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ESAB Official Welding Sponsor at 2017 King of the Hammers, Offers Emergency Fabricating Services to All Attendees

January 31, 2017

Florence, SC - ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is proud to be the official welding sponsor of the 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers (KOH), which runs from February 3 to 11 in Johnson Valley, Calif. Considered the most punishing race event in North America, KOH combines high-speed desert racing and rock crawling along a 210-mile course. The ESAB Solution Tour Truck, ESAB experts and crew members from event partner LetzRoll Offroad Racing will be located in the Hammertown Garage area on Griffin Expressway. Any KOH team requiring welding or cutting support can bring parts to the Tour Truck, which carries a full compliment of fabrication equipment. In addition, ESAB and LetzRoll provide welding and cutting support at Remote Pit 1 and 2.

Last year, an estimated 200 repairs were made throughout the week. In addition, more than 300 visitors to the ESAB Main Tent in Hammertown took the Rebel™ dare, which is offered again at KOH 2017. Visitors who register can weld or cut with ESAB's breakthrough products for 2017, and one lucky registrant will win a Sentinel™ A50 welding helmet. A live feed and updates from the event are available on For those following the race on TV or online, look for updates on

KOH 2016 Rebel dare winner was David Nista with FKF Racing, Carver, Massachusetts. Nista wrote us to say, "This is an awesome welder! Thanks so much for letting me try it out at King of the Hammers. I couldn't be more excited to have won this phenomenal welder! But more than that, thank you for all the repair services and great people you provided at KOH - you guys did a great job!"

"We dare visitors to use ESAB equipment because the arc performance and user interface are like nothing they've ever experienced," says Doug Smith, Product Business Manager, Arc Equipment, ESAB. "Products such as Rebel with its sMIG 'smart MIG' technology help beginners get results faster and enable professionals to complete projects more quickly. The proof is in the results."

Breakthrough Products

ESAB equips its tour truck with welding and cutting equipment suitable for professional fabricators and weekend warriors. Breakthrough products available for use at KOH 2017 include:

  • Rebel EMP 235ic and EM 235ic systems. These Rebels retain all the features you love - including the sMIG "smart MIG" function - and put them in a more powerful package that also accepts 12-inch wire spools. With a top output of 250 amps, both Rebel 235s provide stronger performance, especially for applications that require more voltage and current.
  • Sentinel™ A50 Auto-Darkening Helmet. With its Halo™ headgear, the Sentinel A50 fits and feels like no other helmet. ESAB then adds productivity enhancing functions like an externally activated grind button, a backlit LCD touch screen you can see in any light conditions and the ability to change protective covers in 10 seconds.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB's filler metals, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information, visit or call 1-800-ESAB-123.

ESAB PitStop
As the Official welding sponsor of 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers (KOH), ESAB provides
equipment and fabrication support to KOH teams at pit stops (shown above) and at the
Hammertown Garage area.  

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