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    Default Trailblazer 302

    Hello everyone,
    I'm new to the forum. I've been a Journeyman Welder for 10 years now. I have always been a shop welder. I'm now looking to expand my business outside my shop walls. I am looking at portable units now. I have found a really new(52hrs) Trailblazer 302 gas. I was wondering if anyone out there has anything bad to say about these machines. I really don't know much about engine driven welders, so I wanted to hear what you guys have to say about it. What to look for etc.
    Thank you in advance for your time.

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    I own one and love it

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    Excellent machine. Mine has the Subaru in it. What engine ?? I would stay with Kohler or Subaru. Not sure if the 302 used a Onan , but parts are getting hard to get from what I read for Onan.
    The generator part is awesome. I can run all the necessities in my house with it. Not sure on fuel consumption, but I would say you could figure almost a gallon a hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beamwalker View Post
    I own one and love it
    Same here.
    Trailblazer 302
    Lincoln SP-135-T
    Hobart Stickmate AC/DC
    Smith torch
    Spoolmatic 30A

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Excellent machine. Mine has the Subaru in it. What engine ?? I would stay with Kohler or Subaru. Not sure if the 302 used a Onan , but parts are getting hard to get from what I read for Onan.
    The generator part is awesome. I can run all the necessities in my house with it. Not sure on fuel consumption, but I would say you could figure almost a gallon a hour.
    huh, that ONAN was picked up by Subaru, and that Subaru was picked up by Cummins now. Same engine, Same parts....

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    Default guess it depends on what kind of work you are looking to do.

    I have a TB 302 with the Subaru, i love this machine as well, it is excellent for lots of different stuff, Stick , MIG and TIG on carbon, stainless or aluminum. It also have a strong generator if you need it. With some attachments it can do just about anything you could throw at it. its kinda a swiss army knife type machine. If i was running day in/out id look to a diesel though, probly the pro 300 or 350 pipepro in the blue ones or the Vantage series if you like the red ones.
    I have a welding addiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruizer View Post
    huh, that ONAN was picked up by Subaru, and that Subaru was picked up by Cummins now. Same engine, Same parts....
    Wow, I never heard this before. I thought Subaru was a complete different
    manufacture. When did Miller start with the Subaru ? Just curious.

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    1920 - Onan started in business.
    1925 - They purchased 25 model FE engines from Briggs & Stratton.
    1927 - They built a ten light generator.
    1930 - The first engine was built.
    1932 - The first Gen Set was produced.
    During World War II, Onan supplied 85% of the military generators.
    1946 - The Onan Corporation was formed.
    1960s - Studebaker purchased Onan and introduced the J series air-cooled engine.
    1975 - Hawker Siddeley bought 33% of Onan.
    1979 - McGraw Edison bought 67% of Onan from Studebaker.
    1985 - Onan now has 92.3% of the Recreational Vehicle market.
    1986 - Cummins Engine Co begins the acquisition of Onan Corp.
    1992 - Cummins Engine Co completes the acquisition of Onan Corp.
    1997 - Onan closes its Huntsville engine manufacturing plant and sells their tooling and technology to Linamar Corp of Canada.
    1997 - Linamar starts producing Performer and Elite engines for Onan in a new plant in Guelph, Ontario.
    2000 - Onan contracts with Fuji/Robin to manufacture their OHV EH64 Horizintal V-twin engine for Onan for the welder industry.
    2003 - Linamar stops producing Performer engines for Onan and Onan exits the small gasoline engine business.
    2004 - Fuji/Robin stops making Onan branded engines for the welder market and transitions to making Suburu/Robin engines for the welder industry.
    2005 - Linamar stops producing two cylinder Performer engines sold under the Linamar name. 2007 - Onan changes it name and Logo to Cummins Onan
    Last edited by cruizer; 10-23-2012 at 06:19 PM.

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    I love mine too. But I'd rather have a TB325 Air-Pak if/when they make one. Just for the things it can do at idle.
    Trailblazer® 302 Air Pak™
    Miller Dynasty® 350
    Millermatic 350P Aluminum
    Millermatic® 252
    Syncrowave 351

    SuitCase® X-TREME™ 12VS

    Multimatic™ 200
    Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ w/MVP™
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    Have one and i love it, but there is a new TB325 i would take a look at it before i purchase the TB302.

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