Li’l Runner Welding Carriage now features battery powered option.

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Equipped with a 14.4V lithium ion battery, the Battery Powered Li’l Runner Welding Carriage combines portability with high-quality welds. The unit weighs just over 17 pounds (8 kg) and produces quality welds with consistency and precision. Featuring a cast aluminum housing and 4-wheel planetary gear drive system, the Battery Powered Li’l Runner can be used anywhere line voltage is not accessible. Self-guiding roller arms and four-wheel drive provide positive seem tracking and speed control that minimize over welding and reduce filler metal waste by as much as 60%.

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Steelmax Tools Adds Battery Power to its Industry Leading Li’l Runner Welding Carriage

Steelmax Tools LLC, a leading supplier of advanced fabrication tools and solutions, has added a battery-powered version of its highly successful Li’l Runner trackless fillet welding carriage to its expanding portfolio of welding automation solutions.

The Li’l Runner is a compact, trackless, mechanized fillet welding carriage with four-wheel drive and magnetic adhesion. The Li’l Runner is available in two line-voltage models – the standard version, capable of travel speeds up to 43 inches per minute; a high-speed version, capable of travel speeds of over 80 inches per minute; and, now, a battery-powered version for use where line voltage is not available or easily accessible.

The Li’l Runner family of welding carriages will increase your production and reduce welding costs. Each machine provides constant, non-stop travel at precisely regulated speeds, producing consistent, high-quality welds in a fraction of the time required by hand welding. The consistent, and repeatable, travel speeds produce weld geometries exactly to your specifications, reducing costly over-welding and decreasing filler metal usage by as much as 60%.

The battery-powered Li’l Runner incorporates a readily-available 14.4V lithium ion battery and requires no external power. At just over 17 pounds (8 kg) this compact, portable tractor can be carried and used anywhere.

Contact us today to learn more about this innovative welding and cutting automation system.

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About Steelmax Tools LLC

Steelmax Tools LLC, supplies a broad range of branded metal cutting, drilling, beveling and welding automation technologies that help fabricators reduce cost, solve operational challenges and improve their competitiveness. We are dedicated to providing the finest quality tools and highest level of customer service. Steelmax is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado and operates full service sales and support facilities from its facilities in Englewood and in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.


Kevin B. Allen


Steelmax Tools LLC

112 Inverness Circle East, Suite F

Englewood, CO 80112

(303) 242-5850

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