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Century Unveils First Battery Powered Welder
First on the market with a battery-powered welder that's portable and as easy to take to the field as a lunch bucket is Century Mfg., Minneapolis, Minn.
The new portable MIG is powered by two 12 volt (or one 24 volt) tractor or automotive batteries. "It uses .045 in. flex-cored welding wire, thus eliminating the need for any shielding gas to make strong reliable welds," explains Davy Cousins, sales manager.
The portable MIG provides enough welding power to make welds on metal ranging from 22 ga. sheet metal up to 1/2 in. thick plate steel. In an average repair job, the unit can operate for 30 to 50 minutes before exchanging the batteries becomes necessary. An optional "battery isolator and jump start" kit is available, allowing you to operate the welder and, at the same time, charge the batteries from your tractor, car or pickup's charging system. Also, when not using the welder, you can use the kit to jump start tractors or vehicles equipped with 12 or 24 volt batteries.
Suggested retail of the MIG is $449.50, including the welding gun, 10 ft. of cable and battery clamps, 10 lbs. of .045 in. flux-cored wire, helmet and spare welding nozzles and contact tips. The "battery isolator and jump start" kit sells for $99.50. An optional gas conversion kit, which lets you weld with standard steel wire and shielding gas, sells for $65.50.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, 9231 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. 55431 (ph 612 884-3211).

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