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New Miller Legend 301 G Engine Drive Operates At Multiple Speeds, Features Arc Performance, Welding Power of Trailblazer 301 G

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Chuck Schroeder
Charleston|Orwig, Inc.
(262) 563-5056


- Low speed reduces noise and fuel use while extending engine life

- Now with 50 percent more welding power, multi-process output

APPLETON, Wis., April 8, 2003 -
By combining the low-speed design of the Miller Legend NT with the industry-leading arc performance and welding power of its Trailblazer 301 G, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has created the new Miller Legend 301 G.

Powered by a 20 HP Kohler OHV engine, it provides 5,500 watts of peak generator power when operating at 1800 RPM. Operating at full speed (3600 RPM), it provides 50 percent more welding power than the previous design: 300 amps/25 volts at 100 percent duty cycle. It has a MIG/flux cored output range of 20 to 300 amps/10 to 33 volts and a DC Stick/TIG output range of 20 to 300 amps.

“The new Miller Legend 301 G combines the most popular features of two of the industry’s best-performing engine drives,” said John Leisner, product manager, Miller Electric. “Previously, contractors, fabricators, maintenance/repair personnel and service truck owners had to choose between low-speed benefits and the Trailblazer’s premium, multi-process arc quality. Now they have the best of both worlds.”

Low Speed, Fast Payback

Low speed operation for generator power reduces fuel use and engine wear, leading to quicker payback and better resale value. The Miller Legend’s average engine speed and fuel consumption is 15 to 50 percent lower than 3600 RPM units. A 3 kW generator load at 50 percent duty cycle uses less than .5 gallons per hour.

To further decrease noise, engine wear and fuel consumption, the Miller Legend features an automatic idle function that idles the machine a few seconds after the operator stops welding. The low noise benefits make this a popular machine for use in residential and urban areas, as well as for in-plant use.

Premium Arc

“The Trailblazer has had the best welding arc in its class for more than 15 years, and now the Miller Legend 301 G has that same arc,” stated Leisner. “Professionals can count on the Miller Legend MIG, flux cored, Stick and DC TIG arcs that meet their most demanding welding applications.”

For efficiency, a 14-pin receptacle connects remote TIG and Stick controls to the machine’s front panel without add-on modules. For wire welding in the field, the Miller Legend 301 G works with voltage-sensing feeders like the SuitCase 8VS™ and SuitCase 12VS portable feeders.

For easy maintenance and increased machine efficiency, Miller added a remote tool-less oil drain. A stainless steel exhaust pipe and a fully color-coded front panel come standard.

The welding components on the Miller Legend 301 G are covered by Miller’s True Blue three-year factory warranty. The Kohler engine has a three-year warranty covered separately by the manufacturer. To download a Miller Legend 301 G spec sheet, visit Miller’s website at MillerWelds.com. For more information or the Miller distributor nearest you, call 800-4-A-MILLER (800-426-4553), e-mail info@millerwelds.com, fax 877-327-8132, visit the website or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

With headquarters in Appleton, Wis., Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller and Hobart brand arc welding equipment and related systems for metalworking, construction, maintenance and other applications. Miller Electric is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Ill. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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