Vantage® 500-I RCD Ready (Perkins®) (Not Available in US)

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Excellent, all-around welder/generator capable of up to 500 amps of DC multi-process welding, 230 VAC single phase, and 380 VAC three phase auxiliary power. Powered by a 32.7 hp Perkins® 404D-22 diesel engine and features patented Chopper Technology®. (Not Available in US/Canada/EU)






The compact Vantage® 500-I is an ideal choice for demanding construction, pipe or repair applications. Designed as rugged and reliable, this machine is Desert Duty™ rated to standup against hot and harsh environments. The machine features up to 500 amps with multi-process capabilities and plenty of auxiliary power to address job site needs. All powered by the popular 404 series Perkins industrial diesel engine for high reliability and low fuel consumption.


  • Compact Versatility – Offers up to 500 amps (IEC rated at 400 amps) of welding current to tackle numerous welding and carbon arc gouging applications. Select one of five basic process modes including CC-Stick, Downhill Pipe, DC Touch Start TIG®, CV-Wire, or Arc Gouging mode, which maximizes output for up to 5/16 in. (8.0 mm) carbon rods.
  • Generator Output – Provides up to 17 kW of continuous three-phase power to run industrial tools such as plasma cutters, pumps, or inverter welders.
  • Patented Chopper® Technology – Experience premium arc performance with minimized spatter for stick or pipe welding as well as enhanced gouging performance that prevents the engine from stalling, resulting in smooth material removal.
  • Desert Duty™ Rated – Engineered tough and field proven for ruggedness and durability to meet the most challenging job site needs and harshest environments. Tested for extreme temperature operation up to 55°C.
  • Industrial Diesel Engine – Powered by a 32.7 hp, turbocharged Perkins® diesel engine. Runs smooth and quiet while meeting EPA Tier 4i compliance.
  • Integrated Residual Current Device (RCD) – Includes RCD for extra protection in the auxiliary power circuit.


 Warning –

Cancer and Reproductive Harm –


Product Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D) 35.9 in x 25.3 in x 60 in (913 mm x 642 mm x 1524 mm)
Net Weight 1230 lbs (559 kg)


Machines Processes Stick (SMAW)
Gouging (CAC-A)
Flux-Cored Self-Shielded (FCAW-S)
Flux-Cored Gas-Shielded (FCAW-G)
IEC Rating 400A / 36V / 100% @ 104°F (40°C)
Max Rating 500A / 30V / 40% @ 104°F (40°C)
Output Range by Mode CC-Stick (SMAW): 30 – 500 Amps
Downhill Pipe (SMAW): 40 – 300 Amps
CV-Wire (GMAW, FCAW-S, FCAW-G): 14 – 36 Volts
Touch Start TIG (GTAW): 20 – 250 Amps
Arc Gouging (CAC-A): 90 – 450 Amps
Open Circuit Voltage 73 Peak OCV at 1800 RPM
Rated Gouging Carbon Diameter 5/16″ (8.0 mm)

Engine Driven Welders

Single Phase Auxiliary Output 6,600 Watts Continuous 230V
Three Phase Auxiliary Output 16,400 Watts Continuous 380V
Auxiliary Output Frequency 60 Hz
Receptacle Types IEC 60309 Blue 2P+Ground
IEC 60309 Red 2P+Neutral+Ground
Engine Brand & Model Perkins® 404D-22
Engine Description 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated Water Cooled Diesel Engine
Engine Horsepower 32.7 hp (24.1 kW)
Engine Block Size & Displacement 136 cu. in. (2.2 L)
Bore x Stroke – 3.4 in x 3.6 in (84 mm x 100 mm)
Emissions Rating US EPA Tier 4i
High Idle Operating Speed @ Rated Output 1800
Low Idle Operating Speed 1400
Fuel Tank Size (US gal.) 20 US gal.
Fuel Tank Size (L) 75.7 L
Oil Capacity (qts.) 11.2 qts.
Oil Capacity (L) 10.6 L
Coolant Capacity (US gal.) 2.0 US gal.
Coolant Capacity (L) 7.6 L


Typical Application Construction
Railroad Maintenance
Construction & Field Erection
Maintenance & Repair
Oil & Gas
Power Generation
Structural Fabrication
Structural Welding


Warranty 3 Years Parts and Labor – Engine warranted separately by engine manufacturer

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