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Re: Outbac Air Compressor...Any Good
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2019, 09:36:52 PM »
I read an article on another site about compressors, etc ….I seem to remember that the ARB twin tank one was by FAR the most reliable, robust, etc....because heaps of those tested actually heat-seized, karked it, etc before they got a standard tyre (can't remember which one) to x or y pressure ...but ..it's about $1200..
Having said that...the note here about you not having to pump your tyres to 40psi immediately rings true….so a 1/2-3/4 way pump would do!...till you hit the servo...
there’s cheaper compressors out there then ARB twin jobbie that don’t cark it from heat issues...my old Bushranger Maxair 11 will pump up 12 tyres from beach pressures to 40 psi without stopping.
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Re: Outbac Air Compressor...Any Good
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2019, 10:46:05 PM »
I know these threads always bring up the "I've got this so that's what you should get too" .   But my 2c and I'll call in on the game. 

I'm always a sucker for buying better quality gear than I may need - but I rarely need to take stuff back or have it break on me at the moment somethings needed.   So I went with the Bushranger Max Air III as it has the air trigger and pressure cut off blah blah blah.   

But given it's younger sibling the Black Max is around the price you're looking at - and you'd be getting a reputable brand without the worry of eBay lottery - it has the gauge in line and a quality over cam valve locking thingy - would this one do the trick for you?   Available at TJM's etc too at the 'retail price'.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bushranger-12V-Black-Max-Air-Compressor-55X12/282526229988?hash=item41c7e025e4:g:aY4AAOSwvytcRvNN:rk:14:pf:0
 
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Re: Outbac Air Compressor...Any Good
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2019, 06:39:06 PM »
So I settled on a "thumper" single cylinder as it came with an extension hose which I thought could be handy, but..........

it has that bloody silly ubiquitous screw on valve fitting that lets out more air than goes in   >:(


Does any body know the correct size fitting to suit the hose so I can get a proper air chuck, there's a heap of different ones on evilbay ,which 1 to get
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Re: Outbac Air Compressor...Any Good
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2019, 06:53:06 PM »
So I settled on a "thumper" single cylinder as it came with an extension hose which I thought could be handy, but..........

it has that bloody silly ubiquitous screw on valve fitting that lets out more air than goes in   >:(


Does any body know the correct size fitting to suit the hose so I can get a proper air chuck, there's a heap of different ones on evilbay ,which 1 to get
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Re: Outbac Air Compressor...Any Good
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2019, 11:28:49 AM »
This one has served me very well.

https://www.outbackequipment.com.au/product/dr-air-aircompressor-150l-pmin

Ive got one of these as well, never had it cut out on me and cos of the screw connection and my laziness, I have it running for extended periods.
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Re: Outbac Air Compressor...Any Good
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2019, 12:24:56 PM »
Might be nice, but about double my budget atm  :'( :'( , don't think I'd get it past the minister of finance

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Re: Outbac Air Compressor...Any Good
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2019, 04:21:22 PM »
So I settled on a "thumper" single cylinder as it came with an extension hose which I thought could be handy, but..........

it has that bloody silly ubiquitous screw on valve fitting that lets out more air than goes in   >:(


Does any body know the correct size fitting to suit the hose so I can get a proper air chuck, there's a heap of different ones on evilbay ,which 1 to get

Mine came with a 1/4" NPT, so I just went to Bunnings and got a 5m compressor hose and real tyre inflator with gauge, no need to mess around with fittings. Toss the hose it came with before it blows out on you on a warm day.

PS I know there's 40 billion thumpers out there that have been working since the first fleet arrived, but mine has just had the thermal cutout start playing up at barely 3 years old, so I get about 10 seconds on and 10 seconds off when filling up. Not sure if there's anywhere that will just sell me a replacement either. Not really complaining, price I paid works out to about $50/year, and maybe I was just unlucky...

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Re: Outbac Air Compressor...Any Good
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2019, 11:25:46 AM »
I have a Big Red by Thomas, don't waste your money on cheap Chinese compressors, just buy one good one.
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