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FREE SHIPPING - Hobart Champion Elite Welder Generator with Kohler Engine - 225 Amp DC, 11,000 Watt AC Power, Model# 500562

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FREE SHIPPING - Hobart Champion Elite Welder Generator with Kohler Engine - 225 Amp DC, 11,000 Watt AC Power, Model#  500562

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  • Mobile source heavy-duty generator/welder
  • 41in.L x 20in.W x 28in.H unit is just under 4ft. long and weighs less than most competitive units
  • Portable, engine-driven solution with 23 HP Kohler twin cylinder, 4-cycle OHV engine
  • Delivers up to 11,000 Watts of AC generator power to run tools, worklights or backup power during an outage
  • 9,500 continuous watts power generation
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Product Summary

The Hobart® Champion™ Elite Welder Generator with Kohler Engine can simultaneously handle welding jobs and act as a generator to provide on-site power for tools and more. A versatile performer for light industrial, MRO, farm and hobby applications. Comes with Hobart 5/3/1 limited warranty; engine warranted separately by manufacturer. Not for sale in California.

What's Included
  • (1) Welder/generator
Standard Equipment is Exceptional

Standard Equipment is Exceptional

Packed with Power

This impressive workhorse generates up to 9,500 continuous watts of power. It also can pull double duty, simultaneously delivering 150 Amps of welding output and 8,000 Watts of generator power so you can weld and run other power equipment at the same time.

Match Your Amps to Your Project

This versatile unit has a 40–225 Amp DC output range and delivers up to 225 Amps @ 100% duty cycle with DC output. Coarse and fine amperage adjustments put the power into your hands, allowing you to easily fine tune your output for excellent welding results.

Single Pass Welding Performance

This dependable welder gives you all the juice you'll need to weld mild steel, stainless steel and cast iron up to 1/2in. thick in a single pass.

Doubles as an Auxiliary Power Hub

Generates the Power You Need

This multipurpose unit not only does duty as a welder, but also works hard as a generator, as well. Delivering up to 11,000 Watts of generator power, this unit is more than capable of running tools and worklights, or acting as backup power during an outage.

Multiple Outlet Access

The generator includes four 120V (20 Amp) GFCI-protected outlets, one 240V (NEMA 6-50R) 50 Amp receptacle, and one 120/240V (NEMA 14-50R) 50 Amp receptacle with pushbutton reset circuit breakers, allowing you to safely run multiple tools and accessories at once.

Doubles as an Auxiliary Power Hub
Dependably Powered by Kohler®

Dependably Powered by Kohler®

Engine-Driven Performance

This portable unit relies on a smooth 23 HP Kohler® twin cylinder, 4-cycle OHV engine to deliver exceptional performance. The engine is fully enclosed in a protective case that reduces noise for super quiet operation, and provides added weather protection for outdoor use.

Quietly Uses Less Gas

The fuel-efficient motor features an extra-large 12-gallon fuel capacity and can run up to 14 hours on a full tank of gas under a continuous load of 4,000 Watts. The auto-idle feature provides even more fuel savings and also helps to further reduce noise output.

Loaded with Handy Extras

Servicing an engine can sometimes slip through the cracks, but "no tools" oil changes make that task quicker and easier. A built-in digital hour meter also assists you in keeping current on scheduled maintenance, and sight gauges make it easy to check fluid levels.

Goes Wherever You Need It

Built to Handle Whatever You Dish Out

This heavy-duty generator/welder is the dependable mobile source you need for on-site projects. The fully enclosed engine design, large battery and rugged electrical connections and wiring are designed to handle the toughest working conditions.

Get Hooked on the Top Hanger

When the work day is done you don't want to just leave your Champion Elite unattended at the site. An extra strong, built-in top loop adds the rugged attachment point you need to lift the unit with a crane so you can load it into your truck, or store it safely elevated off the ground until it's time to punch the clock again.

Smaller, Lighter Design

The compact Hobart Champion Elite is just under 3 1/2ft. long, measuring 41in.L x 20in.W x 28in.H, and weighs less than most comparable units, making it the perfect choice for portable applications. This unit's not only easy to transport, but also easy to use once you get there!

Don't Forget the Extras

You can add an optional running gear wheel kit (Item# 42541, sold separately) to make this unit even more mobile. And don't forget, the Hobart Champion Elite requires welding cables (Item#s 628510 or 628511, sold separately) for welding operation.

Goes Wherever You Need It
Warranty

Weld with Quality and Confidence

The Hobart Advantage

The Hobart Champion Elite is made in the U.S.A. and backed by Hobart's industry-leading 5–3–1 industrial warranty. You get a 5-year warranty on transformers, stabilizers, reactors, rectifiers, rotors, stators and brushes; a 3-year warranty on drive systems, PC boards, solenoid valves, switches and controls; and a 1-year warranty on plasma torches, MIG guns, relays, contactor, triggers, regulator, accessories, spoolguns, battery, field options and running gear. (90-day limited warranty for industrial use). Normal wear items such as drive rolls, contact tips, nozzles, gas diffusers, plasma torch tips, electrodes and weld cables are not covered under this warranty.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Shop in complete confidence, knowing that Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need.

Features + Benefits

Features for FREE SHIPPING - Hobart Champion Elite Welder Generator with Kohler Engine - 225 Amp DC, 11,000 Watt AC Power, Model#  500562
  • Mobile source heavy-duty generator/welder
  • 41in.L x 20in.W x 28in.H unit is just under 4ft. long and weighs less than most competitive units
  • Portable, engine-driven solution with 23 HP Kohler twin cylinder, 4-cycle OHV engine
  • Delivers up to 11,000 Watts of AC generator power to run tools, worklights or backup power during an outage
  • 9,500 continuous watts power generation
  • Can simultaneously deliver 150 Amps weld output and 8,000 Watts of generator power
  • Delivers up to 225 Amps @ 100% duty cycle (DC output)
  • 40–225 Amp DC output range
  • Handles mild steel, stainless steel and cast iron with max. thickness of 1/2in. in a single pass
  • Auto-idle for increased fuel savings and reduced noise
  • Fuel-efficient model can run up to 14-hrs. on one 12-gal. tank of gas under a continuous load of 4,000 Watts
  • Heavy-duty construction with fully enclosed engine design, large battery and rugged electrical connections and wiring
  • Fully enclosed case design reduces noise and provides added weather protection
  • Sight gauge makes it easy to check fuel levels
  • Includes built-in digital hour meter to assist you in keeping current on scheduled maintenance
  • "No tools" oil change and standard hour meter help maintain routine scheduled oil servicing
  • Coarse and Fine amperage adjustments allow for easy fine-tuning of welder output
  • Extra-large 12-gallon fuel capacity for increased runtimes
  • Includes four 120V (20 Amp) GFCI protected outlets, one 240V (NEMA 6-50R) 50 Amp receptacle and one 120/240V (NEMA 14-50R) 50 Amp receptacle with pushbutton reset circuit breakers
  • Required welding cables (Item#s 628510 or 628511) sold separately
  • Optional running gear wheel kit (Item# 42541) sold separately
Key Specs
Item# 42542
Brand Hobart
Manufacturer's Warranty 3 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 499.0 lbs
Product Type Welder/generator
Rated Watts (kW) 11,000
Surge Watts (kW) 11,000
Receptacles (qty.) (4) 120V GFCI (20A); (1) 240V (NEMA 6-50R) 50A; (1) 120/240V (14-50R) 50A
Circuit Breakers Yes
Welding Amperage Range 40–225 DC
Weldable Metals Stainless steel, galvanized
Weld Thickness (in.) Up to 1/2 single pass
Engine 23 HP Kohler twin cylinder, 4-cycle overhead
Engine Displacement (cc) 725cc
Gross Torque 37.9 lbs./ft.
HP 23
Start Type Electric
Auto-Idle Yes
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 12
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 41 x 20 x 28

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Welding Cables

Hobart Welding Stick Cable Set — No. 4, 20ft. Electrode Cable with Holder, 15ft. Work Cable with Clamp, 2-Pc. Set, Model# 193067
Hobart Welding Stick Cable Set — No. 4, 20ft. Electrode Cable with Holder, 15ft. Work Cable with Clamp, 2-Pc. Set, Model# 193067
Item# 628510
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Hobart Welding Stick Cable Set — No. 2, 50ft. Electrode Cable with Holder, 50ft. Work Cable with Clamp, 2-Pc. Set, Model# 195195
Hobart Welding Stick Cable Set — No. 2, 50ft. Electrode Cable with Holder, 50ft. Work Cable with Clamp, 2-Pc. Set, Model# 195195
Item# 628511
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Hobart Welder Running Gear Wheel Kit — Fits Hobart Champion Elite, Model# 300997
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Hobart Stick Welding Electrodes — All-Purpose, 5/32in. x 14in.L, 5-Lb. Container, Model# 770462
Hobart Stick Welding Electrodes — All-Purpose, 5/32in. x 14in.L, 5-Lb. Container, Model# 770462
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Hobart Stick Welding Electrodes — 7014, 5/32in. Dia. x 14in.L, 5-Lb. Container, Model# 770484
Hobart Stick Welding Electrodes — 7014, 5/32in. Dia. x 14in.L, 5-Lb. Container, Model# 770484
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Hobart Stick Welding Electrodes — 7018, 5/32in. x 14in.L, 5-Lb. Container, Model# 770480
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Safety
Hobart Premium Form-Fitted Welding Gloves — Leather, Beige and Brown, X-Large, Pair, Model# 770440
Hobart Premium Form-Fitted Welding Gloves — Leather, Beige and Brown, X-Large, Pair, Model# 770440
Item# 164099
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Product Type Welder/generator Welder/generator Welder/generator Welder/generator Welder/generator
Rated Watts (kW)
6,000 4,000 5,200 11,000 9,000
Surge Watts (kW) 6,600 4,500 5,700 11,000 10,500
Receptacles (qty.) (2) Duplex 120V; (1) Twistlock 240V (1) 6-50R, (4) 120V/20A 3 (4) 120V GFCI (20A); (1) 240V (NEMA 6-50R) 50A; (1) 120/240V (14-50R) 50A 5
Circuit Breakers Yes Yes Yes, 3 Yes Yes
Welding Amperage Range 60–170 DC 40–145 DC Up to 185 40–225 DC Rated 225 Amps/25 Volts/40% duty-cycle and 210 Amps/25 Volts/100% duty-cycle for CC. All rated outputs at 104°F (40°C)
Weldable Metals Steel, stainless steel, cast iron, hard surfacing, aluminum Steel, stainless steel, cast iron Steel, stainless steel, cast iron Stainless steel, galvanized Steel, stainless, aluminum
Weld Thickness (in.) 3/8 1/4 Up to 5/32 stick electrodes Up to 1/2 single pass Up to 5/32 in a single pass
Duty Cycle 30% at 185A; 60% at 130A; 100% at 100A 130A at 25V, 30% 100% at 25V DC, 25V - -
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 12-ft. ground cable/clamp; 18-ft. weld cable/electrode holder Sold separately 10 - 15
Engine
Kohler Briggs & Stratton OHV 4-cycle Kohler 23 HP Kohler twin cylinder, 4-cycle overhead 2-cylinder, 4-cycle 23 HP Kohler OHV engine
Engine Displacement (cc)
429 305 - 725cc 674
Gross Torque Peak torque lbs. ft. (Mn) 22.7 (30.8) 14.5 - 37.9 lbs./ft. -
HP
14 10 12.75 23 23
Start Type
Recoil Pull Electric switch Electric Electric start
Auto-Idle No No Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Capacity (gal.)
5 6.25 6.8 12 12
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
32 5/8 x 22 13/16 x 25 3/16 33 x 23 1/2 x 32 31 1/2 x 21 1/8 x 25 1/2 41 x 20 x 28 42 5/16 x 21 1/2 x 29 7/8; 514 lbs.