New member here.
I was at my father-in-laws the other day and he had a welder hanging out of an oak tree
He used the tree limb to take the welder off of the trailer it was on and left it hanging there.
I asked him what he was going to do with it and he said he going to take it to the scrap yard and see what he could get for it but he wanted to keep the trailer.
I asked him what was wrong with it and he said it worked fine a couple of years ago but when he started it up awhile back the generator/welder was not working. I told him it was probably something simple like the brushes or it had lost magnetism but he said it was going to the scrap yard.
Well to make a long story short I finally persuaded him to let me take a look at it before he took it off. At this point he said I could have it. He can no longer sees very well and has not welded in a while.
My problem and the reason for seeking out this site:
The only thing that is still legible on the face plate is "Hobart Champion 16 8000watt AC/DC multipurpose Mig/tig/stick" or something similar. The welding machine is still at his house and I will get it tomorrow but tonight I wanted to gather some info on it.
The engine still has the plate with the serial number and the model/spec number but I can not find the plates on the welder/generator.
It has the onan 16hp engine.
As I said the face plate is completely faded. I would like to get a manual for replacement part numbers but I need the serial number for that.
Does anyone know the year(s) in which they used the onan or has it always used this engine? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
All of the knobs and recepticles are still there and look pretty good. If I got it running though I will definetly need a new face plate for the control panel. This welding machine really does not look very bad seeing how it has been out in the weather for many a year.
I would really like to get it looking almost knew again .
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