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That is something I have never seen before you would have the coolest welder in the state. Thanks for the look.

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As said above. The only thing would be required is to paint it Olive drab with some white stars. Sure a cool thing to have in the yard.

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That's a nice find!

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That thing is really neat . Why do the front tires stick so far out past the fenders .  Wrong rims ? Hope you get it needs a good home .

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Looks like someone stuck another axle under it?  Too wide, as you couldn't turn the wheels very far as it sits.



Pretty cool unit though.

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17 hours ago, Ezrider said:

that thing is friggin awesome, i never even knew such a thing existed. 

If I get it it will make number two I have.

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I've only seen one other of these in all my years. It sat behind a welding shop in DC for years. The guy that owned it said it was previously owned by an airline. It had a much shorter wheelbase than this one. I am not sure if it was a Hobart or some other make. It disappeared when scrap prices spiked in the 80's or 90's, it may be part of a beer can in my fridge😉

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2 hours ago, VaPatentman said:

I've only seen one other of these in all my years. It sat behind a welding shop in DC for years. The guy that owned it said it was previously owned by an airline. It had a much shorter wheelbase than this one. I am not sure if it was a Hobart or some other make. It disappeared when scrap prices spiked in the 80's or 90's, it may be part of a beer can in my fridge😉

If it was a rust and orange short Hobart it is in my yard in Fork Union.

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10 hours ago, eddeere said:

That thing is really neat . Why do the front tires stick so far out past the fenders .  Wrong rims ? Hope you get it needs a good home .

They are car wheels. The correct wheels are included, seems the issue was getting 5.25x15 tires for them

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They are car wheels. The correct wheels are included, seems the issue was getting 5.25x15 tires for them


Check Miller tire they list a 5x15 front tractor or implement tire

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I hope it is the one you have. I wasn't in the position to buy it at the time and was heart broken when it disappeared

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3 hours ago, Quickfarms said:

 


Check Miller tire they list a 5x15 front tractor or implement tire

I figured Miller, the people just made it roll to use it 5 years ago. 

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Some people have all the cool toys.   

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On 10/7/2018 at 11:17 PM, RowdyRebel said:
Miller tires on a Hobart welder? Isn't that like putting a Chevy motor in a Ford?🤡

Different Miller

Doesn't Miller now own Hobart?

Now Lincoln tires would be a problem

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I answered their new offer with a counter offer in 100% cash. Hope is happens.

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I think you need both of them ,restore them and drive them around at the big truck shows .They are just to cool


 

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as far as the chebby in a ford goes, i have said for many many many years "even a blind, one handed, retarded monkey can make a chebby run. it takes talent to make a ford run"

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What a cool machine! Looks like a Clarktor tug crossed with a welder!

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On ‎10‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 4:52 AM, tjc transport said:

as far as the chebby in a ford goes, i have said for many many many years "even a blind, one handed, retarded monkey can make a chebby run. it takes talent to make a ford run"

OUCH

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On 10/9/2018 at 4:52 AM, tjc transport said:

as far as the chebby in a ford goes, i have said for many many many years "even a blind, one handed, retarded monkey can make a chebby run. it takes talent to make a ford run"

Talent, as well as lots of parts and tools. (just kidding, Freightrain!!)

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