Sullivan Palatek Air Compressors

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Sullivan Palatek air compressors are not new to the North American compressor marketplace. If you are seeking information on Sullivan Palatek compressors, and have not been able to obtain if from them, the forum on this page will help.

Over thirty years ago a fledgling company was formed to supply services to existing compressor companies. Today, through acquisition and being acquired themselves, Sullivan-Palatek air compressors offer a broad assortment of electric and portable compressors from 5 HP up to 495 HP, those in their VFD series.

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Along with plant type air compressors, this reputable company also manufactures and supports a broad range of construction-type portable compressors, with a variety of capacities and engine power plants.</>

If you have a problem with your Sullivan Palatek air compressor, the first place you want to go to is the manufacturer. Contact information is:

Sullivan-Palatek, Inc.
1201 West US Highway 20
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 874-2497
Fax: (219) 809-0203
Toll free: (800) 438-6203

New Sullivan-Palatek air compressor are available from select industrial compressor distributors North America, and in many countries. Contact the head office for information about the distributor nearest you. There is also a broad range of after-market Sullivan-Palatek compressors available online via the various industrial auction houses, and some vendors can provide reconditioned compressors as well.

If you would like some help from other users, do use the following form to get assistance with your Sullivan-Palatek air compressor problem from fellow owners and users and maintenance people. This is the place where you can both ask a question about your compressor problem, or, help another by offering an answer to their question via the form below or on any of the pages with comments and questions about Sullivan-Palatek compressors on this site.

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Existing Sullivan Palatek Air Compressors questions:

What oil for a Sullivan 185 compressor – What type of oil?? Mechanic say turbine oil. What is that??? Help

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I hope someone here can help us out. I have an older model Sullivan D-185-Q6JDB. It overheats while under load and shuts down. This started in March. 40-60 degree weather. Our distributor is at a loss. They swapped out the oil separator (said it was leaking and getting some oil on the belts). Replaced a recently re-manufactured radiator with a new OEM. Replaced the thermostat. Dismantled the water pump and inspected it. It’s OK. Removed the heads to inspect for any flow blockage. They found none.

Any ideas?

Gerald Dunne

I take it from context that it’s the engine overheating? Is it pumping air as expected until it shuts down, or is the engine sounding a bit gutless?
Or is it the airend causing shutdown?

And how long does it run before the shutdown?

Why what causes it to overheat?

What’s the model number, please?

And how do know it’s overheating? I.E., what indication(s) of overheating do you have?