MIG welding with a generator

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Old 08-20-20, 11:49 AM
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MIG welding with a generator

I recently picked up a nice used Lincoln WeldPak 140HD that runs great on 110v 20a. The instructions advise itís ok to use up to 50í of 12 ga extension cord. Iím wondering if this could be used with a portable gasoline generator... I have several generators at 5,500 and 6,500 watt that produce more than enough power. It would be great to have portable welding capabilities. Any thoughts?

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Old 08-20-20, 03:50 PM
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I've run my welders many times off of generators much smaller than yours without trouble. Luckily they both fit easily in the bucket of the tractor or into a small trailer. I find it easier to move them both close enough to the job that extension cords are not needed.
 
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Excellent. Thanks! I also have a tractor with a front end loader to that will be very handy.
 
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