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does anyone know about the Ironman tyre compressor's. are they any good thanks?
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 15:15

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 15:15
What's the application?
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at 22:38

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at 22:38
I'll take a stab in the dark an say pumping up tyres, maybe a diff lock in the future.
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Reply By: Roachie Silverado - Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 15:32

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 15:32
This is mine....

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/roachie01/DSCN0438%20-%20Copy_zpsevx7brml.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/roachie01/DSCN0439_zpsf6jknybf.jpg

It is modified (handle removed and stainless steel braided hose connected) and is plumbed-up to an 18 litre receiver tank to run 4x sets of air horns on my Silverado as well as providing quick connects front and rear for tyre inflation.

It works VERY well and I recommend it to you.....usual disclaimer (I have no interest, financial or otherwise) in Ironman 4x4.

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Roachie Silverado - Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 15:34

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 15:34
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 15:58

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 15:58
Roachie, just a quick question off topic if I may? Where did you get the train horn from and does it ever suffer from water ingress? Really, really want to run a train horn but the only place to mount one is in the bull bar right down low.............. Await your reply with fingers crossed.
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Follow Up By: Roachie Silverado - Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 18:19

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 18:19
John,

I have 4 sets of air horns on the Chev. Two pairs/sets are up front under the bullbar; these are fairly cheap ebay items like these: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Dual-Trumpet-Air-Horn-Train-Car-Truck-Boat-RV-w-Solenoid-12V-24V-Super-Loud-/201449888605?hash=item2ee7595b5d:g:f8YAAOSwYHxWIIp~

Then I have a set of triple Kleins down on the chassis under the passenger's seat: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/803-Train-horn-12-and-24-volt-3-trumpet-air-horn-Loudest-kleinn-148db-truck-horn-/291493512347?hash=item43de5e049b:g:Jf0AAOSwBLlVf6vh

Down the back, under the canopy, I have a single trumpet like this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chrome-Single-Trumpet-Air-Horn-Set-for-Car-Truck-Boat-12V-24V-Super-Loud-Horns-/141799462679?hash=item2103e81717:g:0O8AAOSw37tWEjwT

I have previously had similar horns (but not as many all at one time) on my 4x4s and have never had any issues with water ingress. The nature of these horns dictates that they should be sealed when the solenoid is not "live", therefore any water that goes into the trumpet cannot get beyond the diaphram. Past the diaphram there is 100psi pressure just waiting to burst out, so water isn't going to get past that either.

I do angle the trumpets down slightly so that any water will drain out anyway.

By the way, the combined sound of all these horns, even though they are VERY loud, is still nowhere near the sound emitted by a "proper" train horn.

Hope this helps....

Cheers,

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 at 05:38

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 at 05:38
Roachie, thanks, no wonder you have an 18lt tank, one use and all gone, LOL. I think I will only need one set.............. got to be better than the factory horn, beep beep. Will follow your suggestions. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 at 13:10

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 at 13:10
Holy Moly Bill,

If you set them all off at once, you would scare the rubber of your rims, let alone the mongrel whom incurred your wrath:-)
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Reply By: vk1dx - Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 17:20

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 17:20
I have never heard any complaints. But run-it-in before you go bush. ie let the tyres down and pump up a few times. Let it hot but not too hot to touch. Most equipment (from anyone) will break down early.

I have an ARB in a void beside out drawers in the rear of the cabin with braided hose plumbed to a nice easy point on the top of the drawers. The pump's void is ventilated with a 12V fan from Jaycar that run as soon as the power to the pump is turned on. All went without a hitch.

Best to break back at home where you have backup instead of out in the bush on a solo drive.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 17:22

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at 17:22
The pump is behind the fan and you can see the air connection on top near the water faucet.

Phil

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 at 19:47

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 at 19:47
Roachie, your'e a hoon! lol
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 at 19:25

Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 at 19:25
Johno - 4WD Action magazine did an excellent and thorough comparison in 2011, of virtually every compressor on the market.

The report is available in the first hit on the Google search below (PDF file);

4WD Air Compressor comparison

Be aware that a number of compressors that are identical are sold under several different brand names.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at 22:22

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at 22:22
Some may look identical on the outside but I bet there are differences quite often cheaper ones will have a lower thermal cut out as well say 60 deg compared to 70 deg and some don't really specify a temp so the mounting position is important or you could be waiting for 30 mins or more for it to cool down. Warranty is another thing to look at I bought a Bushranger 11 yrs ago because they were the only one I found that offered a 5 yr warranty.
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Reply By: Batt's - Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at 22:34

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at 22:34
My neighbour bought an Ironman flomax about 12 months ago looks the same as my 11 yr old Bushranger. He has used it a few times it seems fine has a 3 yr warranty which is very good for a mid range priced compressor. A piece of advice I was given by Bushranger was if I mount it under the bonnet was to open the bonnet when running it to reduce the risk of it posible cutting out due to heat given off by the engine, I also believe it would help extend the life of the unit not running it in a heat soaked environment constantly.
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