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- - By Jake331 (**) Date 06-21-2008 02:46
hey guys I keep having problems with my sa250...  which is rare I think but who knows... I see alot of guys running these vantage 300's lately  even old school pipe guys who I thought would never go with an inverter type machine... anyways I've been thinking about buying a new machine either classic 300 or vantage. I will be using it it for uphill and downhill pipe work.  I would like to have something that compares to my perkins as far as fuel goes. if you could give me your likes and dislikes if you have either of these machines please let me know
Parent - By texwelder (***) Date 06-21-2008 05:04
I have a 97 SA250 and a 07 vantage 300, I can say if you are having problems with the SA250 that is rare, my Vantage 300 in my opinion is a nice machine, I haven't done a lot of downhill with it but uphill with lo-hi it is the thing to have. As far as fuel it is pretty easy on it, I arc-gouged with it for two days and didn't use a have a tank, its light only weighs 1035lbs. and it is quiet and smooth not like that load vibrating SA250.
Parent - By welder_Bob (**) Date 06-21-2008 05:15
I like my 305D (2006 model) a lot better than the 300D (2005 model) that I had for a year.  The 300D was junk and spent most of its life in the shop.  I really, really miss my SA-250.  The 300D didn't even come close to welding like the SA-250 did and the mileage was a lot worse. 
I went the Rental place and rented a Vantage 300 for the weekend that helped me to decide.  I opted for the 305D for size, weight, and price.
Parent - - By Cactusthewelder (*****) Date 06-22-2008 02:43
I have been running a Vantage for about a year. I my opinion Linclon should quit making all other machines. It is the best I have ever owned. BAR NONE
Parent - - By Jake331 (**) Date 06-22-2008 21:58
well since it seems like my 250 will never be out of the shop I'm gonna see about renting a vantage if I have some work come up next week.... I just borrowed a bobcat 225 to go do a shut down for the past 2 weeks.. man I hated driving around with that sitting on my bed haha but it was free. anybody know where I can rent one in tyler or longview??
Parent - By welder_Bob (**) Date 06-23-2008 02:07
One of these places should have a Vantage 300.  They both rent them here but that's 700 miles from you.

RSC, 13240 TX-110 S Tyler, TX (903) 581-2894.
United Rentals, 3300 North Northeast Loop 323 Tyler, TX   (903) 596-7368.
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