I found an older welding machine today in my current ad for a welding machine.
It is a Lincoln Model DC 225-3-AS powered by an Onan CCK motor. This looks like the same Onan I had on a Lincoln Weldanpower 225 and it ran just fine. It has two 115v. take off plugs, no AC welding capability, and no CCV tap. No 220 plug.
This old machine started on the third pull with a cord, and that was cold as could be. Some black smoke and the smell of bad gas, but no white smoke, and none after it warmed up. No smell of oil in exhaust, as from bad rings.
I waited for it to warm up, and then welded some 7018 AC using the DC at 150 and the fine tune at 10. It ran good. The 7018 was all I had, buying it for a Tombstone I have, too.
Anyhoo, the guy wanted a grand. I suspect this machine is from the early80's. It doesn't look like it's been used a lot, but could use a can of Gunk spray and a power washing.
I told him a grand was high on that age of machine, and that I would get back to him after I researched it. He was an old hippie intellectual type who used the machine to make some fencing and a truck rack. I didn't go look at the fencing and truck rack after looking at the welds he made on the trailer.
What would you offer for it? Or would you make him give ME something to haul it off? ;-)
I'm thinking $300.