Hydrovane 25 hour meter

  1. Olderisbetter

    Olderisbetter Forum Supporter

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    Is this reading 18,200 hours in the picture? It is a 4kw Hydrovane 25 and also in the other picture any idea what is missing as it looks like the filler should have a breather on or something.
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  2. brightspark

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    yep it wont take long to clock the hours up in a factory
     
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  3. Patrick Gill

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    I will look at my 33 tomorrow, if I remember!
     
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  4. andymfell Member

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    the threaded bung does not have a breather it is just a well for a temperature probe the oil is actually under pressure when the pump is operating there is usually a sticker next to the filler bung warning about not removing when the pressure in the system / tank is anything above zero
     
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  5. Olderisbetter

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    I think i might take it out and have a look when i am at the workshop, I was worried it was open to the elements.
     
  6. Patrick Gill

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    my 33 looks the same, got mine running today for the first time, bit noisy, whine, sits at an indicated 90psi but keeps running with the system sealed, noting using air, is that how they work? never had a hydrovane before, seems to built a good bit of air easily, drained the lot down a few times, dusted most of the workshop doing that,
     
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  7. Olderisbetter

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    They are not loud but the make a whine or hum noise but i am going to do a service on this one asap.
     
  8. Patrick Gill

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    do they run continuously?
     
  9. gaz1

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    if helpful

     
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  10. WorkshopChris

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    Yep they run continuously will just make air on demand to keep a constant pressure, the older models like to run hot. Newer versions are suitable to run with a tank on a pressure switch as start-stop or continuous.
     
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  11. grim_d

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    18217 hours is a long time to any man.

    6 and a bit years @ 8hrs per day.
     
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  12. minimutly Member

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    I'm really not going to state the obvious here....
     
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  13. Olderisbetter

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    Yes that is a long time but the Broomwade AC41 i moved from my mates dads farm had run for 45 years with just minor servicing and was pretty good and is now back in service but only part time.
     
  14. dannyp Member

    its not actually that meany hours mates outfit small hydrovane runs 24/7 in matance bay, the big compressor shutsdown at the end of dayshift but small one keeps going, its only like 2hp but feeds the massive tank, its supriseing how meany tyers need a bit of wind and machenes pull in to do there greaseing, blowing ot of filters ect
     
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  15. minimutly Member

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    The big broomwade compressors where I used to work ran for 4 to 5 years before failing, but fail they did.
     
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