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My Michigan 125B

Discussion in 'Wheel Loaders' started by Rolitto, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Ryan151

    Ryan151 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of factors play into fuel consumtion. I promise you I run my 55b harder than most people run a loader. I'm feeding my screen plant with it and literally non stop foot on the floor
     
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    That sounds good. Have you got a Facebook? I'm on the clark Michigan group on there.
     
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    I used to have an account on Facebook long time ago but I'm not much into social networking so I shut it down. But we could contact each others by phone (438)228-0465 and e-mail (rolitto@live.com).
     
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    When I was a kid, I didn't recognize what were the models or series on the Michigan tractor shovels. But I do remember hearing pretty well that buzzing sound on SOME Michigan tractor shovels (not all), so does anyone know what exactly is it?

    Note: I know the engine is a Detroit Diesel 6V-71N and my Michigan 125B has the same engine but doesn't emit that buzzing sound (like electricity).

     
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    That sounds like air getting released.
     
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    Ryan, I'd like to get your contact numbers please. If you'd like, you can send them privately to my cell phone. ;)
     
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    Sent you a text just now
     
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    I confirmed back. ;)
     
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    Not sure if you're getting my texts did you get my email address I sent you?
     
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    Last years snow pushers at work had a big Michigan, twin chrome stacks and v8 detroit, sounded awesome!

    I think that 'buzzing' sound is that the air compressor is stuck on and its the relief valve on the air tank blowing off some pressure.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking too
     
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    Yep the 2nd time I did. Thanks.
     
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    You may think I'm crazy but I actually like that buzzing sound idea and was thinking if there was a way to make my machine emit it because I don't know how lol.

    Thinking of it twice, I asked myself: if that relief valve is blowing off the excess of compressed air, then by repeatedly doing it MANY TIMES, doesn't it end up fully emptying the air compressor tank?
     
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    Not sure about this buzzing, is it in the video of the loader running? I did not hear it.

    But to answer the question about emptying the air tank, no it would not or at least not until the valve was worn out from over use! It is a simple valve that opens when pressure exceeds a set point and when pressure drops back down the spring can overcome the air pressure and force the valve closed. But as this valve is not designed to operate full time the seat or the spring will soon wear out and then you will loose all pressure.

    So if in fact it was the safety relief valve making this noise you really need to check the air governor and unloader valves in the compressor!
     
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    Yes not only that but it's really hard on your air compressor because it's likely getting up to around 200 psi lol
     
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    Yes Kshansen, it's in the video if you watch it. There are also other Michigans on YouTube that had that sound too.