that application. I think I should have enough clearance... but I might not, I'll keep you posted.

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  • c wagner
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    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    Had one in the shop for cover fitting
    So you will be making winter covers for them... good to know I ordered my machine last week.

    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    I'd definately buy one over a Ranger 305. The Exell power is worth the coin as well.
    Did someone hack your account... I NEVER thought I'd hear those words come out of your mouth.

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  • cruizer
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    Originally posted by shortarc View Post
    Still loving my TB302 but one of these days it may need replaced.

    Just curios did they move the oil filter and drain to the left hand side of the machine? From what I can make out it looks like it, and also the fuel filler. That will make it hard to service for us guys that mount in a pickup facing the drivers side.

    Why in the world did they remove the AC welding capability? Have only used it a few times on my 302 but when I needed it to get out of a severe arc blow situation it was a real life saver.
    Well, yeah, cause the engine and gen are reversed, so yep the filter is now on the other side. AS for the AC capability, not many were using that function, so it was discontinued. Basically if your running Aluminum, its through a spoolgun in CV.

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  • Amc724
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    "Why in the world did they remove the AC welding capability? Have only used it a few times on my 302 but when I needed it to get out of a severe arc blow situation it was a real life saver."

    Marketing would be my guess.
    If you want Ac output, gotta buy a dynasty.

    So, yes on the excel power. 10-4

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  • shortarc
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    Still loving my TB302 but one of these days it may need replaced.

    Just curios did they move the oil filter and drain to the left hand side of the machine? From what I can make out it looks like it, and also the fuel filler. That will make it hard to service for us guys that mount in a pickup facing the drivers side.

    Why in the world did they remove the AC welding capability? Have only used it a few times on my 302 but when I needed it to get out of a severe arc blow situation it was a real life saver.

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  • cruizer
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    Had one in the shop for cover fitting and remote. Took it apart. The generator is a little cheaper, kinda looks like the ones that were in the T-dyne engine drives. so not repairable should it crash, That said, the unit put out a nice controllable arc, super quiet, A little more electronics, but they are easy to get too. And the machines are quite light wt. I'd definately buy one over a Ranger 305. The Exell power is worth the coin as well.

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  • Amc724
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    I'm thinking about buying a trailblazer 325 when I get my income tax return next February.
    im looking at the excel power option, is it worth the $500?
    the machine adjust engine speed based on load requirements? So I'm kinda confused. How much will it rev up running just a grinder without excel power?

    Also, can you get machines cheaper if you pick them up from the factory?

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  • joewayne
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    Trailblazer 325?????????????????

    Been running ours for a weeks straight, 8 to 10 hours a day, and haven't had a problem with it yet, except one day, it didn't want to start back after lunch, don't know what it was, but hasn't done it since.

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  • Gmmandan
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    I got a quote from a dealer on a new 325 today wih Efi it was $4980 and the EFI Excel was $5350.00 plus tax. They did not have either in stock and had to call miller to even find out about it as it was not in the books. I am torn if I want sell my pro 300 and get one . I just like the thought of the weight of the machine and having one with a warranty. I am just not sure if I want to be a test subject till they get the bugs worked out.

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  • jamesmg
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    high revv

    if they can do what they say with the 325 then they should improve all of the other machines, from high dollar to low. however ,they should not reduce the gas tank size. even though mig is not used much on welder/generators, they shoud all say that they can run mig without it revving up. if they did then the other processes would also benifit!

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