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Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator

SKU # 102844099
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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
Brand: Hobart
Continuous Generator Power: 4000 W
Duty Cycle: 30% @ 130 A
Process Type: DC Stick
Product Height: 26-1/8 in.
Product Length: 31-1/4 in.
Product Type: Welders
Product Weight: 235 lb.
Surge Generator Power: 4500 W
Weld Thickness: 1/8 in. - 1/4 in.
Width: 20-5/8 in.
Power Type: Gas
Manufacturer Part Number 500563
Hobart Champion 145 Welder/Generator is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Welds good Welds good, really easy to move. Only few complaints is that I didn't even receive any oil and it was empty. Also, for the price I think it should come with a stinger and ground and a minimum length of at least 10ft of leads! It very pricy to come with no accessories.
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grate tool I bought this welder generator about a month ago and aim so happy with it .cause does machine work great.this is the second one i have of Hobart 145 they last long and pratical to move the generator for an emergency. Incase you lose power or out kn the field.grate unit.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hobart Champion 145 I have only run about a half of a tank of fuel out so far, but this machine welds great, and starts on the first pull. I built a lead rack and mounted on top, and I can roll it around anywhere on the property and get the job done. I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Portable I bought this a few weeks ago to use in some of the remote areas that I work in. It is almost 100 pounds lighter than my first welder and is much more portable. It welds just as well and the price was great.
Date published: 2018-09-30
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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 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: 2018-10-16

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: 2018-07-16
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