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generator or air compressor for truck

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by golfmanres, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. golfmanres

    golfmanres LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Does anyone know of an air compressor or generator that can be mounted on to a chev 2500 truck with a 5.7v8 that fits under the hood i have seen it some where and remember where? any help would be greatly appreciated. these units run off of the aux. belt.

  2. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Regarding an air compressor, are you looking for a ready-to-install unit, or would you do some fabricating work to mount one?

    I have on-board air in my '75, it's got a 350 (5.7 l) engine but mine is an air conditioner pump, Ford-style, adapted to suit. I had to fabricate my own mounts and I run it via it's own belt off the power steering pulley. The truck you're mentioning likely has a serpentine belt for the accesories so I don't know how that would work out.

    If possible, perhaps ask a tire company that has service trucks how they are set up for air, some run under-hood units and others have a separate gas-engined compressor in the back.

    I have a feeling it's going to cost $$$ to buy an under-hood compressor if you go that route though. :(

    ERIC ROBERGE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Do you know anyone that uses a one ton van with a bucket attatchment? Where I work we have 3 or 4 ford e350 vans equipped this way for the traffic signal techs. I cant remember the manufacturer, but this setup is usually an underhood hydraulic pump mounted the way you are talking about. It has a serpintine belt setup. The belt, if i am remembering correctly, is dedicated to the hyd pump off of the crankshaft and has its own tensioner.

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