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    Need a new engine driven welder

    Does anybody here have experience with the new Lincoln MPX 260?

    I have a older SA200 I have used for years and love it, but I bought a farm and need to leave the SA 200 at the home place and get one to leave here. I was leaning towards the Miller Bobcat 225 or 250 as I need a machine that has 220 output or I would look at another SA 200 and rebuild it. Just used for basic ranch projects, building a barn and fence but will need to use it as a generator some until I get electrical installed. The new MPX has a lot of great features, but 1st gen technology scares me. Any thoughts ?


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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

    I recently sold my Lincoln 305g. It was a nice welder for the farm.

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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

    Base that fits the forklift.... nice touch....
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Base that fits the forklift.... nice touch....






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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

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    It sits in a base that plugs into another base that fits onto a forklift and a pallet jack!!! but I don't see the wheeled base that the forklift/palletjack base fits onto so you can tow it with the 4wheeler???

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    It sits in a base that plugs into another base that fits onto a forklift and a pallet jack!!! but I don't see the wheeled base that the forklift/palletjack base fits onto so you can tow it with the 4wheeler???
    Well the plan WAS for the two 4x4s to drop onto a “ receivered ” trailer frame but then I figured I was getting a little carried away......

    Oh and there are homemade vibration pucks where “the base plugs into another base”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Well the plan WAS for the two 4x4s to drop onto a “ receivered ” trailer frame but then I figured I was getting a little carried away......

    Oh and there are homemade vibration pucks where “the base plugs into another base”.
    I knew it!!!!!

    I kinda figured you'd have something like that... heh heh... well almost have

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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

    If you want it mostly for the generator look at a Miller with the Excel power option or see if Lincoln has something like it (that works on 220). If you're not needing the full generator output it won't rev as fast.

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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

    So, we's doin' show 'n tell.............

    I went in a different direction. A good deal of my lifting is done with either a loader, or a crane.

    Removable lifting beam that slides in X, and Y, axis.

    Skid is set up so's I can wheel the cutting rig out of the shop, drop the ramp, and wheel it onto the skid. No drama.

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    You never can anticipate things that might alter the center of gravity

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    I luv that pickup, and it'd kill me if I had to put something on it where I didn't have precise control over the process.

    Gawd...........that was maybe almost 17yrs ago IIRC. Actually painted the thing when it was done

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    Okie heaven

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    Mighta been around 14yrs ago.........Dad had passed. Geez, the time goes........and it doesn't come back......and the people don't either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    So, we's doin' show 'n tell.............



    Removable lifting beam that slides in X, and Y, axis.

    Skid is set up so's I can wheel the cutting rig out of the shop, drop the ramp, and wheel it onto the skid. No drama.

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    You never can anticipate things that might alter the center of gravity::
    Wellll .... that’s just too effin’ SMART!!


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    Then, of course.............we had the all important Sea Trials..........

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    Hey!!!! aren't you supposed to have a cap on the bottle for transport

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    Aw Hell.......life marches on. I couldn't run as good a weld back then.......got better.......then bad eyesight set in. Life is full of surprises, but I really do miss the enthusiasm I had back in the day. Made life fun.

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    Hey.......before I totally crap up the thread........for the OP.........the little 250GXT is a marvelous welder, and I believe it's still made. Puts out 10,000 watts in gen mode, and it's good on gas. We use it for welding, and running the house stuff when the power goes down.

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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

    Those new lincoln engine drives are pretty cool

    I've been happy with my Bobcat 225nt. Does all I need easily without the weight of the SA 200 I had.
    SA 200 welded beautifully of course, and sounded more pleasing. But, not versatile enough for what I do - which is random stuff that a Bobcat is better for.
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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Those new lincoln engine drives are pretty cool

    I've been happy with my Bobcat 225nt. Does all I need easily without the weight of the SA 200 I had.
    SA 200 welded beautifully of course, and sounded more pleasing. But, not versatile enough for what I do - which is random stuff that a Bobcat is better for.
    Hard to beat the sound. Just TOO cool.

    But you’re right. Too big and impractical for most jobs.


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    I had a couple of SA 200’s. They took up way too much room.

    I sold one and kept the other which is out on “permanent loan” with a buddy who took it with him gold mining.

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    Hey to kinda keep this thread on track here’s an economy portable I paid $50 Cdn ($37 usd) for used. Came with 2x 30 foot 1/0 cables.




    Princess Auto was good enough to dig up the original 50 year old ad and send me a copy.




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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    Hey.......before I totally crap up the thread........for the OP.........the little 250GXT is a marvelous welder, and I believe it's still made. Puts out 10,000 watts in gen mode, and it's good on gas. We use it for welding, and running the house stuff when the power goes down.
    Thanks, I enjoy the pictures but still need advice, I think the 250GTX is the safe bet, the new MPX are cool just unproven in the field. I yet to talk to anyone using their in the wild. Looks like 260 is the new 250. The miller Bobcat 260 EFI has my attention as well


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    Looks like great welder Very good engine.
    The only part I do not like is LCD. But almost everything very welder today has LED or LCD.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by mjohn4244 View Post
    Does anybody here have experience with the new Lincoln MPX 260?

    I have a older SA200 I have used for years and love it, but I bought a farm and need to leave the SA 200 at the home place and get one to leave here. I was leaning towards the Miller Bobcat 225 or 250 as I need a machine that has 220 output or I would look at another SA 200 and rebuild it. Just used for basic ranch projects, building a barn and fence but will need to use it as a generator some until I get electrical installed. The new MPX has a lot of great features, but 1st gen technology scares me. Any thoughts ?


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    Re: Need a new engine driven welder

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I recently sold my Lincoln 305g. It was a nice welder for the farm.

    Love my 305g. I was going to get a Bobcat 250 but Home Depot had a pricing error on the 305 on their website and I got it for less than I could have got a Bobcat for. The 305 is a step up from the Bobcat in terms of arc quality. I do like the digital display.

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    Built a trailer for my 305g. I thought about the pallet idea but this way I can roll it around in my barn.

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    Lincoln Ranger 305g
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    Lincoln AC225 Tombstone
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    A pile of grinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_D View Post
    Love my 305g. I was going to get a Bobcat 250 but Home Depot had a pricing error on the 305 on their website and I got it for less than I could have got a Bobcat for. The 305 is a step up from the Bobcat in terms of arc quality. I do like the digital display.

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    Interesting to know! . I have never used a Bobcat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_D View Post
    Built a trailer for my 305g. I thought about the pallet idea but this way I can roll it around in my barn.

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    Nice! Here’s my little off road Lincoln




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