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  • Jim-TX
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    I talked to a tire man that I trust. He said the problem with Ford and Firestone was that Ford wanted the Explorers to ride smooth and under inflated the tires. I think it was like 24 psi. Firestone told them they were under inflating the tires. I'm thinking they said 28 psi was minimum. The rest is history.

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  • harcosparky
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    Originally posted by leon phelps View Post
    Wow, So many bad points that are spoken here that it is amazing.

    When a manufacturer has a problem with ANY component that is in one of their products, they should stand behind the component. Sony does not blame chip manufacturers, Chevy does not blame brake manufacturers, Pella does not blame timber companies.


    I seem to remember Ford blaming Firestone, for Explorers rolling over and Firestone blaming Ford Explorers for blowing tires.

    Is not Ford also blaming an engine maker?? Doesn't that dispute revolve around warranty coverage issues?

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  • lars66
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    Originally posted by wallythacker View Post
    I still can't believe someone would mess with a man's welder. Must be a product of the useless parents we're talking about in another thread here.
    The end result was he quit his welding business & auctioned his equipment.

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  • wallythacker
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    I still can't believe someone would mess with a man's welder. Must be a product of the useless parents we're talking about in another thread here.

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  • MAC702
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    There's another thread on this board too that explains what happened to Welding Wagon's Pipe Pro. It was sabotaged by other workers.

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  • lars66
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    I dont remember what board it was on, maybe the aws board but welding wagons pipe pro was being messed with when he was out of sight on the job. I remember this one because this was happening just a couple miles up the road from here.

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  • pull-do
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    Originally posted by tackit View Post
    Speaks poorly of Miller when you have to buy two machines to make sure you have one running, I would imagine pipeliners know their equipment well and don't mind spending thousands of dollars buying it, expecting it to run is not a character flaw.


    VBI if it was you in trouble you be crying the loudest, I've seen it a thousand a times, brown not blue is the color in your post.
    Most of these guys on this board DON"T understand the pipeline/ pipeliner job status. I've been welding for a living in the refineries and fab shops since '67, the Miller plug in mach.'s have been top notch, ie: synchrowaves, short-arcs mach. is all we ever bought in the most cheapest run shops there was, I mean these people through nickel's around like they were man hole covers.
    They wouldn't have anything that wouldn't run 7-24 and the miller mach's clocked many an hour before needing maintenence.

    But now to the motor driven rigs-- the top choice of the pipeliners was a SA 200 lincoln and these guys worked 7 whatever's until the line was in the ground and tested. I never seen a Miller on a pipeliner rig, but during the 90's sometime Lincoln had a issue with their quality. Welding suppliers almost quit selling them because of this.

    I can fully understand the post originator frustration with his Miller mach, read my post I posted a couple days ago about my Trailblazer, 120hrs. , this is my home use machine, sits in the garage with the cover on it,,, holy smokes, you can't protect a mach. more than that. No worky----

    Ditto for my friend, he bought a Trailblazer because of mine, which makes his newer, his has about 250hrs and is broke down for the second time-----this time for $1100.00 worth of parts, his also is garage kept and covered,----this is BS

    Bashing Miller, maybe, but being in the industry longer than most of the guys are old on this board, I've seen alot, this should not happen under normal wear.

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  • Wicked one
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    pic

    Originally posted by Palmtreez View Post
    Yes..about the used welding machines. Up here they are so ridiculously priced it makes no sense what so ever to buy one when one is available. There are a few on the web in Canada from time to time from Red D Arc, but, who would buy a used rental of a welding machine. If you could see what I have, what's done to those poor machines up here in northern Canada...well I have to laugh when I see them for sale . Sometimes the machine are started and never used. It's a teamsters job to start the machine -40 or not..get out the ether and get her going. It may not even get used it's just on his list to start up for that day and it will get fueled and shutdown at the the end of the day used or not. I've seen machines sit running with no one using it for weeks. That's the life of a welding machine in the great white north oilsands.
    I went to your site and all I saw wasyour holiday pictures am I missing something?

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  • ShieldArc
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    Originally posted by Sberry View Post
    Hmmmm,,, I have never had a warranty claim on a Lincoln, hahahahahaha
    I havent.....

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  • Palmtreez
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    Yes..about the used welding machines. Up here they are so ridiculously priced it makes no sense what so ever to buy one when one is available. There are a few on the web in Canada from time to time from Red D Arc, but, who would buy a used rental of a welding machine. If you could see what I have, what's done to those poor machines up here in northern Canada...well I have to laugh when I see them for sale . Sometimes the machine are started and never used. It's a teamsters job to start the machine -40 or not..get out the ether and get her going. It may not even get used it's just on his list to start up for that day and it will get fueled and shutdown at the the end of the day used or not. I've seen machines sit running with no one using it for weeks. That's the life of a welding machine in the great white north oilsands.

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  • scottw
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    Miller Tech support

    Well I am a little late on this one. I just came across this thread, and it took me a while to read . Anyways, I am far from a pro welder as most of you here. I just work on my own projects in my garage. I have a Millermatic 210, syncrowave 180 and a spectrum 300 plasma. I have also had older miller products before these. I have never had a problem with anything all these years until the plasma. I contacted miller via email to get help in fixing it since it was out of warranty. Miller tech support returned my email VERY fast! Within a couple hrs. They answered ALL OF MY MANY questions very fast, right down to identifying individual components on the PCB's. The Miller tech went out of his way to help me out. With his generous help I was able to fix this machine. Without him I would no longer have a plasma, as I could not justify buying a new one or paying someone to repair it. This is a hobby for me, I make no money from it. I don't know what all this ITW?? stuff is, but I received TOP NOTCH support! I am glad I have been a loyal miller customer, it definately paid off!

    THANK-YOU Miller keep up the GREAT work!!

    scott

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  • MAC702
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    My Airgas dealer here sells Lincolns, but prefers Millers. He only has a few Lincolns on the floor, but a LOT of Millers. Anyway, when I was in there last week, he gave me a Red-D-Arc brochure. Apparently, they are rentals, but they sell the used ones after three years in the rental fleets or something like that. He gave me a list of what units (Red-D-Arcs and OLD Millers) were currently for sale across the country. The prices seemed rather high for old used equipment; especially outdated Miller plasma cutters.

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  • Stick rod
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    Palmtreez,
    Thanks for the light info.I know I would enjoy seeing how your truck is set up so post them pic`s.Always looking for different or efficient ways to set things up.I`v used different peoples ideas in setting up my rig and still like to change things if I see something I like better.

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  • Palmtreez
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    Originally posted by admweld
    i have seen red-d arc machines on the job if you look closely at one its a miller with different decals in it there is the miller name on it in small print as i was looking at one about a month and a half ago i noticed it looked alot like a big blue after a close look it was a miller machine w/ new decals. I believe they buy direct andy maybe able to confirm this but i saw the miller name on this unit.
    Yes, that what mine is .., a Miller, says right on the tag. . and the 3+3's are Linclons. I asked the rep about that and I said I should just go buy a Lincoln and he said "No.., Red D Arc triple coats the diodes and makes them tough for the rental market." Well maybe he was just handing me a load too! I just like the rental arrangement. They basically turned me loose with a brand new machine with no money down and if the boom ends sooner than I expect I'm not stuck with a $14,000.00 paper wieght. They get themachine back. Simple.

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  • admweld
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    really a miller

    pilebuck i have seen red-d arc machines on the job if you look closely at one its a miller with different decals in it there is the miller name on it in small print as i was looking at one about a month and a half ago i noticed it looked alot like a big blue after a close look it was a miller machine w/ new decals. I believe they buy direct andy maybe able to confirm this but i saw the miller name on this unit.

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