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Hobart Champion® Elite 225 Welder/Generator - 500580

(3 customer reviews)


The heavy-duty, All-in-one welder/generator combines an 11,000-watt generator with a 225-amp DC welder. Designed for Stick welding with quick and easy arc starts.

$4,900.00 $5,399.00

Gtin 715959703048 SKU: 500580 Categories: , ,

There’s a new Champion in town!

All new Hobart Champion Elite 225 500580

The powerful yet lightweight design of the Hobart Champion Elite 225 engine driven welder offers 10,000 watts auxiliary power and DC welding capabilities, all in a compact package for ease of portability. The Champion is built to optimize weld quality by providing quick and consistent arc starts. Select each feature below to learn more.



Gets More Done

The Champion Elite 225 helps you get more work done because it delivers full auxiliary power while welding at any amperage. That means you can run lights and other AC power tools while you’re stick welding mild steel up to 1/2-inch thick. Get two jobs done at once.

Takes Up Less Space

With a 15% smaller footprint and almost 25% less weight than the previous model, the new Champion Elite 225 takes up less space on your truck and lets you carry more of the other tools you need. Best in class weight at 373 lbs. and best in class size to fit better in trucks and UTV’s.

Makes Better Welds

New technology in the Champion Elite 225 gives you more control of the arc: It’s easier to manipulate, so you can make better stick welds. Easy arc starts and arc stability/consistency.

Easier to Use and Maintain

The new Champion Elite 225 has multiple advantages that make it simpler to operate and speeds up routine service:

  • Electronic fuel gauge with maintenance hours makes it fast and easy to check the fuel level and know when to get it into maintenance.
  • Single-knob amperage control makes it faster and easier to set weld parameters.
  • 240-volt receptacle allows plasma cutters and other tools to be used without an adapter.
  • Updated design makes it easier and faster to access routine maintenance items like the spark plugs, fuel filter and oil drain plug.
  • Commercial-quality engine is designed for a long life of reliable service.

Stick Welding Benefits

Stick welding (SMAW – Stick Metal Arc Welding) is a simple yet versatile, inexpensive and portable welding process. Flux coated welding rods are used, eliminating the need for bottled shielding gas like that used in MIG welding or TIG welding.

  • Skill level required: Moderate
  • Suited for windy, outdoor conditions
  • Forgiving on dirty or rusty metal
  • Can weld at a long distance from machine

Two-in-one 11,000-watt generator and 225-amp welder

  • You get a generator and welder for about what you would pay for just a generator.

Innovative Hobart technology

  • Allows you smooth arc starts with minimal “sticking”. Extraordinary motor starting characteristics. Strong continuous rating to run compressors, pumps, lights, hand tools and other equipment.

Heavy-duty construction

  • Offers you stamina and long dependable service. Enclosed design, large battery, rugged electrical connections and wiring, and circuit breaker protection.

Lightweight and compact design

  • Machine is just over 3 ft long and weighs less than competitive units, allowing you to easy move it around.

Modern OHV Kohler engine

  • Saves you time and money with the dependable engine which conserves fuel and provides long operation before refueling. 12-gallon fuel tank and low oil pressure shutdown are standard features.

A “no tools” oil change and digital hour meter

  • Relieves the hassle of changing oil by automatically scheduled routine oil servicing (every 100 hours) and other preventative maintenance.

Quick-set current control

  • Easy for you to set up and start welding.

Smooth DC weld output

  • The Champion ELITE provides you a smooth arc for scratch start DC TIG welding, primarily designed for the Stick process.


Title Champion® Elite 225 Engine-Driven Welder
Industries Interests Farm and Ranch
Auto Repair
Amperage 25 A – 225 A
Weldable Metals Specialty Metals
Stainless Steel
Current Type AC / DC
Portability Lift Eye (Standard)
Engine Brand Vanguard
Engine Idle Speed 2400 RPM
Engine Weld Speed 3600 RPM
Fuel Tank Size 11 gal.
Fuel Type Gasoline
Horsepower 23 hp
Weld Output CC
Rated Output 225 A @ 100% Duty Cycle
Single Phase Auxiliary Continuous Power 9500 W
Single Phase Auxiliary Peak Power 10000 W
Sound Rating 72.5 dB Max Weld Load
Applications Fabrication
Net Width 26.5 in
Net Height 20.13 in
Net Length 37.06 in
Net Weight 373 lbs
Warranty 3 Years
Hobart Warranty


Gtin 715959703048 SKU: 500580 Categories: , ,
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  1. Edward Bonebrake (verified owner)

    I couldn’t be happier with the service, shipping and availability

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