Hi. Longtime lurker, first-time poster.
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!
Roark Somewhere south of Houston.