How Do You Mount a Welder in a Truck Bed?

Mounting a welder in the bed of a truck is a great way to make sure your welding projects are done on-the-go. Not only does it free up space in your garage or workshop, but it also allows you to take your work anywhere.

However, mounting a welder in the truck bed can be tricky and requires careful planning. Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Choose the Right Welder

The first step is to select the right welder for your needs.

Consider the type of welding projects you plan on doing and choose a welder that can handle them. Make sure the welder you choose is not too large or heavy for your truck bed.

2. Prepare Your Truck Bed

Once you have chosen your welder, it’s time to prepare your truck bed for the installation.

Remove any debris or items stored in the bed that may interfere with the installation process. If needed, use a drill and screws to secure any loose panels.

3. Mount Your Welder

Now it’s time to mount your welder in the truck bed.

Start by drilling holes through the truck bed into which you will insert bolts for mounting purposes. Next, place bolts into these holes and secure them with nuts from underneath. Finally, attach brackets onto the outside of the truck bed and use these to secure the welder.

4. Secure Your Welder

Once your welder is mounted in place, secure it with straps or other fastening materials such as bungee cords or ratchet straps.

This will ensure that your welder remains firmly attached while driving and won’t move around while in transit.


Mounting a welder in a truck bed can be an effective way to take welding projects on-the-go without taking up extra space at home or in a workshop. By following these steps carefully you can easily mount your new machine securely and safely so that you can start welding wherever you go!

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James Gardner