Aldi - Air Compressors

Submitted: Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 09:43
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A mate alerted me to these.....

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Reply By: Member - Kiwi B - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:04

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:04
TL

I think everybody should be alerted to these.

Ya gets wot ya pays for, or good quality don't come cheap???
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Follow Up By: Cape York Connections - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:16

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:16
Re badge it put arb or tjm all over it advertise it in a 4wd mag charge 450 pluss $ on it and everyone would think it was a great pump.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:54

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:54
Eric,

LOL don't you love these blokes who'll only buy something if it's expensive. They work under the delusion that because it's expensive it must be good.

The compressor looks like one of the many Maxi Air (whatever it's called) knockoffs.

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 11:09

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 11:09
Al


I thought it looked like one of the maxi products also....
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 17:07

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 17:07
Landy,

I bought a similar unit three years ago for nearly double that price. A hell of a lot cheaper than similar ARB/TJM units. It's still going fine but I don't use monster tyres and it is'nt used constantly.

Does the job for me and that's all I worry about.

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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:07

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 10:07
Hi Landy,
We talk about price gouging in fuel, maybe there is more than an element of it to be found at your local 4by accessories outlet.....cheers,
silverback
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 11:09

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 11:09
No doubt in my mind about that one.....
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 11:36

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 11:36
Yes, it's amazing how an ARB sticker can open the wallets of the gullible!
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:44

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 12:44
Yeah Well, If you can have that much faith in CHINESE CHIT, Just hope your Life doesn"t depend on CHIT one day.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 14:07

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 14:07
ARB don't get anything from China??
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 05:10

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 05:10
Where did I say ARB "don't get anything from China"?
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Reply By: Bidgee1 - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 15:57

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 15:57
I purchased one of these a year or so ago. I'ts given excellent service in dry conditions. It managed to re inflate all of the tyres on our 80 series and the camper trailer without a hiccup.
It was hot at the end of that task but no problems at all. We've put it to the test heaps of times now and it will be with us when we do the Cape York trip in July.
There may be faster ones, higher volume of air delivery etc, I wouldn't know because we've never seen another one in operation and have not had to borrow anyone else's.
I like the Aldi unit and have no reason to suspect that it will let us down after what we've already experienced.
Even if it did break, there are so many travellers around nowadays, help is never really very far away. I would buy another one, no problems.
Regards
Steve.
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Reply By: madfisher - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 16:48

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 16:48
We brought one about 18 months ago, and it has worked well. A bit slow on 4by tyres and gets a bit hot but for the price its a knockout. It seems to be well engineered for the price. Aldi stuff is mostly good quality.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 16:59

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 16:59
We brought one about 18 months ago, and it has worked well. A bit slow on 4by tyre's and gets a bit hot but for the price !


What you think yours gets a bit hot for the El cheapo price !
Interested to know exactly how hot it gets using a Raytec Gun after 4 tyres from 18psi-40psi..Because my ARB Tyre one is just short of melting when used and as you know its not El Cheapo...I haven't used it in hot temperatures because its not that old but i read somewhere a guy was using his regularly and it kept bleep ting itself...

So 18 months is pretty darn good for the price !


Cheers
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Reply By: sfletch - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 16:55

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 16:55
looks just like the one i bought from supercheap $159.00

was on special at repco some weeks later for $129.00 incl a tyre repair kit.

bummer for me.
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Reply By: crykies - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 18:48

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 18:48
buy 1, aldi have a warranty and you can return it anwhere in australia, they are a tad slow on 4wd tyres but if you need to get air into them they are great if you don't mind the extra time, i have 1, and my mate has a arb and it kept stopping due to over heating and my OHHH cheapo ket grinding away and still runs great.
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Reply By: TD100 - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 19:42

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 19:42
i bought one,took it home to try it out,motor seized half way thru first tyre,got the replacement and it couldnt pump the tyre up beyond 25 PSI.took it back and got my dough back.bought a 2 cyl bushpig for $130 and its a beauty!! Paul
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Reply By: Member - Greg A (QLD) - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 19:49

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 19:49
I bought an identical pump at Big W for $79 last year.

Only problem has been that the hose at the compressor end melted due to heat after extended use. Replaced with a proper 10 meter compressor hose and now not a problem.

Greg..
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi B - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 21:45

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 21:45
Hey folks,

To substantiate my earlier reply, I bought a S/cheep one about 4yrs ago and it died after approx 4 hrs pumping over the next 2yrs. At the time they were $129. Yip, it was irrepairable, rooted.

There are quite a few look alikes in this arena with a huge variation in build quality also, so tread cautious. Me, once bitten, twice shy.

This has since been replaced with a $280 compressor and has so far lasted about 10 hours compressing wind.

Not sure if any of the "Brains trusts" can figure what is meant by "ya gets wot ya pays for"???

Members, anybody???
Cheapskates!!!
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Reply By: Willykj - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 17:45

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 17:45
Bought one of these from Aldi about 12 months ago It works fine - have had no problems & I use it on 4WD tyres.
Willy
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