View Full Version : Air Compressor Service

09-14-2011, 04:45 PM
I usually change the fluids and filters myself but this year I took it in for service.
I'm not comfortable changing the air/oil separator filter so I had them do a complete engine and compressor service. They also replaced some fuel lines and repacked the wheel bearings. I was expecting a pretty hefty bill but not 1500.00. This is an IR 175 with a Deutz engine.

How much do you guys spend a year on compressor service?

09-14-2011, 05:26 PM
One of the main reasons I rent rather than own is that I don't want to be doing that type of maintenance for an item I only use for a few weeks/year. That price sounds pretty excessive; I hope you put a lot of hours on it over the course of a year...

09-14-2011, 05:44 PM
I put about 300 hrs a year on it and usually only change fluid and filters every other year. It cost me about 200.00 to do that myself but I never changed the air/oil separator filter. I hated renting and last time I did it was about 2,500.00 for the season.

09-14-2011, 05:48 PM
300 hrs/year is pretty respectable usage. If I was running a compressor that much, I'd own it too :)

Hope you make the maintenance cost back during the blow out season

AI Inc
09-14-2011, 05:52 PM
I usualy spend about $450 between preseason and a stop or to at the shop during blowouts. Same unit only a 150. Then I rent a 2nd one for $850 for 2 months.

09-14-2011, 05:59 PM
Mine 185 is in for service right now, and they quoted about $750. But I can't say what all the services were they wanted to take care of. I just had him do some work to the compressor, and not the engine. About $250 worth. The machine runs like a top anyway. Haven't had it serviced since 2008.

09-14-2011, 07:06 PM
and a stop or to at the shop during blowouts.

That's what I don't want. Downtime is big money and headaches.

AI Inc
09-14-2011, 07:14 PM
That's what I don't want. Downtime is big money and headaches.

Yeah this one had a wiring issue that would make it stall under load when warm. Took a while to figure it out but hoping its good now. Im lucky that I have a local wrench who will stop what he,s doing to keep me running.

09-14-2011, 09:19 PM
Our's has had issue after issue over the past few years.. I think my boss is averagely spending 1k a year for repairs and service on it. We also rent 4 others

09-14-2011, 09:46 PM
I own 4 Ingersol rands 3 100 cfms and a 125 cfm all are deutz engines , I do all my own work , havent had to change the air/oil filter . But I have one thats down right now , when its hot it blows oil out the discharge . Also have a old radial compressor with a 4 cyl wisconsin 90 cfm , it runs great but it sucks the fuel , its a back up .

09-14-2011, 09:48 PM
Changing filters, oils, and hoses is a normal part of maintenance that I do myself.

Most electrical I can also do. But if an engine needs overhaul or serious maintenance, the shop gets the gig.

But I am not as busy as most on this forum. Maintenance just dips into my golf time.


09-16-2011, 03:05 PM
dropped my Chicago 185 off last week, for a quick go through so there isn't any surprises come october, their shop rate is 85hr, so aslong as there aren't any high dollar parts needed it shouldn't be to bad. My equipment operator is a mechanic and can do anything from change a fuse to rebuild a transmision, but he's out until the end of Oct (atleast) with a briken leg