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JB926
08-19-2008, 09:50 PM
i am currently looking for a second compressor that is truck mounted. I currently use two 5.5 hp wheelbarrow type comp. linked together. It works good but I would like something a little better. My main comp is a IR185. I was looking at a 12.5 hp 30 gallon IR rated at 25cfm@175 psi and I figured at least 30cfm at lets say 75 psi. I wanted to know what everyone thought. I dont want to waste my money on something too small but don't want another tow-behind. Opinions?

Mike Leary
08-19-2008, 10:11 PM
don't want another tow-behind

As long as you want to stand around waiting for your dweeb compressors
to get it, fine. I don't have that that time, our 125 gets it & makes us money.

Dirt Boy
08-19-2008, 11:43 PM
Just my $0.0005 worth.

I bought a Kaeser M14 compressor (Ebay) rated at 50 CFM at 100psi. Haven't used it yet, this will be my first year with it. But it's something that will fit in the back of my PU and was affordable. Has plenty of "blow", so we'll find out.


Good Luck

Mike Leary
08-19-2008, 11:47 PM
rated at 50 CFM at 100psi.. Has plenty of "blow",

50 CFM is no blow, unless you've got time on your hands. :sleeping:

bicmudpuppy
08-19-2008, 11:57 PM
Hmmm, at the risk of giving Peter ammunition, I would think 50cfm would do the majority of the 1" resi's out there. I wouldn't want to tie into two systems at once, but for a truck that "takes the out route", I would bet on it being very productive.

Mike Leary
08-20-2008, 12:06 AM
[QUOTE=bicmudpuppy;I would bet on it being very productive.[/QUOTE]

Not........

Waterit
08-20-2008, 12:25 AM
Not........

::::yawn::::

Mike Leary
08-20-2008, 12:44 AM
::::yawn::::

Pretty dull up here, too.

DanaMac
08-20-2008, 01:25 AM
i am currently looking for a second compressor that is truck mounted. I currently use two 5.5 hp wheelbarrow type comp. linked together. It works good but I would like something a little better. My main comp is a IR185. I was looking at a 12.5 hp 30 gallon IR rated at 25cfm@175 psi and I figured at least 30cfm at lets say 75 psi. I wanted to know what everyone thought. I dont want to waste my money on something too small but don't want another tow-behind. Opinions?

You can do it with a 25-50 cfm compressor, but it slows you down. I can do 2-8 zones at once with our 150 and 185 compressors hooked into a 1/2" hook up. 5-8 minutes top once hooked up.

AI Inc
08-20-2008, 05:08 AM
You can get anything from a 90 to a 125 into the back of a truck. Ive even put 185,s in pickups after stripping off the fenders and axle.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-20-2008, 08:44 AM
Lotta empty air in this thread.... Is cfm directly proportional to irrigator IQ?

DanaMac
08-20-2008, 09:20 AM
Lotta empty air in this thread.... Is cfm directly proportional to irrigator IQ?

Hmmm.. let's see here. I have a 150 cfm, and a 185 cfm. Average IQ is about 100. MENSA will take you if you have a 130 or 135. So I guess this means I am effing brilliant!!!!!!!!!

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-20-2008, 09:22 AM
Hmmm.. let's see here. I have a 150 cfm, and a 185 cfm. Average IQ is about 100. MENSA will take you if you have a 130 or 135. So I guess this means I am effing brilliant!!!!!!!!!

That is the point I was making.

DanaMac
08-20-2008, 09:24 AM
That is the point I was making.

And I was supporting the claim. :)

JB926
08-20-2008, 10:01 PM
WELL IF YOU READ MY POST IT STATES THAT i ALREADY HAVE A 185 AND WANT A SMALLER MORE FUEL EFFECTENT COMP. i WANT A UNIT TO GON INTO THE BACK OF MY TRUCK. i AM ABLE TO DO APPROX. 12-18 WITH MY CURRENT SET-UP AND WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE BLOW. pLEASE RECOMEND A BRAND THAT IS NOT A TOW BEHIND./ THANKS

DanaMac
08-20-2008, 10:05 PM
WELL IF YOU READ MY POST IT STATES THAT i ALREADY HAVE A 185 AND WANT A SMALLER MORE FUEL EFFECTENT COMP. i WANT A UNIT TO GON INTO THE BACK OF MY TRUCK. i AM ABLE TO DO APPROX. 12-18 WITH MY CURRENT SET-UP AND WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE BLOW. pLEASE RECOMEND A BRAND THAT IS NOT A TOW BEHIND./ THANKS

Hey you have to understand that in the irrigation forum it takes up 40-50 replies before we get to the point.

Look at www.machinerytrader.com

All the good brands will also have a truck mount

Wet_Boots
08-20-2008, 10:24 PM
You don't really get much more than 25 cfm on a typical truck-mount pump-and-engine-over-tank compressor, since they're using pumps made for 5 horsepower electric motors. Get bigger, and they could be dangerously tippy.

Waterit
08-20-2008, 10:25 PM
::::yawn::::

DanaMac
08-20-2008, 10:32 PM
My 150 was originally a truck/skid mount. Was converted to a newly made trailer. I wouldn't want it in a half ton truck. Maybe a one ton flat bed.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-20-2008, 11:37 PM
You don't really get much more than 25 cfm on a typical truck-mount pump-and-engine-over-tank compressor, since they're using pumps made for 5 horsepower electric motors. Get bigger, and they could be dangerously tippy.

Pic of your compressor?..............tippy? so yankee..........

Waterit
08-21-2008, 01:55 AM
Pic of your compressor?..............tippy? so yankee..........

::::Boots frantically looking through googleimages for pic of someone's compressor, like pic of plow blade posted in other thread::::

Wet_Boots
08-21-2008, 08:21 AM
::::Boots frantically looking through googleimages for pic of someone's compressor, like pic of plow blade posted in other thread::::Oh ye of little faith, part two....

Flow Control
08-21-2008, 08:26 AM
I have a IR 100CFM that just needs a sled built for it and a "check up" if you are interested. We were planning on building the sled now for 08 use but our truck situation has changed and we are only going to use towables. If anyone is interested send a pm. The diesel engine as 1001 hrs on it.

Tom Tom
08-21-2008, 10:42 AM
Got an old vw motor laying around?

http://www.dunnrightinc.com

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-21-2008, 08:44 PM
Got an old vw motor laying around?

http://www.dunnrightinc.com

Most interesting thing I've ever read from a winterizing thread.......seriously

Waterit
08-21-2008, 11:00 PM
Most interesting thing I've ever read from a winterizing thread.......seriously

A mechanically-inclined person could take that, add steering, brakes, and a powertrain, and have the world's first self-propelled winterizing machine.

Wow - maybe I just hit on that idea that I'll make millions on, be able to quit working, buy everything and anything I want, party till the cows come home and then leave again, ruin my kids' lives by never making them want for anything, divorce the love of my life and get me a woman half my age who will then take me to the cleaners so I end up alone and broke.



Never mind.

AI Inc
08-22-2008, 07:04 AM
Got an old vw motor laying around?

http://www.dunnrightinc.com

That is the same concept that lindsey used with crysler 318,s . 4 cylinders was the motor , the other 4 pumped air.

Wet_Boots
08-22-2008, 09:27 AM
I'll bet that air comes out hot, with the combustion heat added to the compression.