Hobart Welding Products has launched its Champion Elite all-in-one AC generator and AC/DC stick welder. The engine placement of the Champion Elite creates efficient airflow, reduces sound and eliminates heat recirculation. At 3 ft. long and weighing 490 lbs., its compact design offers AC/DC stick welding capacity – 260 amps AC/225 amps DC – along with 11,000 watts of peak generator power.

Hobart Welding Products designed the unit for the farm and ranch, general construction and emergency power applications or as a stand-alone generator. The unit provides strong and reliable generator power to run compressors, pumps, lights, hand tools and other equipment. It is also capable of producing power during welding so multiple users can work on tasks at the same time.                                  

The Champion Elite has a 12-gallon fuel tank, along with a Kohler 23-hp twin cylinder and a 4-cycle OHV gasoline engine to conserve fuel.  It also includes Hobart’s Auto-Idle feature, which idles the engine when not in use to provide fuel savings and reduce noise.