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Miller Trailblazer 55D

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Dean

05-28-2014 08:27:07
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An acquaintance of mine is inquiring about buying a Miller Trailblazer 55D that I own but do not use. He has asked me to set a price but I do not know what it is worth.

It has about 1300 hours, looks new and starts, runs, and operates as it should. It has a new injector pump, four new injectors and a new battery. Included is about 50' of 00 cables on a reel but no wire feeder.

Any thoughts?

Dean

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Stick welding

05-28-2014 18:41:39
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 Re: Miller Trailblazer 55D in reply to Dean, 05-28-2014 08:27:07  
That's a top of the line Miller. I had one and in 1985, a new one was $18,000 here. I bought an ex Henuset pipelines machine for $2750.00. It was a 1975 and I think one of the first TB 55D's. Miller did have earlier CC/CV portables though. They were made into the late 90's. I'd say it's worth about the same as a new air cooled Trailblazer...in the $5000 range. New injection pump and injectors at 1300 hours doesn't sound right though. It's a heavy duty welder. Do you have a wire feeder with it? Way too much machine if you're not going to run a wire feeder. (400 amp 100% duty cycle CC/CV)

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Dean

05-28-2014 20:04:36
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 Re: Miller Trailblazer 55D in reply to Stick welding, 05-28-2014 18:41:39  
No wire feeder.

PO (close friend of mine) loaned it to a friend who used contaminated fuel, hence the new pump and injectors.

Dean



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Stick welding

05-28-2014 21:54:19
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 Re: Miller Trailblazer 55D in reply to Dean, 05-28-2014 20:04:36  
Put gas in by mistake? Do you have the serial number? Easy to tell what year it is. H is 70's, J is 80's, K is 90's. Second letter is month. Mine was HF but early 75 with a Perkins engine. Later models used a Continental diesel. Puddles that used to post on here bought a TB 55D new in about 82 for around $10,000. Should have pictures in the archives on here.



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Dean

05-28-2014 23:13:18
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 Re: Miller Trailblazer 55D in reply to Stick welding, 05-28-2014 21:54:19  
No gasoline. Just dirt and maybe algae. It's fine now after rebuilding the injector pump and all injectors and changing the filter.

Serial number is KC224636. Its a Continental engine. I have both welder and engine manuals.

Dean



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Ken Crisman

05-28-2014 10:21:32
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 Re: Miller Trailblazer 55D in reply to Dean, 05-28-2014 08:27:07  
If it was me , I'd talk to the Miller welder distributor or dealer near you & ask them for their estimated value . It would probably help to show them pictures of it so they can get an idea of how well you've raken care of it . I may be an odd duck , but I try keeping all my rquipment cleaned inside by using air pressure to blow it out good . I also have sprayed electrical cleaner on the inside to try keeping the contacts & other internal parts cleaned of dust & weld smoke . Then I try keeping the outside wiped down . My welder bought back in the late 60s looks like its only a few yrs old .My Dad always made me (as a kid) keep all his tools & equipment cleaned , oiled & some I even had to use a car polish on at times . So these are some of my tips for keeping equipment value as high as possibly can be had , HTH ! God bless , Ken

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Ken Crisman

05-28-2014 10:18:43
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 Re: Miller Trailblazer 55D in reply to Dean, 05-28-2014 08:27:07  
If it was me , I'd talk to the Miller welder distributor or dealer near you & ask them for their estimated value . It would probably help to show them pictures of it so they can get an idea of how well you've raken care of it . I may be an odd duck , but I try keeping all my rquipment cleaned inside by using air pressure to blow it out good . I also have sprayed electrical cleaner on the inside to try keeping the contacts & other internal parts cleaned of dust & weld smoke . Then I try keeping the outside wiped down . My welder bought back in the late 60s looks like its only a few yrs old .My Dad always made me (as a kid) keep all his tools & equipment cleaned , oiled & some I even had to use a car polish on at times . So these are some of my tips for keeping equipment value at as maximum as possibly can be had , HTH ! God bless , Ken

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