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  • miller challenger 172?

    Anyone have experience with this machine?

    Any known querks or issues? I believe its successor is the mm180?

    Im looking at picking one up thats for sale locally

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    The challenger 172 came before the mm180 around 1997. It has a 6 position voltage switch instead of four position which gives better control. I owned one from 1997 till 2010 when it got sold to a friend of mine who is still using it, no problems with it we used a 15 ft benard gun on it since 2007 no feeding problems

    Duane

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    • #3
      I had one for five years, good machine.

      What are they asking?

      God Bless
      John

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      • #4
        I have the Challenger 172. I may have misunderstood the other reply, but mine has a 4 position switch with the adjustable wire speed control. I bought mine new around 1999 and so far so good, although I only average about 1 or 2 small projects a year. I paid about $600 to Airgas just for the welder itself back then.
        Miller Challenger 172
        Hobart AC/DC Stickmate
        Older Sears AC Stick machine

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        • #5
          4 taps

          My grandfather and I bought one in 1999. Only 4 taps so was hard to use on sheetmetal. Replaced by the infinate voltage 175. Arc starts are ok, maybe even better than the 175. $$650-675 with no regulator in 1999.

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          • #6
            miller challenger 172?

            It has the 4 position voltage switch.

            It in immaculate shape. Im waiting for him to send me the serial to verify year.

            Hes asking $650 which is high. Im gonna throw him an offer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jobpump53 View Post
              It has the 4 position voltage switch.

              It in immaculate shape. Im waiting for him to send me the serial to verify year.

              Hes asking $650 which is high. Im gonna throw him an offer
              Way too high, probably more than it cost new. Amazon has the Hobart HH190 w/spool gun for $819, and the HH187 for $729.

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              • #8
                My friend got one in the spring for 450 it looked brand new with a little dust on it its the later one with more than 4 taps . It came with a 125cf c25 emty and no cart
                MM140 AS
                375 Xstream
                Diversion 180
                Dynasty 200DX

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