K2706-2 Outback 185 (Kohler)





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 6.8 gallon (25.7 liter) fuel tank! Plug in a Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® 140C or POWER MIG® 180C for wire welding too.

  • 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!
  • 1-1/4 in. (32 mm) Diameter Rugged Tube Frame
    • Great for all-around sturdy protection.
    • Best in class feature!
  • 6.8 Gallon (25.7 Liter) 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 5/32 in. (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® 140C or POWER MIG® 180C for wire welding.
    • Plug in a Lincoln Electric Tomahawk® 375 Air to cut metal.



  • The Outback® 185 engine driven welder has portable DC stick welding with AC generator power.
  • Low-Lift™ Grab Bars (Patent Pending)
  • All Engine Controls on Front Control Panel
  • 1-1/4 in. (32 mm) Diameter Rugged Tube Frame
  • 6.8 Gallon (25.7 Liter) Fuel Tank


Warning –

Cancer and Reproductive Harm –


What’s Included

  • Machine Only


Product Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D)25.6 in x 21.8 in x 31.5 in (651 mm x 553 mm x 800 mm)
Net Weight295 lbs (134 kg)


Machines ProcessesStick (SMAW)
Max Rating150A / 25V / 20% @ 104°F (40°C)
Output Range by ModeCC-Stick: 50 – 185 Amps

Engine Driven Welders

Single Phase Auxiliary Output5,200 Watts Continuous, 120/240V
Auxiliary Output Frequency60 Hz
Receptacle TypesNEMA 5-20R
NEMA 6-50R
Engine Brand & ModelKohler CH440
Engine Description1 Cylinder Air Cooled Gasoline Engine
Engine Horsepower14 HP
High Idle Operating Speed @ Rated Output3600
Fuel Tank Size (US gal.)6.8
Fuel Tank Size (L)25.7
Oil Capacity (qts.)1.2
Oil Capacity (L)1.1


Typical ApplicationGeneral Fabrication
Maintenance & Repair
Repair Welding


Warranty3 Years Parts and Labor – Engine warranted separately by engine manufacturer