Hobart Welding Products announces the new Champion 145 Welder/Generator, replacing the Hobart Champion 4500 Welder/Generator. This lightweight and compact unit features a larger gas tank – 6.25 gal. compared to 1 gal. on the Champion 4500 – that provides longer run times. The unit provides up to 145 amps of DC welding power, offers exceptionally smooth arc-starting capabilities and can accommodate stick electrodes up to 5/32" diameter. The Champion 145 Welder/Generator offers 4,500 surge watts of AC power, making it an excellent choice for emergency backup or for powering hand tools, grinders, lights or battery chargers.