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John Deere Introduces 3-in-1 Welderator for the Workshop or Service Truck

Machine is air compressor, generator and welder in one unit for increased versatility

OLATHE, Kansas - (December 20, 2011) – John Deere introduces the highly versatile Welderator to its line of power products for the farm, ranch and workshop. This stationary, gasoline-powered machine provides three functions – air compressor, generator and arc welder – all in one unit.


The John Deere Welderator features an industrial Subaru overhead cam/overhead valve, 404cc engine with electric start on a powder-coated ASME coded 30-gallon receiver tank mounted on a heavy-duty 3/16-inch base plate that reduces vibration. The unit weighs 585 lbs. empty and is 46 inches long by 22 inches wide and 47 inches high.


When operated in generator mode, the unit provides 5000 watts maximum output through two 120V, 20-amp receptacles. Users can select two speeds: idle down for use with the air compressor and full-throttle to power the welder and for electric power generation.


The compressor pump is a high-quality two-stage compressor with a splash-lubricated cast-iron crankcase and durable stainless steel braided discharge hose. It is capable of generating airflow at 16.3 CFM at 100 PSI and 15.7 CPM at 175 PSI.


In welder mode, the Welderator can produce a 50-170-amp arc suitable for most on-farm welding needs. The duty cycle (10-min. run time) is 150 amps at 100 percent power.


According to Chris Spyrow, marketing manager for John Deere Merchandise, the Welderator may be one of the most widely used and versatile tools in a customer's shop or on a service truck. "These units are very popular with a wide variety of farm, ranch and commercial customers as they can do so many jobs when matched with the right accessories," Spyrow says. "They come with a two-year warranty, are easy to service and are built to provide years of dependable service."


For more information on the John Deere Welderator and the entire lineup of John Deere tools for the workshop or service truck, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com.


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Media Contact:
Barry Nelson
Manager, Media Relations
John Deere Ag and Turf Division
10789 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061-6448
Phone: 913-310-8324
E-mail: NelsonBarryE@JohnDeere.com

Editorial Contact:
Kelly Schwalbe, BCS Communications
Phone: 816-474-3166
E-mail: kelly@bcsthinktank.com

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