Max Air Compressors

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 07:26
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Is anybody using Bushranger Max-Air compressors and how would you rate them compared to the rest of the competition.....performance and value comparison info would be appreciated..
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Reply By: trikidiki - Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 17:33

Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 17:33
Malco, after reading the comparos in all the 4wd mags, I discovered that the compressor that Supercheap auto parts had on special fo $99 is almost identical to the Bushranger pro air, four of us purchased them and I used mine for the first time today, it took 12 minutes to inflate a 750x16 from dead flat to 55ps..
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Reply By: Truckster - Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 22:23

Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 22:23
have a search of the archives, but this has been done before.

theres a thread on this page about one of the El-Cheapos dying after a few months.

Go with an ARB, well tried and proven.
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Follow Up By: Rojac - Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 08:21

Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 08:21
Where's the ARB made?? The same o/s country as the El Cheapo's or somewhere else?

I'm in the market for a compressor and the deciding factor for me will be the units specs not the colour nor a badge.

Its not only the El Crappos that fail, others such as ARB do as well, but you have to look at the circumstances in which the unit was used/ abused, how/where it was stored, how old was it.

Will concede that in most cases you do get what you pay for but shelling out $$$ for a unit sold thru a 4x4 shop that has the same specs as a unit sold elsewhere is foolishness.

It seems like 4 wheel driving is just like the marine game, a licence to print money.


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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 14:56

Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 14:56
it could be made in some shonky O/S country, but in a good factory...

ARB have Good QC, with ISO specs on a lot of their things.

Got my arb fitted today under the drivers seat on my GQ, bleep in fantastic.

Buy 2 elcheapos or one quality unit, up to you.
PS with arb compressor you can run an air tank fairly easily.
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Follow Up By: Slunnie - Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 21:28

Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 21:28
I'm pretty sure the ARB compressor is made by ARB down in Melbourne.

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Reply By: malco - Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 08:59

Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 08:59
Thanx everybody..I guess that Im somewhere in the range of a blu tongue or air max...ARB can be a bit rich for me.... Good luck with your search Rob

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Follow Up By: Froilan - Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 21:21

Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 21:21

Bought the Blue Tounge II 2 months back and very happy with performance. Done a fair bit of sand driving at Stockton Beach. Deflated the tyres to 15psi and got back to on-road pressure (29psi for Pajero NM) within 2 minutes. Stinking hot day as well!. Paid $420 with a pretty good gauge bundled in.
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Reply By: Billowaggi - Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 23:18

Sunday, Feb 02, 2003 at 23:18
Hi All
I have a Hurricane 3 compressor that I payed $120 for from Auto One it is a cheepie , I have used it almost every day this summer to inflate 4 265.75x16 tyres from 18 psi to 36 psi this is required to get up a sand hill on a track that I travel every day, inflation takes about 15 minutes for all 4 tyres. The compressor is too hot to touch after this but has never stopped.I figure it has now done 250 tyres!
Regards Ken.
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