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    WHICH TO BUY?
    BOBCAT 225 OR 250, I WILL BE DOING GENERAL FIELD REPAIR ON CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, KOHLER OR ROBIN. I SEE THAT FOR 2007 MILLER CAME OUT WITH THE 23 HP KOHLER SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.
    Last edited by shade tree welder; 01-14-2007 at 01:43 PM.
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    /22x45 concrete slab with 2 overhead cranes(trolley style with electric hoist, huge shade tree to weld under
    33x33 enclosed shop when its to cold or windy outside
    miller 210
    miller 875 plasma
    victor oxy/accet
    unihydro 45ton ironworker
    miller 180 tig
    ole lincoln ac/dc buzzbox
    milwaukee power tools
    and everything in between
    2007 trailblazer 302
    Bailiegh 210 miter saw-2008
    Beer Fridge
    6000# cat forklift
    36" port-a-cool fan
    Dake G-75 Belt grinder
    3035 Spoolgun

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    Hey, shady...where abouts are ya? I'm near San Antonio myself. Welcome to the board.


    Myself, I'd go with a Bobus 250 just based on output and sound level as well. If you really want a good machine, see if you can step up to the Trailblazer 302. I just recently went to the TB from a Bobcat 225G. The arc quality is like night and day. Lots more room to grow as regards TIG, MIG feeders and the like. But if stick is all you do, the TB has a variable dig feature that is great. It lets you tailor the arc for the job at hand.

    If you don't want to spend more on the TB, I would get the 250. It is much quieter than the 225. (fwiw, it has the same engines and noise level as the TB302) At full tilt, the 250 and TB are not as loud as my 225G is at idle! That was worth it, IMO. The generator design is simple and easy to fix down the road. You do get some interaction between the generator and weld side. You won't have full power while welding. You rpower available will be based on how much weld current you are using. The TB has two generators..one for weld and the other for the AC power...no interaction at all.

    As you can see, I lean to the TB bigtime...but there is nothing wrong with the Bobcat..either. They will get the job done. My money would be on the 250 over the 225, though.
    Don


    '06 Trailblazer 302
    '06 12RC feeder
    Super S-32P feeder

    HH210 & DP3035 spool gun
    Esab Multimaster 260
    Esab Heliarc 252 AC/DC

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