Iron Fairy Sapphire 7

Charlie

Charlie

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Looking at resurrecting the old crane and have hit my first hurdle! I need to inflate a tyre to 120psi and all my compressors cut out at 90ish. Looked on fleabay and it seems there's nothing over 100psi. Am I'm missing something simple here? Or do I need to delve into the realms of diving compressors?

Cheers, Charlie
 
Shovelhands

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No, a standard workshop compressor should be easily capable of 120psi, our cuts out at 150iirc.
 
V8Druid

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Looking at resurrecting the old crane and have hit my first hurdle! I need to inflate a tyre to 120psi and all my compressors cut out at 90ish. Looked on fleabay and it seems there's nothing over 100psi. Am I'm missing something simple here? Or do I need to delve into the realms of diving compressors?

Cheers, Charlie
a lot of compressors these days seem to have the pressure cut out switch set around the 100-120 psi :unsure: ..... new one I bought a while back was:confused: ... so ... cover off the pressure switch and adjusted suitably, cured the problem (y) .... the tank was tested for 150psi SWP, so no issues. :cool:

my Sapphire 7 Charlie .......:giggle:

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Perky 6354, 5 sp box (rare as!!),:whistle:
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1200 hrs and about 400 kilks .... ex ministry then bought by a big pharmaceutical co. locally and never left their site ... 'til I bought it .... did one lift a month, had never been road registered and 'garaged' its entire life --- was a peach ;)(y)
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only came out when I needed to use it, or it was in the way :rolleyes:
 
Charlie

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Awesome @V8Druid , looks in better nick than mine at the moment. Clutch went on it's last job but managed to roll it down the slope on the yard into a shed and thats where it has stood for a year, so thats the first job. Believe mine was Ex military and then to BAE. Will get some pics of it when I have a chance but did find the MOD Plate. Does yours have a WYLIE?

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V8Druid

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Awesome @V8Druid , looks in better nick than mine at the moment. Clutch went on it's last job but managed to roll it down the slope on the yard into a shed and thats where it has stood for a year, so thats the first job. Believe mine was Ex military and then to BAE. Will get some pics of it when I have a chance but did find the MOD Plate. Does yours have a WYLIE?

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Hmm ... that looks an old girl @Charlie - steel bonnet isn't it? .... could be an 8 tonner? - it has the wing top weights on it! :unsure:
what does your load chart say about capacities:confused:

what you have on there, Wylie-wise, is a horrible contraption .... presume you have a safe load and an overload light with little else ?? no load indicator as such, to tell you what is on the hook? .... same as my Rapier had ..... :rolleyes:
OK once you know your way around them, but a pig to keep in calibration and working smoothly .... everything has to work/move perfectly in 'em and has some very fragile components in it .... it does however work very well with a searcher hook, if it has luffing cylinder load sensing, which is how those usually work

my Wylie Loadwise on the Fairy ...
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and the Wylie as fitted to the Rapier ... if you can see it well enough, looks identical set up to yours
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IIRC I still have a couple of new replacement micro-switches for that system?:unsure:
Pretty sure I still have full manuals for a few of the Sapphires too
has the auto compensation for the hoist on telescope been removed from yours? .... bit of a bitch to reeve on a rope change and was often ignored :( ... can't see it in your pic???
 
V8Druid

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found some pix earlier that the guy I sold it to sent me after he'd had it 'titivated' with some shiny tish ...... can't say i'm fussed on the colour scheme though
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red oxide always looks like red oxide :rolleyes: looks a lot tidier though .... could never find the time to do it myself ... and I've painted a few cranes in me time :giggle:
 
pettsy

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Pretty sure my local steel stockholder has one of these in their yard for lifting duties
 
V8Druid

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Pretty sure my local steel stockholder has one of these in their yard for lifting duties
there's a lot of 'em about Boyo ;):giggle: .... a very successful lil' crane range (y)
had my first one in 1982 .. a 4 tonner and that was 10 years old then :rolleyes: