Miller Electric Mfg. Trailblazer

December 2012, Vol. 67 No. 12

The new Trailblazer series of engine-driven welder/generators — the Trailblazer 275 and Trailblazer 325 — are designed to reduce fuel use by as much as 35 percent, extend runtimes by 50 percent, reduce noise by 68 percent, and provide a smaller and lighter footprint for ease of mobility and more space on work trucks.

Two industry-exclusive technologies anchor these new welder/generators: Smart-Cor technology and Auto-Speed technology. Smart-Cor technology provides independent weld and generator power, ensuring no interaction between the welding arc and jobsite tools such as grinders and chop saws. Auto-Speed technology automatically adjusts the engine speed to run at lower speeds determined by the load applied to the machine. The new Trailblazer series varies its output based on demand. For instance, welding with a 1/8-inch Stick electrode can be accomplished at idle speeds of 2,400 rpm.

The Excel power and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) provide even more fuel efficiency. Excel power allows users to run most jobsite tools at idle speed (2,400 rpm) — saving fuel and reducing noise. EFI optimizes the air/fuel ratio for reduced fuel consumption, longer runtimes, fewer emissions and superior performance compared to carbureted models. It provides more reliable starting performance in cold climates, requires no choke, and is less prone to fuel deterioration due to infrequent use. When added together, these technologies allow for runtimes up to approximately 19.5 hours on a single 12-gallon tank of gas, and annual fuel savings up to $1,600 (based on typical usage).

The new Trailblazer series welder/generators provide excellent Stick, MIG, Flux-Cored and DC TIG welding performance. The machine offers excellent carbon arc gouging performance, and the generator is able to power Spectrum plasma cutters for additional cutting and gouging flexibility. The new Trailblazers also feature Wave Filter technology and a 10-degreee skewed motor that provides extremely “clean” generator power for running jobsite tools with sensitive electronics such as plastic fusion welders, bore welders and appliances.

Each Trailblazer welder/generator has also been fully optimized for truck integration. The shorter and lighter design (up to 5 inches shorter and 108 pounds lighter) allows more room for other tools and equipment, and reduces the wear and strain of a heavier machine on the truck’s chassis.

The Trailblazer 275 and Trailblazer 325 offer 275 amps and 325 amps of welding power at 100 percent duty cycle, respectively, as well as 12,000 watts peak/10,500 watts continuous generator power. 800.426.4553, MillerWelds.com