Air Compressor

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 17:51
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Hello Everybody, I was after some advice on which brand of Air Compressor to buy. It will only be used very occasionally so I don't want to spend a fortune, but I don't want to buy crap either. Someone said you need to spend $150 and that Autobarn has then. Any ideas? Thanks johno
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 18:03

Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 18:03
G'day Johno
I would suggest you have a look at Max-Air. Probably a few bucks more than $150 but a good solid unit which I think is Aust made (at least I believe it was when we bought ours about 10 years ago). It has performed faultlessly over this time so I'd have to back it.
Plenty out there to choose from, but do yourself a favour and steer clear of the cheap crap. I believe there's even a Chinese copy of the Max-Air but I understand it uses a plastic piston.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 18:13

Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 18:13
Agree Maxair are a reliable unit as well, another option other than taking a punt on eBay is the Projector Typhoon, it seems a good value for money unit with a reputable company for warranty backup
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Reply By: Krooznalong - Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 18:33

Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 18:33
If in Brissie go to Sunshine State 4WD (near Archerfield airport).
Elsewhere, find a Don Kyatt outlat and see them.
No affiliation blah blah - just a happy customer.
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Reply By: Slow one - Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 18:43

Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 18:43
johno,
I have an ABR Sidewinder compressor and have used it extensively. I had one problem after it ran out of warranty, which was the relay. I pulled it down and replaced the relay which cost bugger all. This unit for it's price is very well built.

It is a bit dearer than $150 but a great performer.

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Reply By: Deejay - Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 19:15

Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 19:15
Johno, I've got a Dr Air Pro-Flow 150L and can't fault it. One thing for sure - it's fast. It hasn't given me any trouble but then it hasn't copped a flogging either. It's the one that was voted the best in 'Australian 4wd' when they did that big comparison a few years back. I bought it from Bursons and I think it cost about $290.
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Follow Up By: cliff p - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 02:53

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 02:53
i bought a Dr Air Pro -flow as well , very happy with it. I bought it online for $200 delivered to my door. It was compressor of the year in 2011 i think from memory. I think it was Motoquipe that i bought it from and i was very happy with their service.
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Reply By: oldsalt - Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 20:55

Sunday, Feb 09, 2014 at 20:55
I've got an ARB "CKMA12" permanently mounted in the engine bay of my Landrover and it's a beaut, worth every penny.
cheers
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 08:14

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 08:14
When ALDI have a special on, the 150L unit looks exactly teh same as aDr Air and costs $99.
I have one and given it quite a bit of work plumbed into a tank and it is excellent.
As far as I can see the ALDI is identical to Dr Air but has only a 1year warranty compared to Dr Air 2 year.
Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:27

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:27
I'll second this, I have a Aldi Compressor, excellent product at a acceptable price, biggest problem is waiting for them to become available in store.
Regards
Ian
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