Lincoln Electric
SAE™-500 (Kubota)
The Diesel Workhorse™

Product Number:  K1278-11

For demanding jobs that call for high amperage capabilities, the SAE-500™ offers 500 amps for DC stick welding and 3,000 watts of AC power. Designed especially for pipeliner welding operations and field construction welders, the SAE-500™ is powered by a heavy duty Kubota® industrial diesel engine, which offers low maintenance and long life for hassle-free operation. Add CV wire welding with the optional CV Adapter.

Advantage Lincoln
  • Rugged Construction
    • Heavy gauge steel case withstands rough field handling.
  • Dual Continuous Output Control
    • Continuous adjustment of voltage and current. Select either a soft “buttery” arc or snappy “digging” arc for fast, highquality welding.
  • High Duty Cycle Welding Output
    • 100% duty cycle at 400 amps and 60% duty cycle at 500 amps for demanding applications.
  • Arc Gouging
    • Arc gouging with up to 3/8" (10 mm) carbons.
  • Heavy Duty Industrial Diesel Engine
    • Kubota® 4-cylinder, water-cooled industrial turbo-charged diesel engine offers low maintenance and long life.
  • Multiple Arcs
    • Large-capacity DC weld output makes the SAE™-500 the No. 1 choice for multiple arcs with the MULTI-WELD® 350 system.

Physical specifications
Weight:2048 lbs. (928 kgs. )
Dimensions (in) H x W x D : 54.3 x 28 x 83
Dimensions (mm) H x W x D : 1379 x 711 x 2109




Stick, TIG, Flux-Cored (with CV Adapter), Gouging

Recommended General Options
X1278Extended Warranty - SAE-400 / SAE-500
K802DPower Plug Kit
K1690-1GFCI Receptacle Kit
K2637-1Large Two-Wheel Road Trailer with Duo-Hitch
K2639-1Fender and Light Kit
K2640-1Cable Rack
K1735-1MULTI-WELD® 350

Recommended Stick Options
K704Accessory Kit - 400 Amp
K924-4Remote Control Kit

Recommended TIG Options
K1783-9PTA-26V TIG Torch (25 ft 2pc)
KP509Parts Kit for PTA-18 and PTA-26 Series Torches
K930-2TIG Module
K936-4Control Cable for TIG Module
K937-45TIG Module Control Cable Extension
K814Arc Start Switch
K938-1Contactor Kit

Recommended Wire Feeder Options
K385-2CV Adapter - SAE-400
K2613-1LN-25 PRO
K126-2K126™ Classic 350A FCAW-SS 15 ft 062-332
KP1697-068Drive Roll Kit .068 in (1.7 mm) Cored Wire
KP1697-5/64Drive Roll Kit 5/64 in (2.0 mm) Solid/Cored Wire
K1802-1Magnum® 300 Gun Package 15 ft 035-045
KP1696-1Drive Roll Kit Combination .035 in / .045 in Solid Wire

Engine Specifications
Type of EngineCylindersHP & Speed (rpm)Generator OutputFuel Type
Kubota V3600-T EPA Tier 4i Turbo Diesel457.8@18003000 wattsDiesel

Welding Specifications
Rated CC DC Output Amps/Volts/Duty CycleOutput Range
80-575A DC

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