This month Lincoln released their newest big-dog welder, the Ranger 250 GXT. The 600-lb. monster sports more power output and a huge AC generator, for some truly awesome portable power.
I say ‘portable’ because it’s basically designed for contractors to heave it into their truck bed and drive to a site. Despite it’s manageable size, the GXT pumps out 11,000 peak watts of power and 10,000 continuous watts of power. With the KVA 120/240V outlet you can hook up high-capacity rigs, like a plasma cutter, or up to four 120V tools, like grinders or lights, without fear of running out of juice.
Much like the earlier 250 model, the GXT can be fitted for stick, TIG, MIG, or flux core welding, and it features a remote for setting voltage. Also like the older model, the GXT will run right around $3,800. Not bad considering the unit’s power and flexibility — it’s purpose-built for pros, so we’d expect a high buy-in.