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daveh 12-30-2004 09:47 PM

Ingersoll Rand Compressor Recommendations
Does anyone have any recommendations on Ingersoll Rand Compressors. More specifically the one listed below. The price is right but I am not sure of the name. I would appreciate any help that you can provide. I was looking for a 60 gallon compressor but then one of the members told me about this 80 gallon unit for a good price. I am ready to get it but I would like to know a little more about the reliability.


Dave 12-30-2004 11:22 PM

Are you asking if Ingersoll Rand is a good name?! I hope to shout it is! IR is one of the top two or three industrial tool makers in the world! I worked on a project that used 1,500 HP of electric motor driven IR 2-stage compressors and they ran nearly trouble free for 15 years and they were 40 years old when we got them! IR compressors have been used all over industry for nearly a century. If you can afford this unit, by all means buy it.

n66ht 12-31-2004 12:20 AM

With 18cfm @ 90psi you'll have no problem using air tools or a hvlp spray gun (air hogs) at continuous use. Looks good to me.

cboy 12-31-2004 07:41 AM

I would agree with Willys and n66ht about the IR compressor. However, you are in a price range where you might also want to consider a 2-stage unit. I just saw a Husky (Campbell Hausfeld makes these) 2-stage (80 gal, 175 max pressure, 15.1 @ 90) for $869 at the Local Home Depot. Also Sears has a Craftsman 2-stage (175 max, 17.4 @ 100, 16.9 @ 175) for $849.

I am also in the market for a new compressor and saw the IR you are looking at on Tractor Supply's web site. However, their nearest store is about 8 hours round trip from where I live - so I'm leaning toward one of the 2-stage units. It will actually end up cheaper for me than the single stage IR. But if you have a Tractor Supply nearby - you won't go wrong with the IR.


Rich410 01-26-2005 06:26 PM

I R compressor Hey deveh ck this out first. I think the rating is 18 @ 40 psi.

Rich410 01-27-2005 04:22 PM

Sorry about the misspelling daveh, my memory is kinda short. Rich

kev987 02-01-2005 07:16 PM


That is a typo in the specs on the web page. Before I bought this compressor I called IR and they told me it was 18@90. I now have that style of compressor and the compressor spec tag is stamped with 18@90psi


Beenaway2long 02-02-2005 08:23 AM

Look for a 2 stage. Much quieter and longer lasting. I have a 2 stage 60 gal. Wished I would have gotten the 80. Always wanting more........

oldred 02-02-2005 02:38 PM

Been- I would not be the least bit concerned about that tank since you have a 2 stage you have pump capacity and that is what counts, honestly an 80 gallon tank with that same compressor would make no noticeable difference and not one bit more air. With an 80 gallon tank your compressor would kick on and off less often(but run longer each time) making life a little easier on the pump and motor, that is what the bigger tank is for, but hardly enough to matter much. The 60 gallon tank will keep up with your tools just as good as the 80 since the compressor CFM would remain the same regardless of tank size and total air delivery would be equal for both tanks.

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