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  • #16
    It may not have had enough voltage. Some shop machines don't put out quite enough to run them. If the voltage drops, the contactor kicks out and she no workee.

    '06 Trailblazer 302
    '06 12RC feeder
    Super S-32P feeder

    HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
    Esab Multimaster 260
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    • #17
      I used an '04 Trailblazer DC with a company I used to work for. In fact it was loaded in my truck at the welding supply. I've used quite a few Miller engine drive machines, and it is the only one I liked, the rest I hated. As bad as I hate to say it the TB was as good as an SA200 as far as I could tell and I learned to weld on those. Incidentally the best engine drive I ever used was a '72 SA200. It used no oil and would run 3/16 jet. I used it from '95 to '99 and they are still running it daily. But by the same token the only Hobart I ever used was smooooooth as all get out. I don't judge machines by what color they are, but how they weld, heheh. I did like that 300 amps and 100% duty cycle on the TB, and I didn't really believe that I wouldn't be able to tell when someone ran power tools while I was welding. Well the only time I ever noticed when they kicked something on it was the chopsaw. The drills and grinders I never noticed.
      Lincoln: Eagle 10,000, Weld-Pak HD, Weld-Pak 155, AC-225, LN-25 wirefeeder
      Miller: Syncrowave 250DX Tigrunner
      Westinghouse: 400+ amp AC
      ThermalArc Handy wirefeeder
      1 Harris, 3 Victor O/A rigs
      Arcair gouger
      Too many other power toys to list.

      Do it right, do it once. And in all things ya get what ya pay for.