I just posted 3 pictures of an old Hobart Generator Welder we have at
It is a diesel engine.
I would guess about 200 - 300 amps output.
It has been behind campus for 15 years.
We are finally going to get rid of it, but I need an identity for the
And BTW does anybody know what colors the logo would have been painted.
It is just a faded brown and aluminum.
I am going to send it to a salvage dealer to be sold on consignment for
the school, so we can get stuff we need.
The generator has been abandoned for about 15 years.
It actually belongs to the Heavy Diesel program, not the welding
program, but we will see if we can get rid of it anyway.
With the state education budgets slashed for 4 years running, we can't
get much money for equipment.
A local salvage operation in Seattle has made the offer to liquidate a
long list of broken, old or useless equipment for us.
We then will get store credit with them for anything we can use.
They get stuff to sell, we get stuff we can use, and no money changes
I am currently working my way through the paperwork to make this happen.
It requires photos and info about each piece of equipment.
All this info will be sent to the guy in change of state inventory to
make sure it is all accounted for.
Once we have approval, we can liquidate the items.
Lots of checks and balances to make sure nothing just "dissappears"
If we just took the expedient path and sent the stuff to the state
salvage operation to liquidate, then they would sell it, but we
wouldn't get a cent of it.
This way we get to go shopping with a big credit line at a major
It is all legal and has been done in the past, but it hasn't been done
for several years so my dean is nervous and wants to make sure all the
proper approvals are granted.
We have no need for this generator.
We have a small Lincoln generator we use for stuff when needed around
It is just too old for us to spend time on.
Ernie Leimkuhler spluttered in
Ooooooo. I'll be right out!!!!
Mmm,rrr, nevermind. I'm 2000 miles away! ;-)
I am tired of putting gasoline in mine.