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    Default Bobcat 250

    Looking at buying a used engine drive. Can't find specs on the older welders and don't know how old they are by looking at a photo.

    Could someone tell me about this one? I would like to know the weight, the new weights are listed as lighter and smaller.

    Bobcat 250.jpgBobcat 250.jpg

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    Have you looked at miller site on manuals should give all the specs
    http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o4419u_mil.pdf
    this is with the Subaru engine it should give the specs
    Last edited by Kpack; 02-15-2013 at 11:25 AM.

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    The one in the post has a kohler engine, your link shows 562lbs where the new 250 is 501lbs so I think your link is the correct one. How in the world they could drop 61lbs, I don't know.

    Looks like both engine machines weigh the same. Gesh that's heavy. The new 225 is 480lbs. Actually that's the one I want, 225. due to its size and weight. But if the used 250 turns out to be a good deal I sure would like it.

    Thanks for the link, I couldn't find it for some reason, I was only finding the new model specs.

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    It's under resources I just picked one of the units I didn't know the motor

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    Here's MILLER chart using serial number to determine year of machine
    http://www.millerwelds.com/service/s...reference.html

    Here's the manual site when you know serial number.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/service/ownersmanuals.php

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    If your worried about weight don't forget to add fuel & oil plus leads & rods. You could be adding another 200# easily.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    Just called to try and get the SSN, got voice mail. thanks for the links.

    Yea, I am worried about weight somewhat. Thats why I was liking the new 225. I'm planning on going with an enclosed trailer with a 3500lb axle. But for now I don't have it.

    It is a question of what to buy first, the trailer or the welder. There are trailers everywhere, I wanted to get that first so I could be setting it up until I found a good deal on a welder.

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    If you are going to use a trailer look for tandem axle. You will be happier in the long run. I have a 6x12 enclosed & I was running consistantly at 3500-3700#. I always worried until I added a second axle. Now I don't think twice when I hit an unexpected bump/pothole in the road.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    I had an enclosed trailer with a 3500 pound axle and with all my stuff in it I was at 3800 I switched it to a 6,000 pound axle and cut out the tounge and reinforced it. That thing pulled 200% better after the new axle and I wasn't near affraid on a bumpy road with the 6 lug axle and 15 inch 2500 pound rated tires you couldnt tell the trailer was loaded up as much as it was. I used it for 2 years before selling it Very nice to all have all the equipment dry and out of the weather.
    Lincoln Vantage Kubota diesel 30 amp spool gun , Hobart 210 with spool gun, Thermal dynamic pak master 75, miller 304xmt all mobile all ready to go.

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    I know you guys are right about trailer size, weight and such. I would like to have a larger trailer but room around here is limited.

    I'm going out on a limb just rigging up. My best shot at doing mobile welding maybe years away so for now I need to push forward with the idea but not break the bank and run out of room.

    Just seen a Miller pop up. 0 interest for 12 months, better go read about that.

    Well that was BS. 10,000 mininum purchase. 100 processing fee. 833.00 a month payment. I guess thats for the big boys only.
    Last edited by Hardrock40; 02-17-2013 at 03:10 PM.

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