I Used my pro to make a rotary position setup for a job. Had two build ups to do 5” long on a 4” dia shaft. Customer supplied wps which was tig weld process, 4130 filler, 400deg preheat. Min of 1/4” build up.
I made my set up to attach mostly to my Arc flat so I did not have to build a base and can store and set up again as this may be a repeat job a couple times a year. I even used my old hand torch mount off the pro to hold my tig torch.
Roughly 18hrs of weld time. Fun project over all.
I need to get my arc flat on some legs though. I wish LS had made the tables 5/8 thick so the strong hand ball locks worked seamlessly but a few cheap washers gets the job done.
nice work! that is my daily grind. we mig all our fits. what does that spindle fit? motor grader?
Not sure the model but I was told strut tower on cat haul truck. I was surprised what they wanted for a weld procedure but more than happy to oblige. Next time I’ll get .030 mig wire and automate the feed process too so I can smooth out that weld.
most of my repairs are for dozers. our company does still outsource a lot of our repair work.
most cases we undercut .08 to .100 tho then weld with a .045 and machine to size. that wasn’t a part i was familiar with i know they are in the warehouse never had one through our shop.
A++ nice job.
Thank you! I appreciate the kind words. The machine shop had this undercut some where around .150. It was sure nice work during the cold snap we just had. I do lots if mobile welding so shop jobs are ideal this time of year.