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Help Needed on a Red Arrow Press


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Old 04-18-2010, 03:01:57 PM
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Default Help Needed on a Red Arrow Press

We recently picked up a Red Arrow Press and we are looking for some info on it, we would like to get an Owners Manuel for it, original or a photo copy would be fine. Also can anyone date it with the serial number off of it?

Anything you can tell me about it would be great! Here is the info off of it:

Red Arrow Tow Bar MFG. CO.
Serial # U-19755

850 Press rated at a 40 ton Capacity
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I have a 25 ton one. It says Red Arrow Towbar Co. was located in Greenvill SC. Mine has blown the ram seal and am looking for an owners manual or parts manual. Internet search says that the Red Arrow company was registered in Florida and has been disolved in the early 70's. My search has found others with the same seal leak problem. Guess we are out of luck and on our own to take it apart and find seals. Let me know if you find info. Mine is a model 575 25 Ton SN # U28590U

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I'd take it apart,Go to a local heavy equipment dealer or hydrolic shop and see what they can match up.Get all the cylinder dimentions and ram specs before you go.Someone should be able to match em up.
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Default Re: Help Needed on a Red Arrow Press

Red Arrow was one of the "Carolina Traveler" brands, sold by dudes wandering around the country with a pickup-load of presses, cherry pickers, etc...I have a 50 ton Red Arrow press, never had any problems with it, but I need to pull the cylinder apart one of these days, it has gotten sticky, the spring will hardly retract it any more...I suspect you can find any seals or o-rings at a hydraulic shop. It should be of an age where the seals would be American rather than some Chicom crap...the thing I like about my press is that it has a separate pump & solid-mounted cylinder, not one of those bottle-jack POS's...I hate those things-& I've used a lot of them, around farm shops...
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Walked by my press yesterday, remembered this thread, then looked, & it's not a Red Arrow, it's a Carolina Tool Co....it's my cherry picker that's Red Arrow...
Oh well, I don't think there's much difference, all the "Traveler" tools were pretty much out of the same place...
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