John Deere Introduces 3-in-1 Welderator
John Deere just released an completely innovative and versatile gasoline-powered machine that functions as three tools; air compressor, generator and arc welder – all in one unit. It’s called the Welderator [Not Terminator] and is a new release to their farm, ranch and workshop product line.
The John Deere Welderator features an industrial Subaru overhead cam/overhead valve, 404cc engine with electric start 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 lbs. empty and is 46 inches long by 22 inches wide and 47 inches high.
The Welderator provides 5000 watts maximum output through two 120V, 20-amp receptacles. Two speeds allow you to idle down for use with the air compressor or increase the throttle to power the welder or for electrical power.
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 CPM at 175 PSI.
The Welderator can produce a 50-170-amp arc suitable for most on-farm welding needs. The duty cycle (10-min. run time) is 150 amps at 100 percent power.