Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

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Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

Post by rcontrera » Sat May 25, 2019 12:38 am

I have a couple of MCH6 compressors that need work to get going and I just don't have the time. I really don't know what the condition of either is other than they don't turn over right now. It could be the gas engine or the compressor. Either way, it will take someone that is comfortable with a wrench.

My offer, is purchase one of the compressors for $500 (what I paid). I will supply schematics of the compressor and give you the dealer price for any of the Coltri parts or supplies (filters & oil) you may need. You are on your own for the Honda gas engine since that isn't something I work on.

This could be a fun project to get one going and saving money over purchasing a new compressor ($2700 plus shipping).

If you are interested, drop me a line at ray@compressorstuff.com and let's talk.
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Re: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

Post by rcontrera » Tue May 28, 2019 7:47 pm

Based on the questions I have been getting I figured I had better put some more information here.
Both of these are the MCH6C models. That means that they have a full frame around them. Kind of a bit of a pain when doing service, but the safest configuration. (catalog picture below)
    Both are standard Coltri builds so there is no PMV or snorkel like we put on in the US.
    There are no options installed (auto drains, auto pressure shutdown, hour meter) but there is an upgraded filler on each that are combo DIN/yoke.
    These were both purchased by military recreation overseas and sold to my customer through the Government Surplus bidding system. So no history is to be had.
    When I received them, both were dirty and looked like they had just removed the oil plug to drain oil for shipping since there is a dirty black layer on the base plate. But there is no indication of leakage while running ... no signs of oil splashing inside the cage.
    I really have no idea what the cost would be to cherry these out since we only have valve kits and nothing for full overhaul. I can say that the last full overhaul I did cost my customer about $1800. But that also included labor.
    I only have two of these and, if they don't find homes during my busy times, I will get them overhauled and sell them. So, no, I am not accepting offers below $500, but thanks anyway.
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Re: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

Post by H20doctor » Wed May 29, 2019 6:28 pm

So you are selling these or you are not selling these I'm confused...?
Quote from your last sentence
So, no, I am not accepting offers but thanks anyway
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Re: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

Post by rcontrera » Wed May 29, 2019 7:01 pm

Yes, I am selling these. But I got an offer from one guy to "Help me get rid of them" by buying both for $600. So I guess I should have said I am not accepting offers below my cost ... $500.

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Re: Interested in working on and owning a compressor?

Post by rcontrera » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:56 pm

One is PPU. I still have the other available.

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