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Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator

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Portable and compact, the Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator provides up to 4500 surge watts of AC power, wherever and whenever you need it. The unit provides up to 145 Amps of DC welding power, making it an ideal choice for maintenance and repair projects.

  • 145 Amp welder for up to 5/32 in. diameter DC stick electrodes
  • Welds 1/8 in. up to 1/4 in. mild steel in a single pass
  • Four 20-Amp 120 VAC GFCI receptacles, one 50-Amp 240 VAC (6-50R) receptacle, all with heavy-duty covers
  • 40 to 145 Amp output
  • 4,500 watts peak, 4,000 watts continuous AC generator power
  • Duty cycle - 30% at 130 amps
  • 6-1/4 gallon fuel tank for longer run time
  • 10 HP Briggs & Stratton Intek 4-cycle OHV engine with recoil start
  • Rugged and portable
  • Weighs 235 lb.
  • Includes: Running gear
  • Cable kit not included

NOTE: This product is gas powered. Please see our Terms & Conditions for specific instructions for product repairs and returns.

NOTE: This product ships via over-the-road common carrier truck. Carrier destination shipping charges are included in the order shipping fee that will be displayed in the shopping cart. This product is delivered to the ground level exterior of your home and requires signature upon delivery. For more information, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Specification Description
Product Weight: 235 lb.
Product Length: 31-1/4 in.
Continuous Generator Power: 4000 W
Surge Generator Power: 4500 W
Duty Cycle: 30% @ 130 A
Weld Thickness: 1/8 in. - 1/4 in.
Power Type: Gas
Width: 20-5/8 in.
Process Type: DC Stick
Brand: Hobart
Product Type: Welders
Product Height: 26-1/8 in.
Manufacturer Part Number 500563
Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Low cost, Great Structural Welding machine I was a shop welder and welded with both millers and lincolns, then a refinery welder and welded with old sa200 and newer model diesels, then wanted to be my own boss and become a Mobile welder. I noticed how expensive it is to maintain the old and new linconl sa 200s and 300s, and wanted to downgrade to either a lincoln ranger or outback 185. But since i was tight on budgeting, i saw this hobart 145. At first i was skeptical, but i was surprised that all my structural welding needs were met. Powers chop saws, grinders, and drills, also powers a lincoln 140 mig welder running .035 wire. I havent yet tried to hook a plasma cutter or try to tig weld (just reverse DC+ cables to DC-) but i am anxious to try it. Overall, if your just in the business of welding smaller/medium type jobs (like fences, trailers, dump trucks, Angle Irons, I-Beams) or weld steel 3/8" and below and are concerned for budgeting, this machine is for you. On a full tank, this machine can handle maybe 6.5 or 7 hours of work, maybe it can go 10 hours if it were not for the high idle this machine is constantly running. If you feel you will be constantly welding nonstop, get a ranger 225 or 250gxt, this hobart 145 machine i only see it as a "side job" type. Because i require more amperages for the work i am now doing, i think i will buy the lincoln outback 185, just about $600 cheaper than the hobart champion elite 225, and about 1K more than the hobart 145....even though its 40 amp difference....yes i know.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for the buck anywhere! I'm a retired USN/USCG ship welder and have been welding for over 40 years. I wanted something for the shop and house, not to big and in my budget. This was it! I am a Miller welder fan and the Hobart company is partners with them. This machine has done everything I needed and also powers my home when the lights go out during any storm. The briggs power plant should give years of service and I believe this machine is a huge winner for the Hobart brothers. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as expected Purchased to run as a welder. Used as a generator when power was out. Will easily run a fridge and upright freezer. Is a little noisy, wish it had an idle setting.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat it I bought this unit a month ago to assist with maintenance and retrofit on my equipment and I'm very happy that I did. I'm a retired "nuclear grade" weldor and I missed having a machine available. This machine has performed well; so far I've added grab hooks to and completed repairs on my dozer as well as repairing a log splitter. Its so nice to be able to just mobilize my own welder and repair equipment as required. The unit easily fits in my pickup truck so I can take it to the area of need. Starts easy, has finite heat control adjustment and gets the job done.
Date published: 2017-09-06
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Can you run a 27i plasma cutter off this machine or a 12i,both made by Hobart.

Asked by: Kt1650
The 12ci and 27i cutters will not operate on the Champion 145 welder / generator unit.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2016-11-08

What size rod can you weld with it. Can you weld pipe fence

Asked by: jettex
The unit can run up to 5/32 rods and weld up to 1/4" material. The unit is rated at 145 amps maximum output and can weld with rods capable of that amperage. Pipe fence should be doable if the material is generally no thicker than 1/4".
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-04-19

does this machine have hi/low idle control ?

Asked by: tucsonlouie
No. This machine does not have a High/ Low Idle control.
Answered by: WillR
Date published: 2017-05-31

Can you tig with this machine if you reverse the leads?

Asked by: 10 pt
NO this welder can not be tigged because it is a stick welder.
Answered by: Alicia M
Date published: 2017-01-27

Does the machine have an hour meter?

Asked by: Lisa34
Yes. This machine has a hour meter.
Answered by: WillR
Date published: 2018-05-13

can you run a suit case mig off of it

Asked by: jo3y
By suitcase MIG are you referring to a 115Vor 230 MIG welder or a voltage sensing suitcase feeder? If MIG welder it could run a Handler 140 to rated output or a Handler 190 to rated output but not to their max outputs. If referring to a suitcase wire feeder then we would not recommend due to the low duty cycle of the welder. It would be to easy to overload the welder since wire feed tends to be more continuous arc than stick.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-04-19

Are the leads included with the purchase? What other items are included?

Asked by: BigMac82
The leads are not included. This product includes the machine, running gears, wheels and manual.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2018-02-18

Can this welder  generator run a tig welding machine, will this unit have a true 50 amp service

Asked by: Mumford
No. The manufacturer does not recommend using this for a tig welding machine.
Answered by: WillR
Date published: 2017-05-31
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