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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by roadnotca, Nov 8, 2005.
Opinions on Premier Power vs. Mobi-Arc?
I vote for build your own.I think I have less than $50 in mine
Here is a recent post with my setup
I don't have experience with either, but due to the cost and requirements and limitations of each, I went with a Lincoln Ranger for a mobile setup. Doubles as a generator as well, something you might consider. Though it is much bulkier and heavier
I dont think I would want to carry a 450lb+,$3000ish welder in my truck for on trail type repairs.
Might have a tough time findin room under the hood for it also
My thoughts exactly - I'd love to have a nice mobile welder/generator - just not on my trail rig.
Hey Frizzlefry - I seem to remember a nice post with lots of pics and kind of a step by step on how to put something like that together - did you write something up like that?
not quite $3,000, you just gotta shop for deals, and I haven't tried it on the trail yet! good point
Yep I did sorta.I think the one your talking about is here.
The pics dont work but these are them
This is a shackle I had to weld with it on the first day of a four day trip.
Zena...no,not the superhero woman!
Don't know about those 2 brands,but I've seen a "Zena" welder in action at a contractors garage and it works great!..google "Zena" or "Altenator Welders" and you'll see their website..they even have one powered by a 2 stroke motor like a chainsaw uses,that you wear on a backpack!--its only 600 bucks!--and just the welder/altenator itself goes for about 450 to 500 bucks..kinda pricey,but they have a good warrantee,and they seem to have lots of satisfied customers..
I'm tempted to make my own out of an old altenator,but I bet it won't last more than a few minites when its all built..I don't see a "normal" car altenator holding up under that kind of abuse for long..but I might do it anyway,just for Sh**'s and grins..
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