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Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator, 145A, 500563

SKU: 102844099
Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator, 145A, 500563
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Champion 145 Welder/Generator - for those who occasionally need and/or desire to weld, this stick welder/generator offers an all-in-one solution for portable power and welding, up to 4,500 watts.

  • Generator power - 4,500 watts surge power and 4,000 watts continuous power.
  • Large muffler - Quiet operation.
  • Briggs & Stratton Intek engine - No need for you to take breaks to fill up the tank. Fuel-efficient engine with 6.25-gallon fuel tank for longer run times.
  • Versatile receptacle package - with four 20A, 120 VAC GFCI receptacles and one 240 VAC (6-50R) receptacle with covers, allows you to obtain power for with 120 or 240 V tools or appliances.
  • 145 amp DC welder - Allows you to weld DC stick electrodes up to 5/32 in. diameter.
  • Lightweight and rugged - Portable at 222 lb. (101 kg) with running gear and rollbar frame built for your added protection.

Specification Description
Decibel Rating: 68 dB
Engine Brand: Briggs & Stratton Intek engine
Transfer Switch Amps: 50 Amps/ 20 Amps
Type: Welder/Generator
Product Width: 20.625 in.
Product Height: 24.75 in.
Special Feature(s): This portable and rugged machine is designed for longer run time.
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Number of Circuits: 3
Product Weight: 207 lb.
Part Number: 500563
Product Length: 31.25 in.
Response Time: 15 seconds
Intended Use Grade: Residential
Country of Origin: Made in USA
Engine RPM: 3600
Frequency: 4 KVA/KW, 120/240 V, 60 HZ
Full Load Fuel Consumption: 0.75 gal./hr
Brand: Hobart
Warranty: Hobart 5/3/1 in.dustrial Warranty
Engine Displacement: 306
Cooling Type: Air cooled
Running Watts: 4,000 watts
Manufacturer Part Number 500563
Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator, 145A, 500563 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 128.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welder is awesome Welder is pretty good. It was a fathers day gift so he likes the welder generator.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welder It works great it’s my first welder I’m very happy would recommend it to anyone
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great machine I purchased this welder to be able to move around in tight spots we have been very happy with the unit this far i strongly recommend it for small projects around the home and farm we run a fencing company and use the unit all the time nice tool.
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This welder is a beast in a little package Bought this two years ago and have used this welder/ generator on a mobile service truck , I can tell you it’s bigger then it’s rated . It always starts on first or second pull , we have had absolutely no problems at all . This is one thing we use a lot either welding or by the generator for mobile power supply in the field. There’s a lot of bigger welders / generators out there , if you weld on pipe continues then this is not for you , but if your a field technician this for you .
Date published: 2020-04-26
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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: 2020-04-21

What length of leads do u recommend for this machine

Asked by: HRMM
The best kit would be 193067 which is a 20/15 foot #4 welding lead kit. You can go up to a 195195 #2 welding lead kit that is 50 feet each lead.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-01-11

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

Can you add a throttle control to the carburetor on this machine?

Asked by: DonWelds
No. This unit has to run at operating speed to produce both weld and generator power.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-01-11

Will this unit weld 1'' sucker rod for pipe fencing?

Asked by: mykal
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-12-10

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 I carry this unit on the back of my truck for my gob with all weather conditions Rain etc??

Asked by: Chavajr1
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2020-04-08

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
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