Vane,screw,or recipecating

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by duckworth, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. duckworth

    duckworth LawnSite Member
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    Which is the best portable compressor for blowouts and why?

    Messages: 1,343

    Can't tell which is the best but can tell you we purchased a kaeser screw compressor that does well.
    Good luck in your purchase.
    Ps a dealer should be able to point you in the right direction.
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,794

    I have 4 screw style compressors ,all diesel and 2 recipecating ( or rotory ) which are gas . Both types do the job well . The smallest cfm is 80 and the largest is 125cfm . All depends on what you want to spend and whats available at a good price . I prefer running the diesels since they are 3 times better on fuel . All my diesels are deutz air cooled and are a bit cranky after a cold night where the gas motor doesnt care a bit .
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,758

    Rotary screw compressors are the standard now. More production from a smaller mass of machinery. Reciprocating pumps are old school, like my truck-mount.
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    Have you replaced any timing belts on those Deutz engines? I was told to replace every 3000 hrs or serious engine failure can happen if it breaks. Mine has just over 2000 hrs and wondered what it cost to replace.
  6. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,794

    I havent hit that many hours on 2 of them . The others dont have working hour meters . One that I picked up a 2cyl 100 cfm from my competition for 100 dollars, it caught on fire and melted the wiring harness and some hoses , it was mounted in a truck and has no covers on it . I put about 15 hours of repairs and 300 in parts , mounted it on a skid and painted it and it runs great . I will ask a diesel mechanic I know about the timing belts .

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