how2 rig an alternator welder for a 335hp diesel engine ?

Is this for emergancy repairs (Jeep trail use or farm field repair to get it back to the barn), occasional use for building things, or serious work like installing assemblies once a week?
I looked into it, am currently using a cheap 4kw /$400 genset to power my 225 amp AC buzz box (only run to about 140 amps) and my el cheapo flux core Mig welder. Both of these run fine. Plus the generator powers the house when the power is out.
Courtney Thomas wrote:
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RoyJ
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I would like to enable mobile welding by using my truck's engine.
Assuming it's doable, how should all this be implemented ?
What caveats are to be observed ?
What's the simplest way to rectify the alternator current to properly
and safely....DC weld ?
What cables, rod holder, etc. are recommended ?
What else do I need ?
What should all this cost and where can I get said parts and pieces ?
Appreciatively,
Courtney
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Courtney Thomas
| | I would like to enable mobile welding by using my truck's engine. | Assuming it's doable, how should all this be implemented ? | What caveats are to be observed ? | What's the simplest way to rectify the alternator current to properly | and safely....DC weld ? | What cables, rod holder, etc. are recommended ? | What else do I need ? | What should all this cost and where can I get said parts and pieces ? | Appreciatively, | Courtney
You can get alternator welders, which are good to about 100 or so amps. There's another one.. can't remember the name that is designed to be a welder from the get go, and mounts like an alternator. I always wondered if one could hook up a welder generator to a PTO and use that.... Seems like a better use of the available horsepower rather than using belt driven devices.
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carl mciver
I think it is called Premiere Power Welder.
Shawn
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Shawn

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