Lincoln Electric has added the new Ranger 225 to its engine-driven welder product portfolio. This welder/generator delivers smooth DC welding output and 10,500 watts peak AC generator power. The unit is ideal for construction contractors, maintenance crews, farmers and ranchers.

The Ranger 225 features a fully enclosed case, providing additional engine protection for onsite welding applications in rugged environments. It also helps to lower noise levels when compared with a partially enclosed or unenclosed welder of comparable size and output. Engine service is achieved with three sizable engine access doors.

This engine-driven welder handles a variety of welding jobs with 225-amp/25-volt welding output for stick, TIG, MIG and flux-cored arc welding, as well as arc gouging. Its DC welding output is designed for a range of stick electrodes, including Lincoln's Excalibur 7018 (AWS E7018) and Fleetweld 5P+ (AWS E6010). Users can choose DC+ for a deep penetrating arc or DC- for less penetration on thin sheet metal.

As an AC generator, the Ranger 225 offers 10,500 watts — the most peak power in its product class. Peak power is for motor starting. At a rated 9,000 watts of continuous generator power, the unit serves as a back-up power generator, or to power tools, lights, grinders, inverter welders or plasma cutters requiring a compressed air supply.

The Ranger 225 includes a 23-hp Kohler gasoline engine with a two-cylinder, four-cycle overhead valve air-cooled design, an oil drain extension for easy oil changes and a 12-gallon fuel tank for extended run times.

The unit's capabilities can be expanded to include self-shielded flux-cored CV wire welding when a Lincoln Electric LN-25 PRO or LN-15 Across-the-Arc wire feeder is added. Users can also AC TIG weld with the addition of a Lincoln Precision TIG 225 welder or an Invertec V205-T AC/DC inverter for aluminum and other alloy welding.