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Old 07-17-2011, 07:04 AM
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air compressors

Does one realy need a 185? I have always rented a 185 and I own a 150.
The biggest system we do is an athletic field ( actualy 3 fields in 1 system) 2 in pvc, 4 heads per zone.2 different set ups. One setup has a much better well so it runs 2 zones at once but I can always dissconect wires and blow 1/2 then reconnect the other 8 and blow that.

Looking to buy a second and Im looking a a 125.
Will I be sorry I dont have access to a 185?
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:43 AM
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I have a 100, 150, and 185.
We have a few commercial properties that I really like having the 185 for. One has a mainline about 1/2-3/4 mile long. HOA area along the streets. Another might be a full mile or more. I don't want to try and use the 150 on those.

185 is the workhorse. But it's really not needed for residential. It helps on some as we can blow 4-6 zones out at a time with the right size hook up. It tows easy, minimal maintenance.

150 is the one I would like to get rid of. Older, was a truck mount but was modified to be put on a homemade trailer. Not balanced the best, very heavy, loud, eats fuel fast, and leaks. I'm looking to get rid of this one and get a small one to mount inside the van that can do 1-2 zones at a time. TomTom has one and it works well for resi. We have a lot of homes that are very tight getting a tow behind to, or very steep getting up a driveway. I have one that I refuse to pull a comp to and only drain it. I will not back down this driveway with a trailer behind me. Plus one driver is not as skilled with backing a trailer, and it slows him down I think.

The 100 is the one I personally use. Works well for resi and light commercial. Still can do 3-4 resi zones with a 1/2"-3/4" attachment point. For primarily residential, my 100 is the way to go. Our resi zones are 8-20 GPM.

Can you use both the 150 and the new 125 together on the site, if you don't have access to the 185? Two hook up points, opposite ends?
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:46 AM
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I doubt you'll get compressor envy owning a 150 & a 125.

I think most of the time a 185 is overkill anyways.

If you get bigger systems to blow you can always use both at the same time.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:46 AM
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As far as backing down driveways, do you pull the tailgates off for the season?
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:47 AM
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Im seeing a 125 grimmel shcmit for $2800 , any opines?
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:53 AM
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As far as backing down driveways, do you pull the tailgates off for the season?
I never did, I'm good with mirrors. Tech #1 doesn't as he has a full topper on the truck. And I don't think we have taken it off for #2 in the past. We also got rid of the POS GMC that pulled the 150, so that is also a factor for me. We could use the 3/4 ton van, but #2 won't be able to back very well with it.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:54 AM
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Im seeing a 125 grimmel shcmit for $2800 , any opines?
Have one close near me for $3700
http://denver.craigslist.org/tls/2471756594.html

My 100 is a GS, I paid under $2000 but can't remember actual price.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:57 AM
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What do ya think of GS,s? Comparable to an IR , or low end?
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:01 AM
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Compressor talk. It must be july.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:02 AM
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I still prefer the IR over the GS, but the GS works very well. My 100 is a weird unit, but I don't know about the 125. The way the 100 works, I believe it's a 6 cylinder engine, 3 cylinders are still original and operate as it would to run the engine. The other side has what I guess is a "compressor" attachment modified to the top of the engine, and the pistons create the compressed air. I will take photos next time I'm at the shop. I will look on my hard drive, maybe I already have some.

But if maintained properly, it should work well for you. I haven't checked around to see who can service this unit though. I should probably do that. I know Leary has a GS, but I forget what size.
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