What is Duty Cycle?

Courtesy of Eastwood.com

A lot of people ask, What is a Duty Cycle? Especially when they’re checking out our welders and plasma cutters. In simple terms, it’s how long a machine can operate in a 10-minute period.

For example, the duty cycle of our Mig 175 welder is 30% at 135 amps. That means, when it’s running at 135 amps, it can operate 3 out of 10 minutes – then it must cool the other 7. That’s a good duty cycle for a machine that can handle everything you need it to do on that restoration. And if you don’t think 3 minutes is a long time, hold a pencil like you are welding, and run it across your desk for three minutes.

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Brandon Purchases 2 PRO 1200SEMAX Lift Packages and Sends Us a Review!

I purchased two Pro1200SE lifts for my garage back in October 2014 and they are of the utmost TOP QUALITY of any lift I have seen or used and are working outstanding. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this lift to any consumer looking to purchase a QUALITY lift which includes all the accessories and no need to purchase them separately. Clark had answered all of my questions that I had prior to purchasing and add. I ordered my lifts on a Saturday and they were delivered the following Friday! You will need a forklift of some sort to get the lifts out of the truck as they are extremely heavy FYI. Thanks much NH Pro Equipment for the great experience!

Brandon P., Definitive Contracting
Big Lake, Minnesota

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PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift=Great Christmas Gift!

Thanks to Yulonda for purchasing the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift for her husband for Christmas. We’re glad to hear he’s so happy with it (and you!)!

The lift is working great! My husband loves it. It was exactly as advertised and what we expected. I’m the best wife ever thanks to this awesome Christmas gift!

Thank you,
Yulonda E.
Rector, Arkansas

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March 2015 Motorcycle Rides, Rallies and Events Throughout the US

March 5 – 8     Stock Law Gap Rally     Georgiana, AL
March 6 – 7     Sunshine A.M.C.A. Winter National Meet     New Smyrna Beach, FL
March 6 – 15     37th Annual Daytona Bike week Swapmeet     Daytona Beach, FL
March 6 – 15     Fastlane’s Motorcycle Swapmeet Extravaganza & Bike Show     Deland, FL
March 7 – 8     25th Annual Super Show & Swap Meet     Colorado Springs, CO
March 7     Cool Bikes and Hot Breakfast     Billerica, MA
March 7     2nd Annual Phoenix Wounded Vets Run     Peoria, AZ
March 11     Leather & Lace MC Famous Moonshine Wednesday Open House     Edgewater, FL
March 12     65th Annual Alligator Enduro     Ormond Beach, FL
March 12     March Madness Indoor Bike Night     Billerica, MA
March 13     Bike Week BBQ & Bash     Cocoa, FL
March 14     St. Patty’s Day Party     Lake Erie Harley Davidson, Avon, OH
March 14     St. Patrick’s Day Biker Bash     Roland Terrace Democratic Club, Brooklyn Park, MD
March 14     Ocean County St. Patty’s Day Celebration     Harley Davidson of Ocean County, Lakewood, NJ
March 14 – 15     27th Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Show     Rapid City, SD
March 14 – 15     Wild Hog Explosion     Bandera, TX
March 14 – 15     Northeast Motorcycle Expo     Wilmington MA
March 14 – 17     St. Patrick’s Day Celebration     All American Harley Davidson, Hughesville, MD
March 15     Bangin Biker Boot Camp     Rommel Harley Davidson, Seaford, DE
March 15     St. Augustine Flea Market Motorcycle Swapmeet     St. Augustine, FL
March 15     Rides of March     New Rochelle, NY
March 19     Motorcycle Riding Gear Workshop     Brothers Harley Davidson, Branford, CT
March 20 – 21     St Patricks Day Rally     Del Rio, TX
March 20 – 22 I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama     I-X Center, Cleveland, OH
March 20 – 22 Thunder on the Colorado Biker Rally     Smithville, TX
March 21     Street Demo Day     Brothers Harley Davidson, Branford, CT
March 21     Blind Center Poker Run Fundraiser     Palm Springs, FL
March 21      Monadock H-D Spring Open House     Swanzey, NH
March 21     9th Annual Homeless Heroes Poker Run     Charleston, SC
March 21     4th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet and Gun Raffle     Horseheads, NY
March 21     Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) Awareness Poker Run     Tucson, AZ
March 21     2nd Annual Learning For Life Poker Run     Ft. Myers, FL
March 21     29th Annual Durham H.O.G. Bike Show & Chili Cook-Off     Durham, NC
March 21     U.S.T.R.A. Inaugural Track Day and Riding School     Munford, AL
March 22     March Badness Indoor Custom Bike Show     Barb’s Harley Davidson, Mt. Ephraim, NJ
March 22     Yankee Lake Motorcycle Swap Meet and Annual Biker Ball     Brookfield, OH
March 22     Tiki Bar Poker Run     Sarasota, FL
March 27     Saddle Up for Kids     Scottsdale, AZ
March 27 – 29     Spring River Rock Rally     Concan, TX
March 28     Guard Dogs 10th Annual Poker Run     Del City, OK
March 28     Spring Poker Run     Texas City, TX
March 28     20th Annual North Georgia Motorcycle Trade Show     Gainesville, GA
March 28     F.A.I.T.H. Riders Bike Night     Griffin, GA
March 28     Poker Run for the Retired Racers     West Palm Beach, FL
March 28     6th Annual Autism Ride Poker Run     Boonville, MO

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Eastwood Mig 250 Welder Review

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MIG 250 WELDER REVIEWEastwood’s Mig 250 Welder is powerful, easy to use, and – it won’t break the bank.

Featuring inverter technology, and completely portable, it weighs 1/2 as much as similar welders (and costs 1/2 as much, too). Though lightweight, it still manages to delivers all the power you will need to weld steel up to a 1/2″ thick and aluminum up to 1/4″ thick, with a 60% duty cycle at its full 250 amp setting.

Plus, with the efficiency of the inverter and the ability to run on 120v or 240v, you can easily take it to the race track or job site and run it off a generator. It is also completely adjustable, re: both voltage and wire feed speed settings, is capable of accepting both 4″ & 8″ diameter spools and feed steel, stainless or flux core wire from .023” to .045”.

Optional spool gun also available.


120 or 240 volt powered
Infinitely adjustable 30-250 amp welding range
60% duty cycle at 250 amp setting
Inverter technology
Uses 4″ or 8″ wire spool
Optional spool gun for aluminum wire
Torch cable length: 10 feet
Ground cable length: 10 feet
Warranty: 3 Year
Weighs: 66 lbs


250 amp output
MIG gun
Ground cable and clamp
Gas regulator and hose
Instruction manual
120VAC to 240VAC cord
2 lb spool of MIG wire


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Karl’s 2011 Victory Cross Country gets lift on PRO 1200SEMAX Motorcycle Lift

“I have to say I am very happy with the purchase.  First off, the delivery came much quicker than I anticipated, and unpacking and setting up the lift was pretty easy.  I just recently swapped out the swingers, rear shock, front forks and front wheel on my Victory XC and the the lift was invaluable, and performed flawlessly!

Thanks again for a great product and the quick turn around on my order!”

Karl, Millersville, MD

2011 Victory Cross Country PRO 1200 SEMAX Motorcycle Lift2011 Victory Cross Country PRO 1200 SEMAX Motorcycle Lift2011 Victory Cross Country PRO 1200 SEMAX Motorcycle Lift
Visit the PRO 1200SEMAX Motorcycle Lift Package on NHProEquip.com.

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PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift Review and Photo from Tyler in MN

Thanks to Tyler of Coon Rapids, Minnesota for the nice comments and photo!

“The lift is awesome!   Couldn’t be happier with it.  You guys did an awesome job. Thanks.”

He added this, along with a photo:

“I’m restoring a 1978 Honda CBX. Inline six cylinder, Twin cam, 24 valves.”

1978 Honda CBX Inline six cylinder, Twin cam, 24 valves
Learn More about the PRO 1200MAX Motorcycle Lift .

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Tina purchased the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift for her Husband for Christmas

Thanks for the great review, Tina – we’re glad your husband is enjoying the lift!

“I got this for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. He has his bike sitting on it right not, hasn’t had too much time to be working on anything. He thought it was of good quality, color was good ( fits into his “Harley” color scheme). Impressed that I thought to get him something like this. I believe I spoke with Clark when I ordered it, he had all the answers I needed and helped me with the shipping arrangement. Winner winner.”

Tina, Winchester VA

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New Rolling Tool Box!

We have just introduced a new toolbox to our product line! The Extreme Tools RX722519RC 72″ 19 drawer rolling tool cabinet features new expanded drawer width design with 3 extra long full width drawers.The toolbox measures 72”W x 25”D x 47”H.

This spacious rolling tool box makes it easy to organize and consolidate tools in a small space. The varying size drawers are excellent for sorting different types and sizes of tools.

This roller cabinet features full-width, polished solid aluminum drawer pulls, which are self-latching, as well as quick-release drawer pulls. The drawers use full-extension ball bearing glides. The load capacity is 100-200* lbs. rating per drawer, and the deep drawers with double slides use full-extension ball bearing glides. EVA Drawer liners are included as well as a tubular coded lock and keys. This rollcab is topped with a high gloss powder coat finish.

This is a lot of tool box for a little money – and – we ship it for free! Even home delivery with lift gate service. (Please Note: You must call us when you order to allow us to waive the home delivery and liftgate fees, as our website is not set up to accommodate this on a heavy piece of equipment.)

Check out these photos we took at our shop (Yes, this toolbox is in stock!):

Roller Cabinet Tool Box 72" 19 Drawer Free Shiptoolbox rollaway drawers cabinet drawers-rolling-toolbx

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February 2015 Car Shows in AZ, TX, MO, WI, IN, PA

2/7 Roarin’ on the River
14999 Historic Rte 66
Topock, AZ

Proceeds benefitting local children and adults with vision needs. Featuring Sports Cars, Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, and Exotics.

9:30 – 10 am registration and parking
10 am – 3 pm – SHOW

2/13-2/15   5th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Auto-Rama
Dallas Market Hall
Dallas, TX

America’s top rods, customs, and trucks, “burn out” contest, model car contest, FMX and Globe of Death Stunt Shows, exhibits, free parking.  40,000 expected to attend over 3 days.

2/13-2/15  55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Kansas City World of Wheels
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

The O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels returns to Missouri’s largest exhibition facility, Bartle Hall. Hosted by Rod-tiques Car Club. Cars, exhibitors, featured attractions!

2/13-2/15  O’Reilly Auto Indianapolis 56th Annual World of Wheels
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN

Hot Rods, Customs, Tuners and Trucks, Competition for the Hoosier & Circle City Award, Live Music, Pinstriper’s Charity Auction and Motorama ’62 featuring traditional Rods, and More!

2/14-2/15  37th Annual Corvette/Chevy Expo
Reliant Center
Houston, TX

World Class Show Cars, Major National Vendors, Aftermarket showcase, Buy/Sell Your Dream Car! Corvettes, Camaros, Bel Airs, ’55 – ’57 Chevys, Chevy Classics, Monte Carlos, Cameos, Corvairs, El Caminos, Classic Chevy Trucks, Impalas, Nomads, Novas

2/20-2/22  53rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee’s premier indoor automotive event featuring Motorama ’62 featuring traditional Rods,Pinstripe Legends Charity Auction, TS Customs Bike Display Sponsored by Hupy and Abraham, ISCA Student Career Day on Opening Day. Meet Celebrity Guest WWE Superstar  Seth Rollins!

2/20 – 2/22  Lone Star Throwdown 2015
Lone Star Expo Center and Mongomery County Fairgrounds
Conroe, TX

We’re all about hanging with good friends and showing off our rides!
Cash prizes, “Top 75″ and “Best of” Awards

2/21 – 2/22  Motorama Presents the Rod, Custom, and Tuner Show
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
Harrisburg, PA

Over $15,000 in cash awards and prizes! Purse payout to Best and Outstanding Competition Divisions, Quarter midget racing, Rod, custom and tuner show, Robot Conflict, Go-Kart Racing, Remote Control Racing, Arenacross Racing, Speedshow, Vendors


First Cruise-in of the year for Hooters Slidell. Feb 22nd 2015, then 3rd Sunday after this one.

1776 Gause Boulevard
Slidell, LA 70461

Open cruise-in for cars, trucks, bikes, whatever you drive; come show it off and have some wings while your here.

Area for vehicles showing will be roped off in front of restaurant and down the side.

As this is a restaurant- no burn outs, no loud music, no reckless driving, we want to be able to continue this cruise-in every month.

2/27 – 3/1  60th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels
Century Link Center,
Omaha, NE

Special guest celebrities include Farmtruck and AZN, co-stars of Street Outlaws, Wrestling Superstar Shawn Michaels and Peyton List of Disney’s “Jessie.” Also featuring Motocross Stunt Shows. Rider Award and Legend Cup.

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