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Air Compressor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Chubster, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. The Chubster

    The Chubster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    What do I want to look for in a air compressor...
    What is the most important for taking off blades on a Turf Tiger.
  2. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    The more CFMs the better!!!
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I have a 5 horse, 30 gal that runs an impact wrench very nicely.

    GEO :)
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    high CFMs is what you need to look for, impact wrenches take a lot of air to run.
  5. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    You can run an impact wrench on a moderately sized compressor. Die grinders take MUCH more CFM's to run than impacts do. CFM's are definetly the thing to look for. And make sure your looking at CMF @ 90psi for apples to apples comparo's.

  6. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    No less then 90psi. Most all of you air tools or designed to operate on 90psi. Get one that has a pressure regulator so you can turn it down or crank it up depending on what the tool and the task is.
  7. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,325

    Look at the specs for the impact wrench you intend to use, then go from there. If that's all you're going to do with it, I'd just use a pair of wrenches.
  8. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    Don't make the mistake I did, get an oil bath motor, not an oil-free electric like I did. Mine is so darn loud I can't wait for it to wear out so I can get oil bath compressor.
  9. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    i bought a ridgid twin stack from h.d. 4.9 scfms at 90 psi its oiless and not very loud . absolutley love it! $279
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,201

    You could simply use two socket wrench....I have done this for years on Scags/Wright/Snappers of all sizes and never had a problem. We change a lot of times on the edge of the trailer gate.

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