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  1. #1
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    Default Should I buy a used 250nt or new 225?

    Hello, I found a used Bobcat 250nt with onan engine with only 11 hours on it. The thing is basically brand new. I can buy a new 225 for $400 more, any advice, pros/cons.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jes77jes View Post
    Hello, I found a used Bobcat 250nt with onan engine with only 11 hours on it. The thing is basically brand new. I can buy a new 225 for $400 more, any advice, pros/cons.
    Thanks
    Look at the serial # to make sure it is still in warranty. If it is in warranty, I'd buy it.

    http://www.millerwelds.com/service/ <== look at the bottom of "manual and parts" tab for the serial # link.

    Also, does the 250nt have more features than the new 225?
    Millermatic Passport Plus
    Millermatic 200

    Millermatic 350P with Python
    XMT 304 /w S-64 feeder and 12VS
    Dynasty 300 DX
    Thermal Arc 400 MST
    Victor O/A
    Premier Power Welder for my trail junk.

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    The Bobcat's do hold their value very well, however, I'd spend the extra $400 for a new one. On the new Bobcat 225 versus the Bobcat 225 NT you get:
    -2 gallons more fuel capacity
    -Covered weld terminals and receptacles with protective armor covering the front of the machine.
    -Oil change maintenance countdown indicator.
    -More horsepower and more output(23 hp versus 20 hp)
    -Ten degree skewed rotor for even cleaner generator power.
    -Full 3 year warranty (although seldom needed on Bobcats).

    I hope this helps you with your decision.
    Have a great day!

    John Leisner
    Product Manager
    Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

    Owner and user of:
    Trailblazer 302 and Legend 301
    Smith Dual Guard oxy-fuel system
    Various borrowed Millermatics and Spectrums.

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    The 250nt does come with a set of leads too, however it isn't under warranty anymore.
    Thanks for the advice

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    Go for the new one, warranty is worth it.
    A C T I O N ! ! !

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    SSSOOO.....does the new Trailblazers have the skewed rotor??
    Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
    MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

    Miller Bobcat 225 NT
    Miller 30-A Spoolgun
    Miller WC-115-A
    Miller Spectrum 300
    Miller Spoolmate 200
    Miller 225 Thunderbolt
    SPEEDGLAS 9100XX

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