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  1. #1
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    Default IR Compressor Mounted

    Got my air compressor mounted. 13 HP Kohler, electric start, 30 gallons at 175 PSI, 25 CFM 100% continuous duty.

    Got a great deal on it at Tractor Supply of all places.





    Next up are cable reels which should be here next week, and Monday I'm gonna head down to the LWS and order my wire feeder, freek box, aluminum spool gun and some miscellaneous cables.
    Big 40 Deluxe
    12RC
    WC-24
    30A

    Dynasty 700

    XMT 456
    Custom Cart w/the following:
    S-74DX
    Optima Pulser
    Coolmate 3
    XR Control Box
    XR Alumna Pro Python W/C

    CP 302 w/22A
    MM210
    Synchrowave 180 SD

    Spectrum 2050

    TB 302
    12RC
    WC-24
    30A
    HF 251 D1

    Dynasty 200 Coming Soon

  2. #2
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    nice set up im looking into the same comp.
    northern tools has it for $2289.99 with
    free shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC Iron works View Post
    nice set up im looking into the same comp.
    northern tools has it for $2289.99 with
    free shipping

    It's an awesome compressor.

    I urge you to shop around though, as I did.

    There are 2 models, one with and one without an alternator. $1999 and $2199 in my Northern 2008 Hardcover Fall & Winter Master Catalog. (Lift gate delivery to your driveway is usually not included in their free freight offers.)

    I bought the one without the charging system because I ran cables from the compressor to my TB 302 battery for starting duties. Since the TB will handle keeping the battery charged, there is no need to spend a couple hundred extra dollars on something not needed.

    My local Tractor Supply had this compressor for $1899.

    I got them to give me 10% off.

    I paid $1794 out the door. I'm very happy with that.
    Big 40 Deluxe
    12RC
    WC-24
    30A

    Dynasty 700

    XMT 456
    Custom Cart w/the following:
    S-74DX
    Optima Pulser
    Coolmate 3
    XR Control Box
    XR Alumna Pro Python W/C

    CP 302 w/22A
    MM210
    Synchrowave 180 SD

    Spectrum 2050

    TB 302
    12RC
    WC-24
    30A
    HF 251 D1

    Dynasty 200 Coming Soon

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    nice set up.

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    man thats a good lookin trailer! and good lookin dog too! whats the purpose of a compressor? not to sound dumb but why would you need one on a welding trailer? ive seen them lot latley on service repair trucks... just curious what you guys use the air for.. tools? gougin? etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shott8283 View Post
    man thats a good lookin trailer! and good lookin dog too! whats the purpose of a compressor? not to sound dumb but why would you need one on a welding trailer? ive seen them lot latley on service repair trucks... just curious what you guys use the air for.. tools? gougin? etc?
    Carbon arc and air tools.....
    Big 40 Deluxe
    12RC
    WC-24
    30A

    Dynasty 700

    XMT 456
    Custom Cart w/the following:
    S-74DX
    Optima Pulser
    Coolmate 3
    XR Control Box
    XR Alumna Pro Python W/C

    CP 302 w/22A
    MM210
    Synchrowave 180 SD

    Spectrum 2050

    TB 302
    12RC
    WC-24
    30A
    HF 251 D1

    Dynasty 200 Coming Soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by shott8283 View Post
    man thats a good lookin trailer! and good lookin dog too! whats the purpose of a compressor? not to sound dumb but why would you need one on a welding trailer? ive seen them lot latley on service repair trucks... just curious what you guys use the air for.. tools? gougin? etc?
    you can run a plasma cutter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 1 View Post
    Got my air compressor mounted. 13 HP Kohler, electric start, 30 gallons at 175 PSI, 25 CFM 100% continuous duty.

    Got a great deal on it at Tractor Supply of all places.





    Next up are cable reels which should be here next week, and Monday I'm gonna head down to the LWS and order my wire feeder, freek box, aluminum spool gun and some miscellaneous cables.
    Nice rig, but that tongue doesnt look very strong, especially for the length. But it looks alot cleaner/neater then my trailer....
    Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badd00SS View Post
    Nice rig, but that tongue doesnt look very strong, especially for the length. But it looks alot cleaner/neater then my trailer....
    The tongue extends almost half way into the trailer for it's overall length and is tied in well. The tongue and cross supports are all welded to the diamond plate skin. I'll look for pictures of the bare frame.

    Edit-found it.

    Even so, the tongue only has to support tongue weight.

    My tongue weight is 200 lbs, which I plan to reduce slightly by rearranging my equipment a smidge.

    I think 2x2x.250 wall box can support 200 lbs over a 42" span.

    I have zero sway or flex up to 65 mph. It tows really nice.



    Now consider the yield and tensile of A36.....yield is 36k and tensile is 58-80k depending upon the type/shape used. Even considering very excessive G forces in an accident, say 10 Gs, the tongue will see a 2000 lb load.....

    Still think it's weak?

    Most crap is WAY overbuilt.

    I'm a minimalist that likes clean designs.

    And in the unlikely event it ever bends in some horrendous accident, I'll cut it out and replace it with 2x3 or 2x4 .250 wall box tube and call it a day.
    Last edited by Number 1; 02-19-2009 at 04:35 PM.
    Big 40 Deluxe
    12RC
    WC-24
    30A

    Dynasty 700

    XMT 456
    Custom Cart w/the following:
    S-74DX
    Optima Pulser
    Coolmate 3
    XR Control Box
    XR Alumna Pro Python W/C

    CP 302 w/22A
    MM210
    Synchrowave 180 SD

    Spectrum 2050

    TB 302
    12RC
    WC-24
    30A
    HF 251 D1

    Dynasty 200 Coming Soon

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    I like the honda because it has always started except 1 time when it was below zero.

    A friend of mine Vern had the Kohler and in the winter he always had to run a hose off the exhaust of the welder over to the compressor to get it started while mine always started unless like I said it was down around zero.

    Alot of it may be personal experience and I've had the best luck with the honda.

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