I had been looking for an engine-powered welder that would SMAW in both AC and DC as well as something I could use as a backup generator at the house when the power goes down.
I decided to go with a late-80s era AEAD 200LE that I found on CL.
The owner had it in his barn and it was covered with hay and sawdust. Luckily, he was still starting it and using it occasionally.
The Onan engine runs really well and I really don't think that the machine has a whole lot of hours on it.
I opened it up when we got her home and pulled out a mouse nest about the size of a basketball.
Everything inside looks pretty well intact and my plan is to refurb it and use it.
As I go along with the project, I am going to post pictures here and I would love to hear from anyone who has one/had one.