Hydraulic piston pump or air compressor

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by Nu-Look, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Nu-Look

    Nu-Look LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Need info. on which you think is the best way to go? Cleaning , maintence, spray pattern, noise factor.
     
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,252

    spray pattern is the same , the piston pump is more expensive to repair over time . Cleaning is about the same
     
  3. hydraulic = can pump farther (hose lenth), but costs more to maintain and has a greater initial cost

    air pump = cheaper initial cost, cheap and easy to fix and maintain, but has about a 125' maximum hose lenth.

    I am going with an air pump on my unit, we will see how that works out.
     

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