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Old 02-28-2011, 09:09 PM
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Small Mobile Air Compressor

I'm trying to find a small mobile air compressor. Currently I have been using a 20 gallon air tank (portable). The problem that I run into is that the tank is always empty (at the most inconvenient time) and then we have to go to the tire shop and waste time and money. So I was wondering what u guys use. My thought is to try and get something that is small and fuel operated. I have used the 12 volt ones and I'm not fond of them.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:20 AM
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Look at the 1 gal senco compressor...nice and compact...Only thing is u need a generator or power inverter. Im looking my self for a nice setup in the enclosed trailer. You can get a 4gal gas compressor but they are pricey. And i feel a wheelbarrow takes up to much space.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:00 AM
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compressor

norther tool has a nice 20 gal tank honda engine Mobile unit $899.99 free freight
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...2520compressor
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:24 AM
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A little pricey but not bad...It would be nice to have since you can use air tools with it and its still somewhat compact.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:39 AM
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Just for tires and such? Why not look to the compressors off-roaders use to air their tires back up for the drive home... $60-100 and do a good job.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:39 AM
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Just for tires and such? Why not look to the compressors off-roaders use to air their tires back up for the drive home... $60-100 and do a good job.
Yes just for tires. All my air tools are 18v Dewart Impact Drives....
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:10 PM
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I used to have a air compressor mounted on my old truck. It was a couple gallons and was tied into my truck's electrical system, I could turn it on and off too if I wanted. It was great for filling up tires. It was the same compressor that the off road guys use, nice unit and worked great.
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I asked a similar question a while back and the suggestion I got was to use a gas powered compressor. Only problem is I use a van and didn't want to deal with exhaust fumes, so here's what I ended up using. It's a 2hp 8 gallon compressor off of an inverter. I run air tools off of it without any issues. I also have a 5 gallon aux. tank for my air horn . As you can see I mounted 12v and 120v receptacles at the side and rear of the van as well, and it's all tied in.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:19 PM
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Nice Inverter. When there that size do you need big batteries and big wires?
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:29 PM
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It's running off of 2 deep cycle batteries and 0 gauge wire. I do mobile fleet maintenance and marine repair on the side. I run an impact gun and an oil extractor off of it without any issues.
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