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duckworth
07-22-2012, 02:01 AM
Someone offered me a Vanair viper 80 gas compressor deck mount ( 485 hrs)for $ 4500. I mostly do residential blowouts with the odd small commercial BO. Good deal?

Wet_Boots
07-22-2012, 10:04 AM
if you had given yourself a location when you registered here, you might already have been made aware of a better deal to be had

duckworth
07-22-2012, 12:20 PM
if you had given yourself a location when you registered here, you might already have been made aware of a better deal to be had
Southern B.C. ,Village of Nakusp not sure this is relavent to my question.

Wet_Boots
07-22-2012, 12:30 PM
You never will know about an answer you might have been given, because a casual onlooker couldn't see your general location. Anyway, $4K seems a lot for a used compressor of that capacity.

DanaMac
07-22-2012, 12:34 PM
I believe my used tow behind GS 100 CFM was about $2000. Works like a champ. But I have though about truck mount units lately too.

duckworth
07-22-2012, 12:34 PM
Thanks Boots,l will work on editing my profile l think l forgot my Pw

duckworth
07-22-2012, 01:02 PM
I have been looking for a tow behind for 3 years now and anything worth buying is over 4000 were do you guys get these deals !!!

Wet_Boots
07-22-2012, 01:14 PM
It kind of helps if you are in more densely populated areas.

Wet_Boots
07-22-2012, 01:18 PM
I still think the best bang for the buck is to whip together a skid-mount unit from a used pump and an appropriate engine.

duckworth
07-22-2012, 01:21 PM
I'v looked off and on at Kijiji ,eBay,auctions l am close enough to Calgary ,Kelowna ,Spokane

duckworth
07-22-2012, 01:23 PM
Anyone else have experience with vanair viper 80 comp.and give some in put?

Wet_Boots
07-22-2012, 01:35 PM
what local support do you have for a compressor?

DanaMac
07-22-2012, 01:41 PM
I found all three of my tow behinds on craigslist.

duckworth
07-22-2012, 01:42 PM
I still think the best bang for the buck is to whip together a skid-mount unit from a used pump and an appropriate engine.
Are you serious and if you are more info please!

duckworth
07-22-2012, 01:57 PM
I found all three of my tow behinds on craigslist.
What price and size aprox.

Wet_Boots
07-22-2012, 02:14 PM
For a roll-your-own skid-mount compressor, you can give eBay a try, entering your location as a search parameter, and seeing what kind of bare pump, or complete unit you can luck into. The key, is that the pump has "head unloaders" that allow it to be continuously driven by an engine. The most common brand name might be Ingersoll Rand, and other worthy names include Quincy, Curtis, Gardner-Denver, Kellogg-American. I posted a link to an auction for a new-old-stock Quincy pump last summer, something fairly humble in air capacity (low 20's) but something that might well outlive its owner.

greenmonster304
07-22-2012, 02:32 PM
Anyone else have experience with vanair viper 80 comp.and give some in put?

My friend has one. He likes it for getting in and out quick. I used it once for a job with a 1/4 mile driveway up a steep hill with no turn around. It's ok for small places. I don't like it because it's gas. Every year he is cleaning the carb because in gets gummed up.
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DanaMac
07-22-2012, 03:08 PM
What price and size aprox.

Prices are approximate, as I've had them for a few years now and don't remember.
Ingersol 185 $5000
Ingersol 150 $3000-$3500
Grimmer Schmidt 100 $1800-$2000 - we did put about $200-$300 and some elbow grease into this one, mainly for brake lights and paint.

biodale
07-22-2012, 03:10 PM
I have a Grimmer-Schmidt 100 CFM compressor with real and hose for $2000. It has a rebuilt 302 engine with roller cam. Purrs like a kitten. It has external pressure regulator and gage. It works well for sprinkler blow outs and I have used it for 10 years, but I want to buy a sullair 175. If you are interested let me know.
Sincerely,
Biodale

duckworth
07-22-2012, 05:21 PM
I'm interested l sent you a priv. message.