19 years ago
I just purchased a new Miller 251 MIG in preparation for another Really Big
Project (RBP). Having spent the last 15 years doing RBP's with a Miller
Syncrowave 250 TIG, I decided it was time to quit intellectualizing and start
laying down some metal. I'm not getting any younger, the garage isn't getting
any more comfy, and I'm starting to cherish my sleep.
To the question: As a "first date", I've got a John Deere 990 loader which
could use hard-facing on the front bucket. I could do this with the buzz-box,
or with a hard-alloy TIG rod, but I'd like to use the MIG. The problem is I
haven't found anyone who can tell me / sell me wire for MIG hardfacing. Am I
milking without a bucket here or can this operation indeed be done with a MIG?
Anyone have a source for this wire? My local Miller rep gives me a glazed look
when I mention it. Any pointers as to methodology?
Thanks for your help!
Somewhere south of Houston.