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    Default 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Hi guys,

    I left my compressors in the sand-pit. So I need to get a new one to keep in the vehicle. Which ones to go for?

    https://www.adendorff.co.za/mac-afri...air-compressor
    https://www.adendorff.co.za/mac-afri...air-compressor
    https://www.adendorff.co.za/mac-afri...nflating-tyres

    I'm just using the Adendorff website as an example.

    The last one on the list the 160L unit, seems to be the same one you find everywhere, just in different colors for Midas, Outdoor Warehouse etc.

    I'd like to get an ARB again, but cannot justify the price with the amount of times I use the thing, so that's a no-go.

    Any pointers?
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    I've got a Midas cheapy 160L/min compressor. I cannot justify the price of a ARB / "big name" compressor.

    I've had it since 2014 and it has worked it's ass off. My old man has gone through two "big name", twin-piston compressors since he got his Patrol (early 2018, I think).

    Should my compressor die at some point, I'll get a cheapy Midas 160L/min compressor again.
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    I've got a Midas cheapy 160L/min compressor. I cannot justify the price of a ARB / "big name" compressor.

    I've had it since 2014 and it has worked it's ass off. My old man has gone through two "big name", twin-piston compressors since he got his Patrol (early 2018, I think).

    Should my compressor die at some point, I'll get a cheapy Midas 160L/min compressor again.
    Ye, I was kinda thinking the same thing. Those 160L jobbies have been around for quite some time now. They seem to be good. I'm guessing they're all the same? Just depends which one's color you prefer?
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    As a side note...

    How serviceable are these 160/180L units?
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyades View Post
    As a side note...

    How serviceable are these 160/180L units?
    I've got no idea how serviceable they are. I've never had to service mine.
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyades View Post
    As a side note...

    How serviceable are these 160/180L units?

    Like Toyotas...they just keep going

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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    The 160l/pm is fine.

    The 90 amp draw on the bigger one is hectic.
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    I don't know if they really are all the same or not, but the one I stripped was not serviceable. Of course, the switches can be by-passed or possibly replaced with an in-line unit and fuse holders can be replaced.
    Serviceability and the claimed availability of spares has always been the draw-card of the ARB and Thomas compressors.

    I killed my first cheapy within 2 years, my second is more than 12 years old and still going strong (although I had to replace the fuse holder).
    The cheapies should not be mounted where they are exposed to heat or water and should not be used for extensive periods without cool-down, and since they have really crappy filters it's best to keep them out of the dust.

    One thing: don't pump your own tires and a couple of friend's tires in one go after a trail. That will kill it chop-chop.
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    I read widely on the cheap ones a few years back and chose 160L Adendorrf/MacAfrica, but forget why. Doesn't work hard and continues to be fine. I use it more often than not when I have slow punctures at home or trailer and spare has stood a while. If offroading I can usually inflate all tires after deflating, without having to let it stand inbetween to cool down. However it gets hot so use gloves to handle afterwards. If you were to inflate a couple fully flat tires from scratch you'd have to cycle inbetween to cool down.

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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Send me a message in the morning and I will get you a price on something better that will not break the bank.

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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    Send me a message in the morning and I will get you a price on something better that will not break the bank.
    Would also be interested

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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swede View Post
    Would also be interested
    Also send me a PM

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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    We have the following:

    Generic 160lt/min @ R1950
    Generic 160lt/min with 6m hose @ R2100

    Airmax 46lt/min @ R6400
    Airmax 51lt/min @ R6800

    Viair 50lt/min @ R7800

    These are 100% duty cycle compressors, meaning they can operate continuously without rest.

    We also do air tanks. Useful for cleaning off dust and clearing radiators of seeds etc.

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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    We have the following:

    Generic 160lt/min @ R1950
    Generic 160lt/min with 6m hose @ R2100

    Airmax 46lt/min @ R6400
    Airmax 51lt/min @ R6800

    Viair 50lt/min @ R7800

    These are 100% duty cycle compressors, meaning they can operate continuously without rest.

    We also do air tanks. Useful for cleaning off dust and clearing radiators of seeds etc.

    Thanks Dawie

    Do you perhaps have a photo of the generic compressor?
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    We have the following:

    Generic 160lt/min @ R1950
    Generic 160lt/min with 6m hose @ R2100

    Airmax 46lt/min @ R6400
    Airmax 51lt/min @ R6800

    Viair 50lt/min @ R7800

    These are 100% duty cycle compressors, meaning they can operate continuously without rest.

    We also do air tanks. Useful for cleaning off dust and clearing radiators of seeds etc.

    I'll take a

    "Generic 160lt/min with 6m hose @ R2100"

    Please, let me know where I can come pay and collect?
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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    How do i purchase one, is there an online shop, website?

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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swede View Post
    How do i purchase one, is there an online shop, website?
    You can call me or send a mail to [email protected]

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    Default Re: 12v Compressors... I need a new one.

    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    We have the following:

    Generic 160lt/min @ R1950
    Generic 160lt/min with 6m hose @ R2100

    Airmax 46lt/min @ R6400
    Airmax 51lt/min @ R6800

    Viair 50lt/min @ R7800

    These are 100% duty cycle compressors, meaning they can operate continuously without rest.

    We also do air tanks. Useful for cleaning off dust and clearing radiators of seeds etc.
    Please send me full specificans, including size and mounting details on the generic 160L compressor to my WhatsApp at zero83.442.357nine

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