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Old 01-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #2462
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Originally Posted by Whitebread117 View Post
Check out Miller Bobcat series. 10kw single phase or 11kw 3 phase generator plus onboard stick welder. Accessories add mig and tig capabilities. Around $3500 new for base unit. A "big" unit like what you're imagining can easily run $15-20k.
Wow, me likey - given the typical Generac 10kw standby fixed generator is ~$2.5k, it's not a big leap to add a welder on there. This supposes I could actually get out the door with just the "base unit."

Wish I could justify the Trailblazer 302 Air Pak - for Swiss-Army factor, a generator/welder/air-compressor/battery-charger? SWEET. But yeah, getting close to that $15k number...

Back here on my planet, I'd be more likely to get a MillerMatic 180, a Generac 5kw cart generator, and use the existing Craftsman 5HP compressor and Craftsman battery charger. A man can dream...
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