Lincoln Electric Launches SAE-300 Engine-Driven Welder

May 2011, Vol. 66 No. 5

Lincoln Electric has introduced the new SAE-300 engine-driven welder designed for pipeline welding as well as construction and maintenance applications.

The new machine features Lincoln’s Dual Continuous Control technology, which allows a welder to adjust two dials on the control panel for a precise setting of both voltage and current. Welders can adjust the arc for a snappy “digging” arc for root and hot passes on pipe with cellulosic electrodes, or for a soft “buttery” arc for pipe welding with low hydrogen electrodes.

The SAE-300 supplies 300 amps of welding power at 60 percent duty cycle with a maximum output of 350 amps. Using this machine, an operator to stick weld up to 7/32 inch electrodes and arc gouge with up to 1/4 inch carbons.

The unit is equipped with a 32.7 hp Perkins 404D-22 four cylinder water-cooled diesel engine, which runs at 1,800 rpm to ensure smooth, quiet operation with long life. Standard oil pressure, engine temperature and battery charging gauges allow operators to monitor vital engine performance indicators at a glance. The 16-gallon fuel tank allows operators to work an extended day without refueling.

The machine’s pure DC generator welding output is produced from a rotating armature/field coil system manufactured by Lincoln Electric. The SAE-300 can also be used to power tools, grinders (up to 9 inches) and lights through the machine’s 115 volt AC or 230-volt AC duplex receptacles, which supply up to 3,000 watts of auxiliary power.

For a limited time, Lincoln Electric is running a special promotion for buyers of a new SAE-300. With the purchase of a new machine, owners have the opportunity to order a FREE durable brass nameplate personalized with their name and the unit's serial number. 216.481.8100, www.lincolnelectric.com