Lincoln Electric
Big Red™ 500
Simple and Rugged. Stick, TIG and Arc Gouging.

Product Number:  K2810-1

Built for operation in remote locations, the Big Red™ 500 is a simple, rugged diesel engine driven welder for stick welding, TIG and arc gouging. The design features no PC boards, proven reactor technology and the popular Deutz® D2011L3i oil/air-cooled industrial diesel engine for high reliability in jungles, deserts and other extreme environments.

Advantage Lincoln
  • Simple, Rugged Design
    • Proven reactor technology.
    • No PC boards.
    • Heavy guage steel base, frame, case sides and roof.
  • High-Output Welding and Arc Gouging
    • 500 Amps DC stick and DC TIG welding.
    • 8 mm (5/16”) carbon arc gouging.
  • Desert Duty™ Rated
    • Rated welding outputs for extreme temperature operation up to 55°C.
  • Versatile Receptacle Connections for 60 Hz AC Generator Power
    • Operate common construction tools:
      • 2,400 watts, 120V NEMA receptacles.
      • 1,800 watts, 120V EURO receptacle.
      • 120V receptacles are GFCI protected.
      • 3,600 watts, 240V EURO receptacle, with a port for easily adding an RCD (Residual Current Device).
  • Popular Deutz® Industrial Diesel Engine
    • Deutz® D2011L3i, 32 HP, 1800 RPM.
    • 3-cylinder, oil/air-cooled.
    • EPA Tier 4i.
    • Engine protection for low oil pressure and high temperature.
    • Low maintenance and long life.

Physical specifications
Weight:1538 lbs. (697 kgs. )
Dimensions (in) H x W x D : 36.9 x 28.3 x 65.1
Dimensions (mm) H x W x D : 937 x 718 x 1654

Stick, TIG, Gouging

Recommended General Options
X2810Extended Warranty - Big Red 500
K2636-1Medium Two-Wheel Road Trailer with Duo-Hitch
K2639-1Fender and Light Kit
K2640-1Cable Rack
K2641-2Four-Wheel Steerable Yard Trailer with Duo-Hitch
K2863-1Analog Weld Meters Kit
K2864-1Spark Arrestor Kit
K1735-1MULTI-WELD® 350

Recommended Stick Options
K704Accessory Kit - 400 Amp
K2861-1Remote Control Kit

Recommended TIG Options
K1783-9PTA-26V TIG Torch (25 ft 2pc)
KP509Parts Kit for PTA-18 and PTA-26 Series Torches

Engine Specifications
Type of EngineCylindersHP & Speed (rpm)Generator OutputFuel Type
Deutz D2011L3i EPA Tier 4i332@18003600 wattsDiesel

Welding Specifications
Rated CC DC Output Amps/Volts/Duty CycleOutput Range
400/36/100%/40° C
450/34/60%/40° C
500/30/40%/40° C
Desert Duty™ Rated: 350/34/30%/55° C
Desert Duty™ Rated: 400/36/30%/50° C
Desert Duty™ Rated: 450/34/30%/45° C
65-500A DC

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