Low cost air compressor, further question

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 15:47
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Hi to all who responded to my query a few days ago about low cost compressors for occasional use. The answers were very instructive.
Several people favouribly mentioned the "Truck Air" I have just been looking in the only auto accessory place here (Armidale NSW) and they have 2 models at about $80 and $120. The replies mentioned $50-$70 Which model were you refering to?
The other thing I noticed was that the pressure gauges were totally useless since they went up to 250psi and there were no marks at all in the 0-30psi range!

Phil I
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:22

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:22
The one that I was talking about is made of plastic is black and has a handle in the middle with a guage on top.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:17

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:17
yep same and yes the gauge is useless
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Reply By: Skinny- Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 17:00

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 17:00
Hi Phil I know armidale , bloody cold up their but beautiful. Spent a few night at the old newie many years ago.Did you grow up there perhaps we know some people in common.
skinny
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Reply By: muzzimbidgie - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 17:16

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 17:16
The truck-air I have is branded on the box as if it was made in the USA. I doubt that it was made in the states, but the box it came in gives that impression. Red white and blue all over.

slow but reliable.
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Follow Up By: muzzimbidgie - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 17:21

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 17:21
Damn, I finished when I wasn't finished.

It cost me about $118.00 six years ago, from Marlows in Perth, and is about the cheapest I would go for something that, although seldom used, has the capacity to leave you up the creek if it packs up.

After using it about 8 times, I couldn't wait to get something faster, damn the expense !
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 17:53

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 17:53
I bought one on ebay, same as the biggest Supercheap Autos sells, also the Dr Air & Bushranger, (I think). Was around $140.00, pumps form 23psi to 38psi in about 90 seconds, also got enough jam to pop bead back from tyre change.
I am very happy with it, & it has never overheated.
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Follow Up By: Timbobaroobob - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 18:23

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 18:23
I bought one of the 12vgear compressors off ebay too mate. bloody good value and are very good for the price you pay.
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Follow Up By: SteveL - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:06

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:06
I bought a "flowmax" from Big W for $89 which was identical to one I saw at Supercheap for $179.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 19:22

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 19:22
This is how little I think of truck air. You can have mine for FREE lol .

Contact me if you want to take me up on this .

regards EC

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Follow Up By: Member - muzzgit - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:24

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:24
Yes, mine sits in the camper as backup.

from 18 to 35 in about 9 minutes per tyre (33 x 10.5 x 15) on my old FJ62.

Even when I had 31 x 10.5 x 15 it still took 8 minutes.

Thats a two stubbie job, in between swapping the hose from tyre to tyre, and constantly checking the tyre pressures.

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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 07:39

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 07:39
I wached a guy in robe pump up one tyre in the time it took me to pump up 4 tyres twice the size lol . I just smiled and said , that use to be be not long ago lol
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Follow Up By: phil - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 13:10

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 13:10
Hi Eric,

Surely it can't be that bad! Anyway where are you, I might take it anyway.

phil I
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:04

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 19:04
Melbourne . And yes it is that bad lol . Good to pump up bike tyres lol . If you pop a beed , good luck
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