Hurricane season is coming and I needed to get a source of emergency power to keep my business inventory frozen if we do lose power. I don't have a convenient place to permanently place the generator, so I decided to put it on a trailer. Now I can store it in the back yard and move it near the house as needed. I was almost ready to buy the Honda EU6500isa for $3,400 but found the Miller Bobcat 250 for $3,389 with58% more watts and I think the welder will hold it's value better, so I bought the Miller.
I got the trailer from Harbor Freight, Regular price $259.99 on sale for $199.99 but I was only billed $179.99. :-)I bought a Miller Bobcat 250 welder with 9,500 watts continuous power. Check their ebay price, $100 cheaper but they offered the ebay price to me.
My son helping with assembly in the living room. Air conditioned workshop (wife was working)Trailer assembled except for fenders. Trailer with 3/4" plywood base. Trailer with welder mounted, Balance worked out well, about 30 lb tongue weight. can push it around the yard myself. Welder is 560 lbs, trailer rated at 1090 lbs. Don't have plans to tow it on road, but trailer came with title, fenders and lights.
I'll be adding a drop on cover to keep the rain off. Cover design thoughts still churning.