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Common arc rods you should be using on the farm!

Well its spring again here in Greeley Colorado! The grass is green, the birds are chirping, and the calves are out. WAIT! The calves are out! Darn gates busted! Have to use the tractor to pick it up and put it back on. Well looks like that's getting pretty warn as well!


Does this sound familiar to you? Well its a common occurrence, seams like every time you turn around something is broke! Well just get out the old buzz box from the corner! That will work! but what are you working on? Did you know Changing the arc rod you put in the stinger can make your projects go really well or really bad? They sure can! So here are some different types and how they can help you.


7018- 7018 rod is great for making sure something will hold. With a 70,000lb tensile strength it has more than enough strength to do the job. So if you are needing to weld great big pieces of steel together here is your rod! Now if you have a great big gap to fill I would not recommend this type of rod. you will need to use more of a fast freeze style. 7018 is better in applications were the joint is tight, fairly clean, and really thick.


6013- Thin gates, hay feeders, even metal water troughs... can you weld those with stick? Duh! Turn down the heat and change rods. 6013 was designed for welding sheet metal. So instead of scraping the thin stuff like you normally do you can fix it!


6011- Last but certainly not least is 6011. Don't want to clean the rust or oil of your project. Grab a 6011 rod it will burn right though it! (Please do try and clean the joint at least a little. its not recommended by the manufacturer but you can do it). Or have a joint that did not quite line up? This rod can certainly fill that gap. Just use a long whipping motion with the rod and you will be able to put just about anything back together! If you where to only carry one stile of rod this is the farmers go to.


If you have any questions comments or concerns Please reach out!! Are welding shop located in Greeley Colorado, but we serve all of northern Colorado and beyond! You can find us at 103 23rd street Greeley Colorado. And you can reach out to ironstudiollc@gmail.com or 303-775-8122! Always happy to answer questions!

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