TJM "ox" compressor, good unit?

Submitted: Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:19
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Hi all, just been reading that the TJM "ox" compressor is rated for 2000 hours use (they claim this is 4-5 times many other leading brands!) AND they have a rebuild "kit" avaialable.
Sounds ok
Does anyone have any experinece with these?
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Reply By: kiwicol - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:27

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:27
great units, extra plumbing on the power steering pump, more to go wrong, very, very slow. Col
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:29

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:29
C O M P R E S S O R, LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - G N (VIC) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:40

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:40
Pardon my ignorance please, but are they powered from power steering pump?
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Follow Up By: kiwicol - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 23:34

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 23:34
sorry folks saw ox and went to whinch, excuss the ignorance. Col
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:39

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:39
Have a look at thread 55546, may be of some help
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Reply By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 08:34

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 08:34
I have two! One in a bag and one under the bonnet

The bag one is 6 or 7 years old, it is a little slower than the new (2yo) under bonnet one.

Both have given me reliable service. (although after a long slow run through soft sand at Kinkuna last week the thermal protection kicked in on the under bonnet one after three tyres (bonnet closed, engine running) after a bit of a cool down, all was good again. The bag one has never cycled, even if doing four or five cars one after the other.

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 09:02

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 09:02
GN

The TJM OX compressure is a re badged Big Red compressor.

OX Compressor

Big Red Compressor

There is nothing wrong with that, the compressor which ever badge that is on it, will work and work well.

They might not be the quickest on the market any more but they did set the standard when they first came out.

They also have a thermal cut out built into them. If they get too hot they will shut down rather than burn out. It is not advisable, even though many do, and that is to place the compressure under the bonnet of the vehicle. The compressor will already be hot before it starts to work. After a couple of tyre inflated it will turn it self off because of heat build up.

With good size cables the compressor is best used out of the vehicle where there is plenty of cool air flow. It also means that you can take it to vehicle to vehicle to pump up tyres.

I have been using the Big Red for many years and was there the day that the name Big Red was given to the Thomas compressor. The compressor is made by Thomas in America and is imported by 4WD Warehouse in Kings Park, Sydney

Wayne
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