John Deere unveils the Welderator
The John Deere Welderator is the latest offering from the green tractor company and offers versatility to many applications on the farm, ranch and workshop.
The stationary, gasoline-powered machine provides three functions in one unit: air compressor, generator and arc welder.
The Welderator features an industrial Subaru overhead cam/overhead valve, 404-cc engine with electric start. The machine is based on a powder-coated, ASME-coded, 30-gallon receiver tank mounted on a heavy-duty, 3/16-inch base plate that reduces vibration. The unit weighs 585 pounds empty, and is 46 inches long by 22 inches wide and 47 inches high.
When operated in generator mode, the unit provides 5,000 watts of maximum output through two 120V, 20-amp receptacles. Users can select two speeds: idle down for use with the air compressor, and full throttle to power the welder and for electric power generation.
The compressor pump is a high-quality, two-stage compressor with a splash-lubricated, cast-iron crankcase and durable stainless-steel braided discharge hose. It is capable of generating airflow at 16.3 CFM at 100 PSI, and 15.7 CFM at 175 PSI.
In welder mode, the Welderator can produce a 50- to 170-amp arc suitable for most on-farm welding needs. The duty cycle (10-minute run time) is 150 amps at 100% power.
The Welderator comes with a two-year warranty.
For more information on the John Deere Welderator and the entire lineup of John Deere tools for the workshop or service truck, visit www.johndeere.com.
This article published in the February, 2012 edition of THE FARMER-STOCKMAN.