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  • Complaint about Miller mig welders.

    Charge us a couple dollars more and put lifting eyes on so I can lift the machines up in the air to weld over the sides of trucks and things of this nature.

  • #2
    Hows this a complaint.
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    • #3
      Complaint about Miller mig welders.

      Miller used to put lifting eyes on many of their machines. I can't tell you how many times I have hoisted an old mm200 to get to some high stuff. I wish they still put them on as well. The 252 is pretty awkward to rig for hoisting, and slinging around the machine doesn't let you open the machine without taking the sling off. Also a quick pick is a pretty good way to secure an engine drive for the weekend if you have a crane on a jobsite.

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      • #4
        Complaint about Miller mig welders.

        Thumbs up on lifting eyes
        My complaint also.

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        • #5
          Complaint about Miller mig welders.

          Looks like miller still puts lifting eyes on their larger engine drives. But as anyone who has loaded a miller 252/350 with a forklift a lifting eye is much better rigging practice. Very unstable center of gravity.
          Last edited by Mikey Welds; 01-01-2015, 09:59 AM.

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          • #6
            I have a MM250 I bought back in the early 90s. It had a couple plastic plugs on top, remove them and there is a threaded hole underneath each, going into the frame. I made a couple eyes and screwed them in, allowing me to pass a chain thru them and then over the forks of my forklift. Problem with fixed eyes, it would interfere with the access door opening completely.

            I would assume the later versions of this machine (251 and 252) would have something similar.
            Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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            • #7
              My first MM200 from 1989 had a lift eye, I can easily get by without opening the door all the way, when I need to open the door I would just set it down.

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              • #8
                My mm200 has one. I guess they just put them on the engine driven now.

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                • #9
                  My Dialarc HF-P has one too, it needs one!

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                  • #10
                    I think a recessed folding lift eye would be awesome

                    Or, a cheaper alternative is a fixed lift eye, with a matching half moon cutout in the lid.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
                      Charge us a couple dollars more and put lifting eyes on so I can lift the machines up in the air to weld over the sides of trucks and things of this nature.
                      That is why they make feeders and booms. So yes, they do make them, and it cost just a tiny bit more than a few bucks.

                      http://www.millerwelds.com/products/...ries_swingarc/

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                      • #12
                        Walker, Many of us have the MM units and dont want the bigger units that have a feeder on top because we have to roll them around in limited space to weld around gravel trains etc. where a fixed rotating boom wouldnt solve the problem, many of us have a hilo or a overhead crane and a lift lug on top would come in very handy, I would certainly pay another $ 50.00 for that option that I had on my old MM 200

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                        • #13
                          The day I bought my MM252 I said this is ridiculous, it needs an eye. As there isn't a good way to install one, I promised myself I'd build a cage. I haven't yet done it. We now load it in a pickup by rolling it into a loader bucket. a lifting eye would be easier, and safer.
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                          • #14
                            I like having it on my MM200 and Sync. It would be a pain to load them otherwise. Whenever I need to weld up high I just use an LN-25. Bit of a pain if you don't already have the right machine to run it from in the shop, but certainly easier to maneuver. Are you using gas when doing this? If so, how are you attaching the bottle?
                            Do the newer machines not have that center divider that the eye was mounted on like the MM200?

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                            • #15
                              Walker, My current Push pull Cobra 260 mig aluminum mig welder has a lifting lug so we lift it with the bottle on.

                              When doing steel I have XMT 304 with a S-22 P12 suitcase feeder that I have to use, However there are times when we need to have 2 migs inside the box so we run our suitcase feeders in off the truck instead of being able to use the Miller Vintage or my new 252.

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