ARB Compressor air fittings

Submitted: Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 15:03
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Hi all can someone direct me as to were I can obtain the male air fitting for the ARB Compressor. ARB will gladly sell the complete hose, I just want the male fitting to attach my air gun to blow out the Air Filters ect ect.

JD
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 15:30

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 15:30
Not familiar with fittings on an ARB compressor, JD, but suspect they might be Nitto fittings.

Anyway, an hydraulic hose repair place like Pirtek would have them. Also try Blackwoods, Bunnings or even Repco.

There are also similar fittings made by Ryco and Jamec. Nitto are quite popular because they give a slightly higher flow rate for the same size fitting. Jamec fittings seem to be allergic to dust, so give then a miss.

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Follow Up By: Treading Lightly - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 15:40

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 15:40
Hi Bob,

Thanks for reply. No the fittings are unique to ARB. Nothing else will fit, I believe the Nitto are close, but don't get the prize. I have tried Bunnings as well as Pirtek and also a air tool supplier here in Penrith, a mate may be able to nock one up on his lathe, I must ask him nicely.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 15:41

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 15:41
Hi Bob,
Nitto fittings are not compatible even though they look similar, you have to use the ARB fittings, I have tried also you can purchase them in separate packs.
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Follow Up By: GarryR - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 16:18

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 16:18
I have had the same problem recently. For some reason they are a odd ball fitting from the USA. I was able to obtain 2 fittings from my local 4wd specialist that is an ARB agent or contact ARB direct to obtain. My local 4wd specialist sold the fittings to me for a couple of dollars each. - GarryR
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 17:13

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 17:13
JD,
Just been to our local ARB and bought a male ARB fitting I think $4.50, they don't have female couplings.
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Follow Up By: River Swaggie - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 17:16

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 17:16
You'd be better to use the air in a spare tyre for blowing stuff like filters etc.. A bloke used to sell a hose and connections to do this although wouldn't be hard to sort out yourself..

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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 18:29

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 18:29
I've bought a couple for only a few bucks from ARB Penrith so I could attach a different gauge. I was surprised how cheap they were because it WAS an ARB store. The fittings are special for their gear so they could hold you over a barrel if they wanted but they don't. Thumbs up.

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Follow Up By: Treading Lightly - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 20:39

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 20:39
Thanks for all replies.

That is where I was told that you must purchase the complete hose, as they do not sell fittings?????


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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 20:57

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 20:57
You can buy them, I can't remember what style of fitting they are called. Maybe try someone like Pirtek or a airline fitting company
I just cut mine off and put a Nitto fitting on instead so I could use all the air tools I have in my garage as well
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 22:08

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 22:08
Thanks for the follow-ups, JD and Ian.

Just goes to show, "life wasn't meant to be easy", eh? If you can get the male fitting from ARB, then that's probably the easiest.

I'm with Mechpete, I'd be changing both males & females to something "common", then you can always get a further tool/hose made up anywhere. Ryco are my preferred fitting.

And isn't it peaceful, JD! No one has suggested you should've got a "whatever" compressor 'cause they've got a better duty cycle than the ARB ones. :-)

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 at 09:35

Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 at 09:35
Come on Bob, it is still early days and plenty of time for this thread to turn into a bleep e fight :)
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 17:34

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 17:34
Beissbarth might be worth a try - global company...had an office in SA last time I needed air fittings - had a heap of gear - they supply the tyre fitting industry - they may have agents in your area.
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 18:17

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 18:17
why no go the extra bit an change the fittings to a common fitting
available anywhere
cheers mechpete
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 21:21

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 21:21
Yep....first thing I do with any air equipment I buy is to get rid of whatever fitting is on it and then fit my preferred option....RYCO. Old fashioned stuff that just works!!!

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Follow Up By: Lifetime Member-Gaz@Gove (NT) - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 21:39

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 21:39
Yep me too Roachie, everything the same then.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 22:14

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 22:14
Like the Ryco fittings too, Roachie.

Pretty much bullet proof (or should that be "air-proof"?), positive means of uncoupling and you can get rebuild kits for the females. I've found the males wear out first (ha ha) and replacing them improves the seal.

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Reply By: Boobook2 - Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 at 06:08

Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 at 06:08
Total Tools and Pirtek have the ARB style. They are a ryco fitting. It is still easier to swap them out for Nitto.

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Reply By: dingbat - Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 at 20:55

Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 at 20:55
Got one this week at ARB in Canberra, screwed into my supercheap air blow gun, cost $3.95.
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Reply By: Louwai - Sunday, Feb 01, 2015 at 08:20

Sunday, Feb 01, 2015 at 08:20
I'd suggest just changing your fittings over to Nitto.
The female on the compressor will just screw out & is easily replaced with a Nitto.

I bought a pre-fitted plastic spring-coil type hose to replace the ARB one. All up cost me about $35 I think....

And now my on-board compressor is compatible with pretty much anything I need to connect it to. I can plug any "normal" air hose into it if needed.


Having said all that, I still have the brand new ARB hose & fittings. They are yours if you would like them.
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