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LINCOLN Outback 185

SKU: K2706-3
Regular price $8,817.00 inc. GST

Built for the Outdoors!

Great for anyone who needs portable DC stick welding and AC generator power! The Low-Lift grab bars on both ends make lifting the Outback® 185 on and off truck beds easy. The compact Outback® 185 is easy to start with all engine controls on the front of the machine, and it’s easy to use for welding. Use the AC generator power for a variety of applications described below with the large 25.7 litre fuel tank!

Plug in a Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® 180C for MIG & GASLESS welding too.

Plug in a Lincoln Electric TOMAHAWK 30K (with internal compressor) to Plasma Cut Aluminium, Stainless & Steel.

  • Low-Lift Grab Bars
    • More leverage for lifting unit on and off truck beds.
    • Extra protection against product damage.
    • Best in class feature!
  • All Engine Controls on Front Control panel
    • Easy access for starting, especially when mounted on truck beds.
    • Front panel includes electric start switch and engine choke control.
    • Best in class feature!
  • 32 mm Diameter Rugged Tube Frame
    • Great for all-around sturdy protection.
    • Best in class feature!
  • 25.7 Litre Fuel Tank
    • Less frequent re-fueling, for extended run times.
    • Large fuel fill opening for easy re-fueling too!
    • Best in class feature!
  • Weld with up to 4 mm Stick Electrode
    • Up to 185 amps of DC output for many applications.
  • 5,700 Watts Peak AC Generator Power (5,200 Watts Continuous).
    • Many uses! Grinder, work lights, pump, motor starting, or emergency power.
    • Plug in a Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® 180C for wire welding.
    • Plug in a Lincoln Electric TOMAHAWK 30K (with internal compressor) to Plasma Cut Aluminium, Stainless & Steel.



  • The Outback® 185 engine driven welder has portable 185 AMP DC stick welding with 240VAC generator power.
  • Low-Lift Grab Bars (Patent Pending)
  • All Engine Controls on Front Control Panel
  • 32 mm Diameter Rugged Tube Frame
  • 25.7 Litre Fuel Tank
  • Delivers up to 15 amps continuous power from the 240V AC receptacles.
  • RCD Safety Switch, for additional protection from electric shock
  • All outlets are circuit breaker protected and are IP66 rated
  • Electric Start for Easy Starts with a backup recoil pull start for a weak battery.
  • Easy engine maintenance with No oil filter to change, just change oil every 100 hours. .


Machine Inputs & Outputs

Phase 1: Rated Output #1A (Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle) 100A DC / 25V / 100%
Phase 1: Rated Output #1B (Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle) 130A DC / 25V / 60%
Phase 1: Rated Output #1C (Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle) 150A DC / 25V / 20%
Phase 1: Rated Output: MAX (Current/Voltage/Duty Cycle) 185A

Product Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D) 651 mm x 553 mm x 800 mm (25.6 in x 21.8 in x 31.5 in)
Net Weight 125 kg (275 lbs)


Machines Processes Stick (SMAW)
Max Rating 185
Output Range by Mode 50 - 185 Amps
Work Lead Connector Type Lug

Engine Driven Welders

Single Phase Auxiliary Output 60 Hz single phase 21.7A @ 240V
Auxiliary Output Frequency 60 Hz
Engine Brand & Model Kohler
Engine Description Stick 50 - 185 Amps
Engine Horsepower 14 HP @ 3600 RPM
High Idle Operating Speed @ Rated Output 3600
Fuel Tank Size (US gal.) 6.8
Fuel Tank Size (L) 25.7
Oil Capacity (qts.) 1.2
Oil Capacity (L) 1.1

Basic Specification

Mode Icon CC
Output Range 50-185A DC
Polarity DC
Rated Output 130A DC / 25V / 60%, 150A DC / 25V / 20% @ 40°C (104°F)
Generator Output 5700 watts peak, 5200 watts continuous 240Vac


Typical Application General Fabrication
Maintenance & Repair
Repair Welding


Warranty 3 Years Parts and Labor - Engine warranted separately by engine manufacturer