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Old 10-19-2012, 02:23 PM
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Thoughts on 1989 or 1990 ir 130 compressor

I found a ir 130 with the 3 cylinder diesel air compressor for sale. Year is 1989 or 1990. Looks to be in very good shape. I have always used a 185 before, this was used for irrigation blow outs all its life only.
how can you tell if pump is weak or any other problems to look out for?
They are asking 3000.00 for it.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:43 PM
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It has 2200 hrs on it
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:22 PM
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It has 2200 hrs on it
That's some serious hours, any paperwork on service, etc.?
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:28 PM
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That is an average of 100 hrs a year. Are you sure of the Hobbs meter reading?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:19 PM
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Hobbs meters are some of the finest and best. Here's the motor home gen set after almost thirty years:
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Half the price or see ya later

The have new truck mounts for less NEW!
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:23 PM
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Half the price or see ya later

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Where can you get a decent truck mount for $1500.00 and what cfm is it?
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:38 PM
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Where can you get a decent truck mount for $1500.00 and what cfm is it?
I bought a 125 tow-behind for $800.00 from my rental yard, put a piston in and it runs great after twelve years.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:53 PM
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Where can you get a decent truck mount for $1500.00 and what cfm is it?
You can't . An 80cfm , even a 100 cfm will fit in a truck but you need something to take them in or out , and they take up the whole bed . Anything much smaller than 80 cfm is a waste of time to blow out irrigation systems .


Mike has has his compressor 12 years , I have tow behind compressors from 15 years old to 26 years old . when you factor in rental of $600.00 per month and squeezing in all your blowouts in 2 months , thats $ 12,000 over 10 years in rental fees . An 2k or 3k compressor is a bargain over time and an asset you own .
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:15 PM
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An 2k or 3k compressor is a bargain over time and an asset you own .
It is a bargain, if the unit has been maintained. That was was my point about paperwork, especially with a diesel, which you could drop what you paid for the unit if it needs a re-build. Buyer beware.
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