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The Trek® 180 battery-powered wire welder is the first professional system on the market for MIG welding “off the power grid.” No matter where your hobby or job takes you, the Trek® delivers heavy duty weld power to fabricate or repair 24 ga. up to 5/16 in. mild steel in a single pass. Powered by two internal sealed lead-acid batteries, the high-purity energy storage technology enables the Trek® to be charged complete in about 90 minutes and quickly recharged in about 20 minutes. The integrated charging system is powered by standard 115 volt household current and can operate while plugged in or completely cordless. The Trek delivers 180 amps (approx. 12% duty cycle) on 115 volt standard power … a weld output which, until Trek®, has been limited to 230 volt welders. The unit is capable of using both self-shielded flux-cored and solid gas-shielded wires from .024 to the .035 diameter.
|Material Thickness:||Welds 24 gauge up to 5/16 inch steel, 180 A maximum output|
H100L4-10 Replacement MIG Gun
For .030 - .035 in. (0.8 - 0.9 mm) wire. Includes 10 ft. cable.
Welding Wire Thickness Charts
MIG Consumables for Trek 180
|Stock Numbers||#500539 Battery-Powered or 115 VAC, 60 Hz|
|Rated Output at 20% Duty Cycle||120 A at 17 VDC|
|Weld Time On Battery Power Only||4 minutes at 120 A
2 minutes at 180 A
|Current Range||25 - 180 A|
|Max. Open-Circuit Voltage||30 V|
|Wire Feed Speed Range||40 - 400 IPM|
|Amps Input at Rated Load, 60 Hz||115 V||12|
|Dimensions||H: 13-5/16 in. (338 mm)
W: 17 in. (433 mm)
D: 7-7/8 in. (200 mm)
|Net Weight||51.9 lb (23.5 kg)|
If you’re serious about four-wheeling, you know all about carnage. You spend all week getting ready for a weekend of extreme 4x4, only to tear up your rig and do it all over again next weekend. When the rocks destroy your suspension, you’ve only got two options … weld it or drag it off the trail.
If you’re the type of wheeler that likes to be prepared, you have several choices. You could lug a generator and welder onto the trail, but who has that much room in the Jeep?
You might consider a spool-gun trail welder that uses your vehicle’s ignition and winch batteries for 24 volts of power, but that solution isn’t very convenient, offers limited voltage control and leaves you at risk … your starter battery may now be dead.
Or you might consider a stick welder powered by a high-output alternator to be installed on your rig with a throttle control. But that’s complicated and a big investment for a welder that’s tethered to your Jeep. With the weld controller mounted under-hood, you’ve got limited reach and portability.
The Hobart Trek 180 is the first professional battery-powered MIG welder to re-define trail welding. Powered by two internal batteries, the Trek has an impact resistance case built to handle the toughest trails from desert racing to rock crawling. Charge it up before hitting the trail and you’re ready for heavy duty carnage. Nothing is more versatile. Nothing re-charges as fast. And nothing welds like the Trek. Load a spool of self-shielded flux-cored wire and go wheeling. You’ll be ready for anything, anywhere. Plug it into a 115V receptacle when you get back home, and you’ve got the perfect 180 amp MIG welder to fabricate your next modification in the garage.
Expect to do a lot of welding on the trail? No problem. The Trek can even re-charge on the run using an automotive power inverter as small as 400 continuous watts.
Maintenance and repair can be a tough job, especially when it involves welding. You don’t get to choose your environment. Finding power nearby is often a real challenge if not impossible. You could lug along a generator, but that’s not helpful when the job is on the roof. Now imagine a wire welder with on-board battery. When the situation prevents bringing the work to the welder back at the shop, take a cordless welder to the work.
The Trek™ 180 battery-powered, inverter-based wire welder is the first professional system on the market for MIG welding “off the power grid.” This innovative solution has an integrated charging system and a removable charging/power cord enabling the MRO professional to leave it plugged into 115V outlet until the time comes to go to work. The weld output is regulated to provide consistent welding voltage regardless of battery level.
Weighing in at only 52 pounds, the Trek is easy to transport anywhere you need it, saving time and energy. The Trek’s superior arc is coupled with infinite voltage and wire control to deliver a broader operating window for each wire type and size with quick, easy adjustments for different material thicknesses from 24 ga. to 5/16". The Trek delivers 180 amps (approx. 12% duty cycle) on 115 volt standard power … a weld output which, until Trek, has been limited to 230 volt welders. At rated output on 115V power the Trek 180 only draws 12 amps which, gives you the ability to use the welder with a standard household extension cord.
So add remote welding capability to your list of services. Because welding maintenance and repair just got a lot easier.
When it comes to farming and ranching, there is a season for everything: plow, plant, fertilize, harvest. And welding repairs never come at a convenient time or place. When the cultivator or harvester breaks down miles from the barn and needs welding on-site, your options are limited. Load the old generator and buzz box into the pickup truck and head for the field? Not very convenient.
The Trek 180 delivers portability like none other. This battery-powered wire welder provides the ability to weld up to 5/16" steel in a single pass – any time, any place - thanks to its onboard batteries. The Trek is charged on a standard 115 volt receptacle and 15 amp circuit.
Capable of either gas-shielded solid MIG wire or self-shielded flux cored wires, the Trek is the perfect tool for welding gates and fencing of clean steel back at the equipment shed as well as outdoor repairs in the field where rusted steel and windy conditions are inevitable.
So the next time your equipment needs welding, think Hobart Trek. No generator required. Charge it. Weld it. And get back to the reason for the season.
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