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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
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    105

    Post welder - trailer trade

    you guys think this is a good deal: i get a 1989 miller Legend (i think it's 89 anyways) and a HF-251, if i build this guy a small car trailer, the parts for trailer are about 1000$, i wnat an engine drive for mobile, also can i hookup a feeder to it, and is it deisel or gas?
    Jorgensen MFG.
    Custom trailers:from utility to semi trailers i make em all.
    argonweld_bjorn@hotmail.com
    www.ehhitch.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    northern NJ
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    It should be gas. I do not think it is a good deal. You should be able to find an older engine drive for about $1000 or a little more. You say you are going to have about $1000 in material alone for the trailer. How many hours do you think it will take you? Hours x rate = ? + material will give you the cost of that welder. Around here you can get a nice small car trailer for $1400 new.
    MM250
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
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    105

    Smile

    well the guy i'm trading is an authorized miller and esab repair man and is going to customize and rebuild sort of thing the welder. Its going to have AC tig with HF, dc tig and the sorts. but i'm wondering how reliabe is this welder ??.. anyone know? ..he says it's good but i'm not shure.. it's pretty old for the price. I want to use it for mobile trailer repair and fab, and use it outside the shop sometimes... any one know how far you can run a stinger from thr machine? is the work clamp lenght the same ,, i want at least 50'.. i want to mount it on a trailer.

    Also do i need to increase the pressure of aceteline and oxy for a longer hose? i had a 10' hose but i just recently aquired a 50; and joind em together so i have a 60' .
    Jorgensen MFG.
    Custom trailers:from utility to semi trailers i make em all.
    argonweld_bjorn@hotmail.com
    www.ehhitch.com

  4. #4
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    Jan 2007
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    Nice welder and it will outlast any gas bobcat built. It runs at 1800 rpm and 3000 for welding.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sacramento CA
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    There is a lot of liability in building anything used on a public road. If it hurts somone you could loose everything. Something to consider.

  6. #6
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    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Platte, NE
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    Probably not all that good of a deal.

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