6 Top Tips To Keep In Mind When Purchasing A PTO Driven Air Compressor
CFM OF THE AIR COMPRESSOR
It’s critical that the manufacturer/supplier can verify the compressor’s CFM. You want to ensure you get the air power you’re paying for. Don’t be afraid to request an on-site test before you buy.
Always check the size of the oil cooler fan, as it’s directly related to the performance of your compressor. Without a correctly sized fan, the oil can overheat, negatively impacting the continued safe operation of the compressor.
Working outdoors in all weathers is no place for electronics. Rather choose a compressor with pneumatic controls.
DESIGN & BUILD OF THE CHASSIS AND MAIN FRAME
Ensure the unit is fabricated from heavy gauge steel and high-quality components to withstand continued use in the most demanding work environments. Also, look for a compressor design that delivers maximum flexibility and usage potential.
AVAILABILITY OF SPARE PARTS & OPERATIONAL MANUAL
Ensure your manufacturer/supplier has a full range of readily available spare parts. The last thing you need is a delay in getting a replacement filter or seal when you’re mid-job. An operational manual – which can help you identify the spare part you need to order – is also crucial, as is a warranty.
Do Your Homework
As with any machinery purchase, it pays to do your homework. A reputable manufacturer / supplier won’t hesitate to share customer references and testimonials if asked.