Industrial-Welder-Generator Research Archives

The Willys Motor was repurposed for a variety of uses, including Welders, Generators, Mowers, Auxiliary Power, Boats, and more.

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PU-58 Generator Cedar Falls, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

Here’s another MB motor in a generator.

“1940’s OKEEFE MERRITT , signal corps, military issue gen set. army navy . 120 and 240 volt, double pull 50 amp breaker
complete with all sheet metal, built in skid. weighs 1500 lbs.
powered by Willys MB engine, same as MB M38 CJ2a CJ3a, hour meter shows 345 hours
starts and runs great, new 6v battery.
Manual voltage control works, the auto controller needs repair.
Nice collector piece or put it to work. these are often used for welders.”

 
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1946 Oliver Dozer (with Willys Engine) Toutle, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Unusual

UPDATE:  Was $2000. **SOLD**

(07/09/2012) You can add an Oliver Dozer to the list of utility vehicles built using a Willys Engine.

“I HAVE A 1946 OLIVER CAT WITH A GAS WILLYS JEEP ENGINE THAT WEIGHS 4 TON.
RUNS GREAT BUT HAS NOT BEEN RUN FOR AWHILE.
$2500 OR BEST OFFER.”

 
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US Navy Generator Citrus Heights, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1400.  It is powered by a MB motor.

“WWII US Navy PE-95 Generator powered by a WWII Willys MB Jeep Motor serial number MB424173, great running engine. This would be a great generator to restore or use the engine for your Jeep restoration.”

 
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Generator Eastern Shore, MD $400

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Can’t tell much from the one pic.

“Old willys 4cyl flat head engine approx 10kw engine ran good looking to get $400 obo pictures are avail on request.”

http://easternshore.craigslist.org/atq/3141921691.html

 
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PE-95-G Generator New Brunswick, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.

Here’s a good price on a generator with a Willys motor.

“PE-95-G
signal Corps generator
WWII / Korean war generator

Willys Jeep motor
four-cylinder Flathead

Condition is as shown in pictures. I do have a carburetor somewhere, need to find it on the workbench. Starter windings in the generator still crank the motor over. Last fired up in 2000 and generated power. Approximately 250 hours on generator. $300 or best offer”

 
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Hobart Welder 250 AMP Raleigh, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Looks in good shape.

“250amp Hobart pull behind welder/generator has 4 cylinder jeep willys motor that runs great and welder and generator also work.. just been checked out ”

 
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Holt Forklift with Willys Engine Coachella, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000.

(04/30/2012) I tried to uncover more information about the use of Willys engines in Holt Forklifts, but I found nothing.

However, regarding forklifts, I found that Mercury forklifts were stamped ‘JEEP’ prior to the development of the jeep:

Otis Elevator and Baker Electric Truck combined to produce the first Lift Truck in
1907. It had a nickel iron battery and it had a chain lift. The company was know as Otis-Baker. Baker manufactured the Baker Electric Car but then switched to industrial tow tractors and pushers. They had tiller steering. Otis Elavator was the preeminent expert in all things lift so the marriage was perfect.

Mercury electric trucks were competition for the Baker and they eventually became Pettibone-Mercury. Mercury had nothing to do with the Ford Motor Company and their use of the name pre-dates Ford’s. Mercury was the first company to use the word “jeep” on it’s forklifts. The use of the name pre-dated the famous Willys Jeep. Forklifts to this day are still called Jeeps and occasionally in an old industrial scap heap you may still see a counter weight for an original Jeep.

Read more: What year was the first forklift made? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2136154#ixzz1tXwQxWfI

I tried to locate the year in which Mercury forklifts were first called jeeps, but have yet to find it.  Instead, I found this brochure on ebay that clearly labels the forklift as JEEP as early as 1950.

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Below we have the Holt Forklift that is for sale:

“holt forklift don’t know what year it is. the motor is a flathead 4cyl willys manual shift 4×4 drive.right now it needs electric fuel pump to run. asking 2000.00 obo call manny 760-250-9975 after 5pm or leaeve message before then.”

http://imperial.craigslist.org/cto/3118683325.html

 
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DC Welder/Generator Minneapolis, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $250.

This might be a good price on a motor.

“An older Hobart 250 amp welding generator driven by the industrial version of the Willys 4-134 flathead engine used in the CJ-2a Jeep and the MB. Brush-type generator. Electrical side was working last time I ran it 5 years ago, but the engine uses oil badly and needs and overhaul. Parts are readily available but I have too many projects. See photos. Engine is complete with generator, carb, starter, fuel pump, and should run with minimal effort. The electrical side has the main DC welding output and also a 120v dc convenience outlet for a grinder or light. See the gray machine in the photos. Cables not included in sale. $250 as is where is or make offer. Loading and delivery available at reasonable rates.

Also for sale is the green 400 amp welder. This is driven by an electric motor. Machine dates from roughly the 1950s and works well but does require 3 phase A/C or a converter box. I ran it on a converter which works fine as long as you don’t run it at full output. $200 as is where is or make offer. Loading and delivery available at reasonable rates.”

 
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10 KW Onan Generator Warwick, RI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** was $1200.

“army surplus 10 kw 120-240 volts single phase willys engine 4 cyl 261 hrs runs well”

 
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1954 Truck with Hobart Welder Joliet, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, trailer, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was on eBay

(05/30/2012) This is a cool, well restored combo.

“HERE IS A SUPER NICE TOTALLY RESTORED 1954 JEEP 4X4 THIS JEEP IS A SHOW PIECE THAT COMES WITH A PERIOD CORRECT TOTALLY RESTORED HOBART GAS WELDER. LOOK AT THE PICS CLOSE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANY OTHER PICS LET ME KNOW. THE BUY IT NOW IS BELOW MARKET VALUE  FOR THE JEEP. THE WELDER IS A SUPER RARE ITEM. THE JEEP RUNS GREAT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE WORKS PERFECT IN 4 HI AS WELL AS 4 LO.  JEEP CAME ORIGINALLY WITH RARE PTO. THE UNIT IS STILL WITH THE TRUCK. ALL THE GAUGES WORK,  WATER TEMP. OIL PRESSURE, AMP GAUGE. ALL BRAND NEW TIRES ON JEEP AS WELL AS WELDER.   THE WELDER IS A FACTORY GAS ENGINE WITH A JEEP WILLYS 4 CYL. ENGINE. IT RUNS GREAT AS WELL.  IT IS SUPER DETAILED AS YOU CAN SEE. PRIOR TO THE TOTAL RESTORATION OF IT THE WELDER PERFORMED FINE. I HAVE NOT TRIED TO WELD WITH IT SO THAT PART I AM NOT POSITIVE ABOUT. I  HAVE A FACTORY MANUAL THAT COMES WITH IT. I HAVE A GOOD DEPENDABLE GUY THAT TRANSPORTS FOR A VERY REASONABLE FEE,  IF THE WINNING BIDDER CONTACTS ME I WILL GIVE YOU HIS INFO. AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE ON GETTING THESE TO GEMS TO YOU ! THANKS FOR LOOKING, I DONT THINK YOU WASTED YOUR TIME !!! I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE MILES”

 
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Willys Powered Air Compressor Bridgewater, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450

I’m guess the compressor itself doesn’t work?  This looks similar, yet different from the Hesse Hornet Compressor.

“Antique Jeep Air Compressor made by General Supply Co. from “L” head Jeep engine. It’s all there including governor. Motor turns free. VERY RARE!”

 
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1944 Generator Henniker, NH $2000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This is a really nice example of a Willys powered Generator.

“WWII MILITARY GENERATOR 1944 O’KEEFE & MERRITT PE-95-H JEEP WILLYS
1944 O’Keefe & Merritt PE-95-H
10KW 120/240 Volt  104/52 Amp
Jeep Willys Model # JP441 L Block 4 Cyl.
134.2 Cu. In.  35 H.P. @ 1800 RPM
3 1/8″ Bore X 4 3/8″ Stroke
Excellent working condition
100% complete
95% original”

http://nh.craigslist.org/for/3056549543.html

 
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Hobart Welder River, Az $1500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This is a really nice example of a hobart welder with the Willys Jeep Engine.

“Hobart AC/DC welder and generator[alternator] .
4 cyl willys engine
rectified DC
300 amps AC
300amps DC
generator,
2- 20amp, 220 volt
1-50amp,220 volt
4-15 amp.120 volt
total 27000 watts
Calls Only
Jerry
four15336-62one four”

http://tucson.craigslist.org/tls/3056642046.html

 
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Hesse Hornet Info Wanted

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, wanted

The Hesse Hornet was an air compressor manufactured by the Hess Manufacturing Company in the late 1940s(?).  The compressor used a CJ-2A engine to run, but only pistons 1 & 4.  The middle two pistons were used to compress air.  Keith recently bought one of these and was going to part it out, but changed his mind and now wants to restore it.  However, there isn’t much online about it.  Below are the links we know about it so far.  If you know of any additional info, please add it to the comments.

http://www.cj-3a.com/hesse_hornet_air_compressor.htm
http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/never-know-what-you-may-find_topic21663.html
http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=181482

Here is a link to Keith’s pics:

https://picasaweb.google.com/114870501449086698887/WillysAirCompressor?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOeF34mX0L_1oAE&feat=directlink

 
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1954 Hobart Welder Custer Park, Illinois $1000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This has a CJ-2A L Head engine.

“1954 Hobart G200 D/C welder on trailer. Uses a CJ2A four cylinder Jeep engine. There is also a 120 volt outlet on the machine for running your power tools. The machine was just restored. Valves and valve seats were reconditioned, fuel and oil lines replaced, new belts, hoses and tune up parts. Generator bearings were repacked, brushes were replaced, radiator was cleaned and pressure checked. Body panels were stripped to bare metal and repainted with automotive paint. Machine was thoroughly tested and runs and welds perfect. Is ready to weld for another 56 years”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/tls/3002507851.html

 
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WW2 Signal Corp Generator Chicago, Illinois $200

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

I don’t know anything about these, but thought someone might be interested in this?

“i have a ww2 generator that is in excellent original working condition.model I cast iron briggs engine.tag reads type 206103,serial# 99832 which puts this engines mfg in 1944. this unit is in excellent original unboogered and unmolested with conditon.starts right up even after sitting for years. always kept in the dry.clean fuel tank and settling bowl.generator works awesome.all original paint and nelson ww2 era muffler.great for ww2 enactors or for a ww2 jeep.1-847-800-4672.”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/clt/2990918744.html

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Hobart Welder with Willys Engine Petersburg, Mi $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This might still be a good engine.

“for sale is a 1950s hobart trailer welder generator. worked before it was parked years ago, been in a barn. has 4 cylinder flat willies engine. model GPB 261. i dont know much about it, listing for my in law! calls only please 734-279-278eight”

http://monroemi.craigslist.org/tls/2948814569.html

 
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Willys Engine Generator San Francisco, Ca $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This looks in very good condition, which means the motor might be too.

“Here is a 1941 Military Generator in remarkable condition. Made during WWII, 4 Cylinder gas engine. Leave a phone number and I will call you back. $500”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/tls/2863167428.html

 
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Engine and Pump Germantown, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, trailer

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

I’ve seen the engines used in a variety of ways, but not for a pump.

“We have a Willys Jeep model CJ3A hooked up to an old Mathieson pump. $400 obo, we would rather see someone use it then take it for scrap metal. Email me for engine or pump specs.”

 
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Welder with Willys Engine Allen, Ne $100

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This will probably need work.

“willys 4 cylinder flathead welder. Ran and worked when last used and could again. Needs radiator repaired and exhaust. Asking $100/obo.”

http://siouxcity.craigslist.org/grd/2827805148.html

 
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Willys Engine Whitewater, Wi $200

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Industrial-Welder-Generator

There may be some useful parts from this engine.  It was probably a generator or welder engine.

“Willys 4cyl industrial eng not running.262-510-one two one two”

http://madison.craigslist.org/grd/2823390120.html

 
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AC/DC Portable Welder Sevierville, Tn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Machinery, trailer, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700

(01/13/2010) “ac dc generator I have not use the generator but the welder works great.

it is powered by a gas powered by a willys hurricane F 134 engine
it’s a great machine I just don’t use it very much anymore
I would trade for a truck cab , fenders with title for a project
all trades will be considered
Please call or text anytime
a response by email will be delayed response as I do not check it often
if you call and do not get an answer please leave ”

 

 
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Hobart Trailer with Welder Gresham, Or $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE:  Read Stephen’s report about this in the comments.

This looks good.

“Hobart welder with trailer. Powered by a Willys 4 cylinder gas motor. Includes welding lead.

Call Grant
503-312-6353”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/tls/2736998118.html

 
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Hobart Generator Andover, KS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

“This is a Late 40’s early 50’s model with a flathead willy’s jeep motor that runs great. I really am looking for a single axle 5×10 or 5×8 trailer in good condition to trade for. call 207=4238 This is a picture of a simular welder to give ya an idea of what i got.”

 
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2 1943 Generators (Willys Motors) Wellington, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $1500/each.

Or put some wheels on the generators and just drive them …

“2 willys jeep flathead motors, one is completely rebuilt(50-60hrs. since rebuild, 1523hrs. total time) the other has 581 hrs on the meter(original) both engines are currently mounted in okeefe & merritt military 10kv generators, originally built in 1943 for the war these units never were used, warehoused for years and sold surplus. last used as backup power at a remote homesite. the generators run fine, use them as is or put that engine in your jeep willys restoration project. asking $1500. each or buy both as a package deal. can be used at 110 or 240volts. ”