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  1. #1
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    New small welding skid

    Guys if you where to build a small welding skid. What would you put on it?
    I have a skid now with a Trailblazer 301G, Full size oxygen , small propylene , 1 air over water fire extinguisher, 30lb LP tank, (2) 4' long drawers full of clamps, torch tips, glasses, small rigging chains etc etc. It's right around 1500 lbs.

    I'm going to build another one for the Trailblazer 302 and I want to keep the weight down. This is are mainly for working around the farm. So fork pockets on a 3 point hitch are going to be on it.

    Do you have any idea. I had thought about selling all 3 of my engine drives and buying a Trailblazer 325 excel. That thing doesn't weigh anything compared to these old units.

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    Re: New small welding skid

    I gots the perfect skid for you

    http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php...ime+rig+welder

    Also set up for overhead lifting with crane, or FEL.
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    Re: New small welding skid

    I bet that thing is 2000lbs

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    Re: New small welding skid

    Equipped with sliding, removable, bridge attachment to enable me to level it when lifting.....regardless of placement of stuff on the skid.

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    Designed to fit between the fenderwells of any pickup truck, and light enough to be carried by a 1/2 ton.

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    And a tool box large enuff for the eeesentials

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    The Uranus 2000. When it counts, it should come from Uranus
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    Re: New small welding skid

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffKiper View Post
    I bet that thing is 2000lbs
    Well, ya gots about 650ish for the welder, about couple hundred for the torch cart........so right there you're at 850#. Skid might weigh about 400ish max. Not that bad for something that's made for severe service.
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    Re: New small welding skid

    Let's say we go to 500#, still not bad. All depends on how much you intend to use/abuse it over a lifetime. We, here at the compound, build for the future
    "Any day above ground is a good day"

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    Re: New small welding skid

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post
    Let's say we go to 500#, still not bad. All depends on how much you intend to use/abuse it over a lifetime. We, here at the compound, build for the future
    He saved several pounds on the weight by not painting the bare steel. This will result in future weight reductions later as rust eats away at the steel, making it lighter, still. Plus there is the $$$$ saved by not buying the paint that would have made the whole thing heavier.

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    Re: New small welding skid

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersamm View Post


    And a tool box large enuff for the eeesentials

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    You sure do carry a lot of water around with you.

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    Re: New small welding skid

    An idea to fit in the back of a pickup
    NET find

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  10. #10
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    Re: New small welding skid

    That movable bridge is genius and the cage has plenty of real estate for future accessory mounting.

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