View Full Version : sa 200 trade for big 40
03-29-2012, 09:06 AM
what is everyones thought on this was thinking i might be better off with ac power for running tools and its diesel with a deutz motor i know the welder it came from a mine that i used to work at it is a late 70s early 80s modesl thanks.
03-29-2012, 12:48 PM
nobody think good idea?
03-29-2012, 01:42 PM
The question is, do YOU think it's a good idea based on your needs.
The Big 40 has 1-1/2 times the weld output capacity and being a 3-phase rectified DC machine would provide good arc characteristics similar to the pure DC of the SA-200.
I would guess fuel consumption of the two machines at comparable outputs would be close. Diesel-vs.-gas.
The Big 40 is going to weigh in a bit heavier than the SA-200. Is that going to be an issue?
Is the 115VDC only auxiliary power of the SA-200 inadequate for your auxiliary power needs?
Although still relatively simple in design, the Big 40 is a little more complex machine than the SA-200. Are you comfortable with that?
So again, do YOU think it's a good idea for YOU?
03-29-2012, 02:13 PM
Thanks Duane I have a ln-25 that i want to run and the miller seems to run it a little better I have used a miller just like it welding in the coal mine on equipment gonna start up a small weekend welding business so weight wont be a problem the miller just air arcs better is my main reason thanks again
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