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  • Tryagn5
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    FWIW... from what I have seen... the number of arc starts or hours seem to have little bearing on the future reliability of a Dynasty... as a matter of fact I would rather see a unit with more than a couple hundred arc starts and hours run than fewer... that would get you past any "infant mortality" issues...
    I would be concerned if the unit looked physically worn or beat...though...




    Cruizer would probably be the best one here to comment on that...

    Somewhere in one of the Dynasty threads.. Cruizer outlined his thoughts on preventive maintenance that would help a Dynasty live a long and happy life...
    if anyone sees it could you post a link.. it was good commonsense advice based on his years of maint and repair on them..

    Where i would worry would be a welder with little info. I had industrial customers whos welders had thosands of hours on them where the welder was in a fixed welding both. The exterior of the welder...ie case looked perfect. The welders were replaced on a 3 year program. However some of the welders were used 6 days a week, 16 hrs a day, 50 weeks a year. They were traded for new and one would believe they had never been shut off in 3 years.
    Knowing arc starts and hours gives a general use of the welder. Ideally it has had some use, but not industrial useage. When a machine is the companies production normally overrides maintance.
    kevin

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  • H80N
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    Cruizer

    FWIW... from what I have seen... the number of arc starts or hours seem to have little bearing on the future reliability of a Dynasty... as a matter of fact I would rather see a unit with more than a couple hundred arc starts and hours run than fewer... that would get you past any "infant mortality" issues...
    I would be concerned if the unit looked physically worn or beat...though...

    Cruizer would probably be the best one here to comment on that...

    Somewhere in one of the Dynasty threads.. Cruizer outlined his thoughts on preventive maintenance that would help a Dynasty live a long and happy life...
    if anyone sees it could you post a link.. it was good commonsense advice based on his years of maint and repair on them..
    Last edited by H80N; 04-09-2015, 11:53 AM.

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  • Tryagn5
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    Originally posted by kevin4578 View Post
    Okay thanks for the insight it's been very helpful!
    1st question to the sellar should be where did u get the welder? If that answer can not be confirmed then its a deal breaker. A dynasty 200 can easily walk off a jobsite. Also the dynasty is a good machine but a good machine treated poorly can become a bad machine. I would be checking cable condtion, plug condtion to see how the welder was treated. Keep im mind if the machine fails its not a cheap fix. Also check the wall plug, if it is an industrial plug it is likely it was in an industrial setting. Checks the hours and arc starts in the menu.
    kevin

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  • kevin4578
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    Cooler equipped, Tigrunner Package..?? ready to go...would expect to pay around $4K... they hold their value very well..
    Okay thanks for the insight it's been very helpful!

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by kevin4578 View Post
    Also what would be a decent price for a used machine like this used. It's ready to go with coolmate 1 cooler foot pedal and torch. Don't know the hours on it yet. Just looking for a ballpark what these are going for. I'm basically looking for something to use around the garage that takes up less space and power than my dialarc
    Cooler equipped, Tigrunner Package..?? ready to go...

    would expect to pay around $4K... they hold their value very well..

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  • kevin4578
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    Also what would be a decent price for a used machine like this used. It's ready to go with coolmate 1 cooler foot pedal and torch. Don't know the hours on it yet. Just looking for a ballpark what these are going for. I'm basically looking for something to use around the garage that takes up less space and power than my dialarc

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by kevin4578 View Post
    Thanks guy's for the info is there any thing in particular that goes on these to be aware of or are they all seem to be solid except for the few odd exceptions
    SOLID......

    But I would try the machine under power before.. I gave the seller my money...
    as you would with any piece of used electronics..

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  • kevin4578
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    Thanks guy's for the info is there any thing in particular that goes on these to be aware of or are they all seem to be solid except for the few odd exceptions

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by kevin4578 View Post
    Seller is unable to tell me much about this welder all i have is the serial # ma180633l. will this number tell me what model and year this unit is?
    With that serial... it would have been made in 2010

    and would be a version equipped with "Blue Lightning"

    This would be one of the later more refined versions..

    I bought mine new in 2009... it has been a marvelous machine...ZERO issues..

    Here is a link to the manual...

    http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o2240ab_mil.pdf
    Last edited by H80N; 04-09-2015, 09:25 AM.

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  • Tryagn5
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    Originally posted by kevin4578 View Post
    Seller is unable to tell me much about this welder all i have is the serial # ma180633l. will this number tell me what model and year this unit is?
    2010 model year. So doubtful any warranty left, a call to miller will confirm. Also in the dynasty control screen you can read hours and arc starts. As a general rule of thumb if i can not confirm where the machine was bought i dont buy them. Espically on a machine which costs a ton to fix and can blow up with 5 hours or 5000 hrs. How the machine was used and treated is something you need to know.
    kevin

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  • kevin4578
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    Looking for info on a dynasty 200

    Seller is unable to tell me much about this welder all i have is the serial # ma180633l. will this number tell me what model and year this unit is?
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