View Full Version : Thoughts on compressor? Looking to get a new one before fall.

shop's lawn
06-23-2012, 09:06 PM
I'm looking to update our towable compressor- I found ingersoll rand p8185 model number with a john deere diesel used for $6000.00- I'm not sure how many hours are on machine- waiting for call back on more info. looks like it very good shape.

Which compressor's do you guys like best or any ones to stay away from?


06-23-2012, 10:57 PM
Ive used Sullair comps with no problems, big and small. That said, I have never heard anyone complain about IR. A friend of mine is a service tech for IR and says they are pretty solid.

06-23-2012, 11:08 PM
IR 185 is a solid machine. We have one and never a problem. But it can overkill for most residentials. My GS 100 can handle 90-95% of the residentials we service.

Mike Leary
06-23-2012, 11:55 PM
A 125 gas will service almost all systems.

06-23-2012, 11:58 PM
Any thoughts on a single stage compared to a dual stage IR 185 compressors out there?

06-23-2012, 11:59 PM
Kyle what model do you currently have?

shop's lawn
06-24-2012, 12:07 AM
I have a sullair right now dustin. still will use this one but getting old and worn out so dont want to have it break and not be with a unit to cover.

06-24-2012, 12:23 PM
Sounds like we are in the same boat. I just picked up a older IR 185 air compressor for dirt cheap but works good. Figured it would be a good back up for the season.

I'm planning on renting one out for 2 months. Got it lined up already.

Thought about buying another but the $5k to $7K range seemed price high compared to the 2008 or newer rental's that you can pick up for $9k or so. Most likely over winter I'll try to buy a newer rental on the offseason pricing.