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  1. #1
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    Default miller challenger 172?

    Anyone have experience with this machine?

    Any known querks or issues? I believe its successor is the mm180?

    Im looking at picking one up thats for sale locally

  2. #2
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    The challenger 172 came before the mm180 around 1997. It has a 6 position voltage switch instead of four position which gives better control. I owned one from 1997 till 2010 when it got sold to a friend of mine who is still using it, no problems with it we used a 15 ft benard gun on it since 2007 no feeding problems

    Duane

  3. #3
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    I had one for five years, good machine.

    What are they asking?

    God Bless
    John

  4. #4
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    I have the Challenger 172. I may have misunderstood the other reply, but mine has a 4 position switch with the adjustable wire speed control. I bought mine new around 1999 and so far so good, although I only average about 1 or 2 small projects a year. I paid about $600 to Airgas just for the welder itself back then.
    Miller Challenger 172
    Hobart AC/DC Stickmate
    Older Sears AC Stick machine

  5. #5
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    Default 4 taps

    My grandfather and I bought one in 1999. Only 4 taps so was hard to use on sheetmetal. Replaced by the infinate voltage 175. Arc starts are ok, maybe even better than the 175. $$650-675 with no regulator in 1999.

  6. #6
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    Default miller challenger 172?

    It has the 4 position voltage switch.

    It in immaculate shape. Im waiting for him to send me the serial to verify year.

    Hes asking $650 which is high. Im gonna throw him an offer

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobpump53 View Post
    It has the 4 position voltage switch.

    It in immaculate shape. Im waiting for him to send me the serial to verify year.

    Hes asking $650 which is high. Im gonna throw him an offer
    Way too high, probably more than it cost new. Amazon has the Hobart HH190 w/spool gun for $819, and the HH187 for $729.

  8. #8
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    My friend got one in the spring for 450 it looked brand new with a little dust on it its the later one with more than 4 taps . It came with a 125cf c25 emty and no cart
    MM140 AS
    375 Xstream
    Diversion 180
    Dynasty 200DX

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