tyre pump ???

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:11
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My Bushranger tyre pump is usless slow and fuzes burn out on first tyre ,I am looking at a opp lock Blue tonge or a ARB air copresser does anyone have comments on either of these or had problems with either .I would rather pay the extra $ for the better unit .
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Reply By: CJ - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:27

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:27
I have both.
I bought a blue tongue from OL and used it a few times as a portable unit. I then had an ARB installed as part of the air locker (they did not want to reconfigure the blue tongue).

Notwithstanding their technical data and capabilities, from my viewpoint as a user they are the same. Both are continually rated.
Hope this helps
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Follow Up By: Wazza - Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 02:35

Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 02:35
CJ,

Had the same problem. Bought the Blue Tounge from OL and then got air lockers fitted about 6 months later. Was spewing that ARB can't/won't set up the Blue Tongue for the Lockers. Even sprewing more now that I know how the system works and I could do it myself easy enough. So now have both, no problems with either, Blue Tongue is a backup, or I give it to a mate to blow up his tyres while I do mine (maybe I could sell it to him!!).

There is money to be made out there if someone could put together a kit to set up the Blue Tongue (or other compressor) with a pressure switch and small air tank to run air lockers. I know it has been done as have seen it on a few custom 4wds in the mags.Cheers,
Wazza
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:34

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:34
If you dont mind paying go with the endless air system.. Nothing comes close.

You can even run air tanks with it to make things even better! Saw Rod at Total4wd fitting a proper truck air tank ($15 at truck wreckers with drain valves and pressure valve in Epping) to GQ with 37 boggers and stuff on!
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Reply By: Member - Topcat - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:38

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:38
I have had a 'blue tongue' compressor as a back-up for quite a few years now & haven't had any problems with it. I've got an 'endless air"
engine driven compressor which reduces the pumping time dramatically over the electricmotor driven ones. Never a problem with that one either.Have Wheels Will Travel
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 12:56

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 12:56
Peter, I have a Bushranger unit - the smaller one, and have never had a problem with it. It does four tyres (from 16 psi to 36 psi) and PolyAir bags continuously and doesn't even get very warm. Its not as quick as the bigger models but I don't really care that it takes 30 seconds longer per tyre. Sounds like you may have a motor problem.Be good, or be quick.
Rohan
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Reply By: Voxson - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 14:04

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 14:04
i bought an arb comp with a little built in tank...
it runs so hot that i cant pack it away properly for 30mins after pumping 4 tyres....
i paid $399 for that...
it has never let me down though...
i just thought rohans comment of his running cool was interesting.._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: Savvas - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 14:48

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 14:48
Hi Peter... Out of curiosity, which BushRanger compressor do you have?
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter- Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 10:16

Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 10:16
It was a black plastic one from ARB with a torch in the handle ,I cant tell you the model as I have already bined it , it has now go to god Peter York4x4
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 11:27

Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 11:27
Yep I know the one....Super Cheap have a version of that one for about $20.

I've got the larger Super Cheap 4x4 compressor (discounted to $129 regularly) which is the same as the Bushranger Pro Air ($249 rrp).

For the price, it takes 4 x Jackaroo 245/70R16 tyres from 12psi to 36psi in about 20 minutes. I'm happy with it.
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Reply By: andpancho - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 21:10

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 21:10
Recently had an ARB compressor installed under the bonnet. Pumps my 4 tyres on the GU from 22psi to 36psi in about 15 minutes. No problems, but the unit is scorching hot after this. You wouldn't undo the hose for a while without protection.Unit cost me about $450 fitted with a 6m hose.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 22:55

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 22:55
install a click fit to the pump and hose, push the button and it comes off, hot as hell, but its off...

I have mine mounted under the Drivers seat away from crap dust and water....
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Follow Up By: rors101 - Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 10:42

Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 10:42
Truckster, did you have to cut back the rear floor air supply scoop to fit it in? - looks like i will need to on my GU111 td3. It does get bloody hot -does the carpet burn?
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 00:10

Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 00:10
Nope just had to drill holes.

Carpet burns, sounds kinky... You couldnt be married ;)

Na no burning, btu yes they get hot.....
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Reply By: Froilan - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 23:26

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 23:26
Have a Blue Tounge from Opposite Lock.. Bought it last August 2002 and never had any problems. Did plenty of Sand, Dirt, and (small) Rock driving so the unti got plenty of work-out. Did Stockton Beach at 15psi due to extemely soft sand and managed to pump all 4 tyres back to bitumen rate 30psi in less than 15 minutes. 30 degree C day as well.

Got it for $420. Suits me to a 'T'.
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Reply By: Stevo - Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 09:55

Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 09:55
Peter, the most likely problem with your compressor is the fuse holder. Given that the compressor is most likely dragging upwards of 15 amps through the power cable any poor connection will generate heat and if it is in the fuse area, a quickly burnt fuse.
I use HRC fuse holders for both the HF radio and compressor. Not cheap but the BEST !!
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 10:25

Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 10:25
Thanks all for you help I have just got a blue tounge 111 from OL they have a few left on special $390 in box so that is another thing for my accountant to try and claim as a business expence , maybe I could say it is for blowing up ballons for promotions Peter York 4x4
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