Blue Star® 185 Engine-Driven Welder - MillerWelds

Blue Star® 185 (Kohler)

Reliable outdoor power! Great for farm, ranch, maintenance and hobbyist.


What's Included

  • GFCI receptacles
Compact and portable
Its small foot print and light weight mean it takes up little truck space and is easy to move around. Optional running gear also makes the Blue Star one-man portable.
Key Features
Includes electric start, 120 VAC GFCI and 240 VAC receptacles, auto-idle, 6.25-gallon fuel capacity and engine hour meter.
Accu-Rated - Not Inflated Generator Power
Miller provides the strongest and most reliable generator power. Our Accu-Rated, not inflated, standard for measuring generator power guarantees delivery of all the power the machine promises.
Strongest Power in its Class
Weld and generator outputs exceed all other machines in this class. All of Miller's weld and generator outputs are rated at 104F (40C) to ensure maximum performance throughout the work day.

Not Included

  • Weld leads


Product Literature


Stick (SMAW)

General Specifications

Title Blue Star® 185 (Kohler)
Industries Interests DIY / Home Hobbyist
Farm and Ranch
Maintenance and Repair - Field Operations
Work / Service Trucks
Engine Brand Kohler
Engine Idle Speed 2500 RPM
Engine Weld Speed 3600 RPM
Fuel Tank Size 6.25 Gallon
Fuel Type Gasoline
Horsepower 13.4 hp
Weldable Metals Steel
Stainless Steel
Rated Output CC/DC Stick/TIG 185 A at 25 V, 20% duty cycle
150 A at 25 V, 100% duty cycle
Single Phase Generator Continuous Power 6200 W
Single Phase Generator Peak Power 6500 W
Current Type DC
Amperage Range 60 - 195
Net Width 20.625 in
Net Height 24.75 in
Net Length 31.25 in
Net Weight 296 lbs
Warranty Miller's True Blue Warranty
Engine Warranties
Portability Lift Eye (Optional)
Running Gear / Cart (Optional)
Weld Output CC



Reviews & Ratings

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Investment I bought mine 5 years ago and even though it's kept in my workshop I have never had any issues. #trueblue
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Welder Got mine in the back of my truck now for 7 years exposed to the elements. Almost 900 hrs on it. Frame rusted off on the bottom. Still runs and welds like a new welder. True Blue.....
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not last Bought 7 years ago for a service truck. Ran fine for just about 400 hours and stopped working. Had serviced and was told the generator was gone and it needs a very expensive repair to get working. Was kept inside and maintained. Last Miller lasted much longer and thought we would get more than 400 hours on this one. Was a nice machine when it worked. Price to fix is half of a new machine, did not expect to replace so soon.
Date published: 2015-09-23
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