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Anyone have the harbor freight 150 psi compressor or another good brand. Seems it would be a good idea to carry one in truck
 

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I have one I bought 30 years ago at a yard sale for $3. It was the compressor back when campers had a pressurized water tank. It's industrial, could do an earthmover tire if you were willing to wait.

I bought a little 12 V harbor china for my King Quad. Make sure you don't press the duty cycle or it will die. I have one of those spark plug replacing air pumps, not much good on single cylinders.

Get a plug kit with extra plugs. I also buy a big can of glue - the small tube of glue always dry up soon after they are opened.

Also get a few extra valve cores and the tool.
 

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I bought one like this back in the early 90's and it's still going strong, I have used it a lot from low tires on my trucks to constantly airing up 4 wheeler tires

https://www.campbellhausfeld.com/12-volt-inflator-AF010600.html?category_id=309

I wouldn't suggest plugging nice, new radial tires as you can really mess up the cords

Run a like size screw in place of the nail or just pull the nail out part of the way and put some silicon on it, then stick it back in, air up the tire and go get a patch from a tire shop. Discount tire and NTB will fix flats for free
 
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I like the Ryobi one because it has a nice air line, auto shutoff at a preset pressure and you don't have to mess with a 12V cig plug or battery cables.
Just set it, hook it on, turn it on and you can walk away and come back when it is done.


I see they have a new model
 

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Anyone have the harbor freight 150 psi compressor or another good brand. Seems it would be a good idea to carry one in truck

I have one from harbor frieght. It's cheap, of course, and I did get the warranty that lets you exchange it for free in a year or so. I've used it for one wheeling trip, airing up my 285s. It takes quite a while to go from 15 to 50psi, and you can't run it nonstop for very long. But it works good enough for what I need.
 

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if you want something inflate deflate your tires My suggestion something that has a big tank on it..

Most pieces of crap meant for in/deflate tire in the off road and on road run very hot and require air space which we mainly use inn these scenarios most don't really have the capacity to inflate a tire on above sedan tire in my experience under 1 ton..
 

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I've had issues with every one of them. Best one I've found so far is the dual pump unit from ARB, the CKMTA12. I've had two of them for years now, terrific pumps. One stand alone, and one is in the carrying case with the tank. I've had to use two hoses end to end to reach the rear trailer tires, but other than that no issues. I've burned out one Viair and one master flow so far, and uncounted Harbor Freight and similar units. Better than a 12v is just run an engine powered air pump, pretty easy to modify York AC pumps to do that.
 

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I've had issues with every one of them. Best one I've found so far is the dual pump unit from ARB, the CKMTA12. I've had two of them for years now, terrific pumps. One stand alone, and one is in the carrying case with the tank. I've had to use two hoses end to end to reach the rear trailer tires, but other than that no issues. I've burned out one Viair and one master flow so far, and uncounted Harbor Freight and similar units. Better than a 12v is just run an engine powered air pump, pretty easy to modify York AC pumps to do that.
With converted AC compressors it always seems you get a ton of oil bypass if the compressor is well lubricated enough to stay alive. If you cut back the oiling they don't last very long. Even with multiple oil/water separators the tires ended up coated in oil.

I agree that the Twin ARB unit is one of the best. I have had good luck with the 12V Puma units also. I still have 10+ year old MV50 units too. Letting everything cool down a little and not running them flat out for too long seems to greatly extend the life.
 

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Yep, I've seen the same oil blowby coating stuff...but I figure that with the gallons of grease that I've cleaned out of fifteen year old USMC run flat radials, a bit of oil does absolutely nothing to tire rubber :D:

Definitely agree running them on a light duty cycle is key to lifespan. Especially with the cheaper units.
 

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I have this one.
https://www.amazon.com/Puma-Industr...or&qid=1581348931&s=automotive&sr=1-2-catcorr

It can be separated and you can mount the tank under the vehicle and the compressor motor in the engine bay. It works awesome. I can refill a 35 inch tire from 12psi to 30 psi in about 3 or so minutes.

It will also run an impact just enough to remove lug nuts.
I made one like that because if you roll the bead you can need a large inrush of air to get it seated again. Most small non-tank compressors can't provide the necessary flow rate. Just pump up the tank until the pressure relief pops and then plug into the tire. Also have an inline pressure adjuster that allows me to set the inflation pressure so you don't have to keep checking.
I bought the bayonet fittings at HF along with the air hose, and after five years it still works fine. The compressor is mounted in the tool box with the accumulator tank below the tool box.
I do lots of off road with trucks, ATVs and motorcycles so resetting a broken bead or even removing, patching, installing and resetting the bead happens pretty often. I want to be able to do all repairs without coming out of the woods. Also, the compressor runs off of a second battery in the tool box.
 
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