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    Default welding rig ideas?

    Hey y'all. Names Jake. I've look to get a rig set up. Nothing to fancy, I'm not trying to go to Oklahoma or Alaska or anything. I live in a farm town and I'm just looking to offer my services as a welder to the local farmers in need of them. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    What do you already have? Or are you starting completely from scratch?
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    Ok you need to get a Kenworth Contracter special with a Cat C15 and a dump bed. Purchase an 825 IR compressor to bolt to the bed. Then a Miller Duo-Op 600 and 1500ft of lead.

    That is my suggestion until I get more information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rezeppa View Post
    Ok you need to get a Kenworth Contracter special with a Cat C15 and a dump bed. Purchase an 825 IR compressor to bolt to the bed. Then a Miller Duo-Op 600 and 1500ft of lead.

    That is my suggestion until I get more information.
    That's a great start.
    MillerMatic 251
    CST 280 w/tig torch
    HF-251-D1
    Cutmaster 42
    Victor Journeyman OA

    A rockcrawler, er money pit, in progress...

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    Default welding rig ideas?

    Thanks for the ideas. I'm starting from scratch. I'm a full time welder for Hobart. And every job I've had has been in shops, so I haven't needed to buy anything. I just get bored on the weekends and have friends asking if I could weld stuff for them. But I haven't been able to cuz I've been dragging my feet on setting up a rig.

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    Sounds like you'll need a engine drive with decent length leads, oxy-acetylene rig, engine driven air-compressor and a handful of hand tools. A few 115v extension cords to run drills, grinders, and lights off the engine drive. If you have lots of cash maybe a suitcase wirefeeder or a HF box.
    MillerMatic 251
    CST 280 w/tig torch
    HF-251-D1
    Cutmaster 42
    Victor Journeyman OA

    A rockcrawler, er money pit, in progress...

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    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...elding+trailer

    Check out the link above. This would give you some ideas. Do a search on this forum for welding rigs, welding trailers, welding skids. You will get lots of ideas.
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    Default welding rig ideas?

    Thanks for all the input guys. And thanks for that link. I don't have a ton of cash to drop to start off with. But I can build towards it.

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    Yeah , sometimes when strapped for cash we have to get creative, remember that they're are many things you can build for your rig. That's how I'm gettin started.

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