Engine warning alarms

Submitted: Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:29
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This may have been asked before but I was unable to find anything on a search.
Does anyone know of an alarm unit that can be used as well as the warning lights and gauges to alert the driver to engine overheating and low oil. I realise that additional sensors may be required but is there such a unit?
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:34

Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:34
I remember the Macks in the army having a bell which would ring until optimum oil pressure was reached after starting. I'd say there would be something out there, perhaps a truck parts place could be of help.
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Reply By: muzzimbidgie - Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:43

Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:43
A good auto sparkie should be able to instal audible alarms, using additional guages
no worries. Heavy machinery in the mining industry have these fitted all the time.

Looks like a job for the Yellow pages !!
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Reply By: sevo - Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:52

Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:52
Pete,
Try the Rotronics web site as they have alarms etc for cooling and oil pressure .
cheers Sevo
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:54

Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 17:54
Peter, there are plenty of Watchdogs and things available quite inexpensively now to do all those sorts of things. One to shut the engine down on an irrigator motor on overheat (adjustable level), low oil pressure and water pressure drop at about $245 two years back.
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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 18:56

Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 18:56
where would I find them John, an ag supply place?
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 09:07

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 09:07
Bought a couple of pumps over the years from Veldonas Pty Ltd
10 First Ave, Sunshine
Phone (Bus.) +61 3 93120888
Phone (Mobile) 0412396938

You can look at some of their pumps and equipment on www.farmhub.com.au looking for irrigation equipment. They have been good to deal with. Alternately going in for the full range of gear and drilling in from www.ihub.com.au. I have found it a good plant and equipment site if you need that sort of thing.

Their watch dog is a little square box with some LEDs, a knob to adjust the temperature cut out and a button underneath to press up on starting, to overcome the cutout.
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Reply By: Cabbage - Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 23:40

Friday, Feb 18, 2005 at 23:40
They are called Murphy Switchgages and have been around for about 40 odd yrs that I am aware of. Most truck parts suppliers will have them.

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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 11:40

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 11:40
Got a Murphy set up on my 6.5. Disconnected it as it kept going off with radiator levels on slopes etc. Just a fuse to get it working again if required.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 07:58

Saturday, Feb 19, 2005 at 07:58
Hi Peter
The Kysor Products are good
Will fit any thing and are solid state units.
Very easy to fit.
Will monitor a number of things depending on the unit you choose
Ray
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