ESAB, a global provider of fabrication technology, announced the availability of the Ruffian ES 150G welding generator at Northern Tool + Equipment Stores. The Ruffian ES 150G is ESAB’s first light-industrial, engine-driven welding generator.
The 2-in-1 150-amp stick welder and 4.5-kW generator are built for construction, service trucks, farm or ranch work, light fabrication, maintenance, and other outdoor applications where on-site portability is required.
The Ruffian ES 150G combines the award-winning welding technology from ESAB’s Rogue Stick inverter with the proven reliability of a 14-HP KOHLER Command PRO engine. It offers simultaneous generator power and welding without arc fluctuation.
“We designed the Ruffian ES 150G for welders ‘on the go’ because we recognize the challenges of working in environments outside of the fabrication shop,” said Eleanor Lukens, president of Americas, ESAB. “The Ruffian ES 150G offers simultaneous generator power and welding without arc fluctuation, causing it to stand apart from other light industrial engine drives with similar outputs due to its simultaneous generator power and welding without arc fluctuation. This means one person can use tools while a second person welds, boosting productivity.”
The Ruffian delivers 150A of welding power at 60% duty cycle and runs electrodes up to 5/32-in. diameter. It provides easy arc starts, and an adjustable Arc Force control that enables a smooth and stable welding arc with all types of DC Stick electrodes. This includes electrodes such as the low-hydrogen 7018 electrodes used for high-strength welds, cellulosic electrodes (6010/6011) common for repairs on dirty or rusty metals or general-purpose welding, and hardfacing electrodes.
The Ruffian also has four 120-volt receptacles and one 240-volt receptacle. With a five-gallon gas tank, the machine offers 6.5 hours of run time at maximum output.
“Our partnership with ESAB as the first retail home for the Ruffian is driven by our passion for helping people find the right tools for the work,” said Northern Tool + Equipment CEO Suresh Krishna. “We prioritize providing products to our customers that help them solve the toughest challenges put before them. The 2-in-1 nature of this welder and generator make it a game changer.”
“We are excited to expand our retail partnership with Northern Tool + Equipment by adding Ruffian ES 150G to our product offerings,” added Lukens.