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    was wanting some other peoples input on mounting a bobcat 225 on the concrete with anchorsI am curious if the welder may rust as I live in Tampa Florida high humidity year-round was thinking maybe I can insulate the box I will build for around the welder when not in use and was wondering if anyone had ideas for a security bolt something other than just a regular hex head thanks for viewing I'm new this is my first post

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum.

    I would not sit it directly on the concrete but space it up slightly to allow air to circulate under it & to also keep it from direct contact with the concrete. Even just one inch would be fine. This will help it from rusting by letting the underside dry out easier. Just install some eyes in the concrete to lock it to with a chain or cable.
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    • #3
      a wooden pallet makes a good mount...

      preferably one with the plastic shock absorbing donuts or washers cut from old tires with a large holesaw...on the bottom...

      (the mounting bolt dimensions are in your owners manual..)

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      • #4
        You can use wedge bolt anchors, they expand in the hole in the concrete. Use a longer bolt than needed to expand the wedges. Put a a fender washer and a nut on the bolt. Or if you have o.c.d. you can use a really long bolt or threaded rod and use 2 nuts, that way you can level it


        • #5
          I like MMW answer the best, Depending on what kind of trees you have near by would determine the gap.

          If your some where, Where leaves will get under it and hold water I might go higher like 4" or so.

          H80N mentioned shock absorbers which is also a excellent recommendation.

          Remember, The motor in your car is on motor mounts which are shock absorbers.


          • #6
            If your worried about security, you could roto hammer in female threaded anchors, then but a security bolt of some kind, like a t55 with that center pin in it, or a security Allen head with the pin. You can still do the vibration dampening suggested by others and space it up out of the weeds and water. Nice and clean then without having to have a chain and padlock.