Anybody know about air compressors?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Boyd, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Selling one.. and it's an oldie from The United States Air Compressor Company... it's a cast iron beast, takes 3 men and a donkey to move... once the electric motor burned out I started using my smaller one. This is one I got from my dad, who got it from an old farmer who............................................................

    I know its dirty n rough but here's some pics

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    It needs a 5hp electric motor (2 stage) which I know is an arm and a leg, but what do you think the compressor is worth without the electric motor?
     
  2. Debob

    Debob Out Of The Brooder

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    You might get 100 if your lucky. I'd look for a gasoline engine first. Then you could really come out ok.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Wow, a 3 cylinder single stage compressor. Yeah, it's old alright.

    I'd Ebay the pump only. The tank is useless.


    I'm not sure why you would need a 2 stage motor. I'm not even sure what is meant by a 2 stage motor.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    What are you doing selling an air compressor......I thought you were at the hospital having the baby.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    if it's really that heavy, do like the other poster said and sell the compressor separately......sell the tank by the pound for scrap iron [​IMG]
     

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