Running a Mobi-Weld and really happy with it. Solid state and no moving parts. Pretty easy to hook up. You don't have to switch anything when you use it. Plug in the leads and weld. Also has mode selects to give out 12v or 24v.
don't forget option 4: 2-3 batteries, hooked in series, and some 3/32 welding rod. I've done it, works great for trail repairs.
All three are good choices, the Mobi is likely the one I'd do as well for a portable unit. I've heard of people using the readywelder as a home unit as well, running off their Stick welder connections.
I'd probably go with the readywelder as you can supposedly use it for a decent spoolgun in the shop when not on the trail... I wonder if the Syncrowave series can be used as just a DC power source... Hmm... ???
The little known century 131 is my portable welder of choice. I bought mine several years ago. It still works great. It is based on a booster pack design, the great part is that it's wire feed. It will weld 1/4 inch no problem. 80 inches of weld per charge. Totally portable (weighs 45 pounds)
the Ready Welder II is what I would choose..light/small, spool operated, battery powered. Like whiney says above, nuthin worse than getting drug out at midnight to weld up some clowns junk...bad enuf doing midnight winch sessions. My only concern would be their ability to use/return without screwing things up.
Been woke up for people I do not know, more than I could possibly remember over the years, I guess that I am just used to it...never went looking to help people, they just kinda found me I guess..
I play pretty hard, and do my best to take care of my own s***, and that of those I call a friend, and bring enough tools and parts to repair just about anything that might lay down on a trip, for not just me, but others too.
Loaned a stock 74 vac retard dist. to the Toyota motorsports rep. and family that was vacationing in the Black Hills in '01 for the BHCC. His took a poop, and for some reason, I had one.
I guess that when, not if, the world really poops in my punch bowl, I hope that someone will be kind enough to help a guy out, who has helped many out before....Kinda a proactive karma thing..
I had meant to get in touch with the old man that designed the things and ask him about what was going on. Sounds like I should get the info on the piece you replaced, and have one or two of them around. I have not used mine a whole lot, but when I have needed it, it has worked great.
Broke out the Ready welder out there in the Hills this year, worked great! Was amazed at just how simple it was to operate, the quality of the product, and the work it could do. I think mine came with .030 flux core wire, and I all but burnt through a piece of 7/16 with it just playing around...