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ESAB is The Official Welding Sponsor of The 12th Annual  Nitto/Optima King of The Hammers Off-Road Racing Event

January 25, 2018

Florence, SC - ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is proud to be the official welding sponsor of the 2018 Nitto/Optima King of the Hammers ( KOH), which runs from February 2 to 9 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. Any KOH team requiring welding or cutting support can bring parts to the ESAB Tour Truck, located in the Hammertown Garage area on Griffin Expressway, where ESAB experts will provide support free of change. In addition, ESAB will provide welding and cutting support at all pit stops.

ESAB typically makes 200 or more welding and cutting repairs throughout the week, including work on such items and shock mounts, wheels, chassis, roll cages, pedals, draft shaft hoops, axels, fuel cells, mounts (GPS, fire extinguisher, antenna) and lower control arm brackets. Event partner LetzRoll Offroad Racing brings a crew to provide technical support, and they will also bring the ESAB Rebel Tough Jeep, an ordinary Jeep TJ that they transformed into killer weekend fun buggy. ESAB sponsors the #4493 Ultra4 vehicle, driven by LetzRoll Offroad Racing owner Andrew McLaughlin. Follow all of the action at

Take the Rebel Dare

ESAB also invites all KOH participants to its main tent in Hammertown, where they can take the Rebel™ dare, weld with innovative Rebel multi-process welders and register to win an ESAB PPE package featuring a Sentinel™ A50 auto-darkening helmet, welding jacket and welding gloves.

"We dare visitors to use Rebel because the experience will change their perception of welding performance," says Doug Smith, Product Business Manager, Arc Equipment, ESAB. "KOH provides us with the perfect location to showcase Rebel's true multi-process capabilities, compact portability, input power flexibility and the ability to withstand the toughest conditions."

Also available for use will be the Victorâ EDGE 2.0 Journeyman oxy-fuel cutting outfit and the Thermal Dynamicsâ Cutmasterâ 60i manual plasma cutter, which weighs 37 lbs. and provides a rated output of 60 amps (7.6 kW of cutting power) at 50 percent duty cycle, the industry's highest power-to-weight ratio. The Cutmaster automatically connects with primary power from 208 - 480V; the wide voltage range means that Cutmaster 60i works great in locations with dirty power and off generator power.

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.

Pit stop
As the Official welding sponsor of 2018 Nitto/Optima King of the Hammers (KOH), ESAB provides equipment and fabrication support to KOH teams at pit stops and at the Hammertown Garage area.

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