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Old 09-03-2009, 10:58 PM
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ahh no politics involved, just all the others trying to put a crimp in A&M's superiority.

This machine does come with 100' of lead but I obviously wouldnt be asking if I wasn't slightly unsure about the price. It seems ok, not great considering a new one is 4k msrp. After the voice in the back of my head saying eah maybe not and the the confirmation here I assume not to waste my time even taking the trip over to look at it.

Brand doesnt really matter to me. My overall goal here is to buy a decent machine with reasonable hours that will give me several years of moderate service and not break the bank today. Hence the reason I was looking used. I might just have to break down and buy new but I'd rather search a little harder for a good deal. (if there is ever such a thing in life)

Although I'm in the College Station area I'm often on the road around the state. If anybody catches a good deal on a machine somehwere let me know.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:11 PM
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Go to the manufacturers web sites and compare the machines. Consider the features and what they mean to your application. My machine still retails around 3 grand and I will put it up against any other compact machine out there. Check ebay as there are sellers with free shipping and visible pricing for comparison. Just consider what you want the machine to do. Are you are looking for a generator that can weld? A welder that can also power equipment like water pumps or lights? Or a serious welder that can run for days without a break. Gas or Diesel. I just have a hard time buying a used welder with a lawn mower engine for power. (I bought my lawn mower powered welder new and my serious welder used). Best wishes.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:25 PM
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If you are going to get new, I think you will be happier with a BC 250.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:40 PM
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It seems ok, not great considering a new one is 4k msrp.
BRWelding on ebay has been around for as long as I've been looking at welding equipment there.
They say they will deliver a new naked 225 with a 23 hp Kohler (or Robyn) for $3160 or with "cable set" for $200 more.
They do not specify what "cable set" in the ad and they do not provide lift gate unloading so you'd have to have a forklift or other means of de-trucking it.

But I think that's a more realistic price than Miller's msrp.

Other than recommending the Kohler engine over the alternative Onan/Robyn, I have no opinion on the machine.
The nicest small gas engine I've ever owned is a Kohler.

I just wanted to get you some conversation going so I stuck my neck out.
I hate to see threads neglected, especially questions by new members.
Thanks for chiming in guys.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:59 AM
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Welcome to the site.


Look at Craigslist for an average price and use time.

421 hr.
Lincoln $1250. I question this ad because no info on the welder. or did he use it for a generator only ?
http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/tls/1354278014.html


Miller. $300
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/tls/1350517961.html


Just for laughs.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/tls/1327196819.html


http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/tls/1319962074.html

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Old 09-04-2009, 07:07 PM
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I actually sent the guy with the 10kw "linclon" (whatever "linclon" is) an email a few days ago. Response was a blank email. Just replied, I'll see if he says anything back and update.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:11 PM
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I take that back he attached pics but didnt answer any of the questions I asked.
Take a look at the hr meter though. Seems to me that looks like a 6???"?
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Andrew, we do not use off site hosting or embedded photos here.
Please use the manage attachements button & up load them as attachments.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:18 PM
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If you're looking at the older Bobcats I'd make sure it has one 220v 30 amp outlet instead of the two 220v 15 amp outlets.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:05 AM
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Here's "A" manual for "A" Ranger 10,000.
http://www.mylincolnelectric.com/Cat...t.aspx?p=33837


If you look at page D1,
For a Honda motor It states to change the oil every 6 Months or 100 HRS, Filter 1 year or every 200 HRS.
The KOHLER 100, 200 HRS.

That may give some idea of time life.

I see a 4 on the clock, that would be about 4 oil changes.

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I've seen listings of Rangers going from $1,000 on up but no mention of the hours.

It's a tough call on this one because of the sellers attitude. otherwise it maybe an Ok buy.

You should ask him.

How well does it weld.
What was the welder used for.
If he is the original owner.
How old is the welder.
How long has he had the welder.
Has any repairs been done on the welder.
What type of repairs were done.
Who made the repairs.
How often the oil and filter was changed.


****BUT-but You should call a Lincoln repair center and ask if parts are still available for the welder.***
Maybe you can ask Lincoln if the welder is wound with aluminum wire.

I would think for the engine you would have too talk to KOHLER.

There's an emblem on the truck, see picture.
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