Cheap Air Tank anyone? - New

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 22:37
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The tanks are Arlec Enforcer brand, have a small manifold with a cheap(crappy and inaccurate) gauge, 1.2 mtr hose,safety valve,inlet valve with on/off wheel(to lock air out of the hose),release valve, rated pressure is 125PSI(0.86MPa),diameter 23cm,length 40cm, overal height 32cm(with carry handle and feet), width 23cm,weighs 5.5kg, product code KMAT18,comes with a 2 year warranty and only $29.99 at your local KMART.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 22:55

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 22:55
Hey Truckster, you got your wish, it didn't last long (Post on Hewitt)
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 22:57

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 22:57
PS What was the capacity of the air-tank? Ta
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:12

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:12
18 ltrs...

wondering how many 35's that would do from 12-35psi without compressor..
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Follow Up By: rb30s - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 07:42

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 07:42
Truckster,

The manual says "easy top up 4 car tyres,inflate fully 2-3 tyres(depending on their size) or 2-3 air mattresses(depending on their size)". So I'd say maybe not a lot for 35 inch jobs.

Adrian
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 10:20

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 10:20
ya made it to post up RB.. ;)
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Follow Up By: rb30s - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 18:29

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 18:29
followup ....cant post
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Reply By: Member - Algee (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:36

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:36
Where is the PAtrol List please
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:45

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 23:45
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nissan_GQ_Patrol/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nissan_GU_Patrol/
http://forum.patrol4wd.org/phpBB2

take ya pick.
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:04

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:04
Just saw them on the weekend,the tank is just a little too big to tuck away somewhere....
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Reply By: time waster - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 15:37

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 15:37
hi truckster,at which k-mart id you see the air tanks at ? is it just a tank or with a compressor unit too and could it be removed? cheers
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Follow Up By: rb30s - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 18:27

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 18:27
Time waster,

Its just a tank with a few fittings attached. Purchased from MT Omaney KMART in Brissy

Adrian
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:54

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:54
Truckster,

Some people have accused you of being grumpy at times, but I’m now accusing you of being just plain HELPFUL.

Mate, I have been waiting for something exactly like this air tank for some time.
The nearest I have come across, is an Air-Up system which uses CO2, but at a price of >$700, I haven’t been able to justify the cost and I don’t need the flow rate available from the Air-Up system.

What I required was exactly that which the Arlec Air Tank provides. A cheap, easily rechargeable system that provides an adequate volume of air for a myriad of uses I can think of.

I whizzed over to the local Kmart store first thing this morning and bought one. I still can’t believe the price. ($30) It would cost more to make one IF you could source the components. Unbelievable.
It doesn’t have a drain tap to let condensation out but, being portable, it is simply a matter of turning the tank upside down to drain once in a blue moon.

This unit will sit easily in the equipment box of my camper.

Thanks Bruce.

Bill.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 11:18

Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 11:18
Me Grumpy? :D Glad thats what people think LMAO!

Any chance of a photo of it as I havent been to K-mart to find one yet!

Take care
Me.
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