We have seen a big increase in petrol air compressor sales this year. Especially the Hyundai HY70100P, this model offers excellent value when compared to a similar Honda GX200 powered compressor and has a maximum pressure of 10 bar, making it suitable for commercial vehicle tyres. A lot of petrol compressors on the market only have an 8 bar maximum pressure, so this should be taken into consideration when comparing machines.
Petrol air compressors are invaluable for emergency repairs out in the field or for tyre repair companies.
We mainly sell this compressor to:
- Tyre fitting companies
- Agricultural contractors
- Heavy plant contractors
- Haulage companies
- Fencing contractors
If you supply the above industries, this is a very popular choice of compressor that allows you to make a good margin. Contact the Genpower sales team for more info.
Top tips to keep your petrol air compressor in first class operating condition
1. Drain moisture from the air tank daily. By using the compressor, moisture is taken from the air as it is compressed and it cumulates in the bottom of the air tank. It is important to drain this away daily.
2. Check engine oil and pump oil daily.
3. Change engine oil after the first 20 hours, then every 100 hours use, or annually, whichever is soonest. Change the pump oil every 200 hours or annually, whichever is soonest.
4. Check belts for correct tension and all fittings, guards, nuts and bolts etc daily
5. Check and clean or replace the engine air filter and the pump air filters every 200 hours (this must be done more regularly in dusty conditions)
Starting the engine – Quick start guide:
- Fill tank with unleaded petrol
- Check engine and pump oil
- Throttle in halfway position
- Choke ON/Start (to left)
- Fuel tap ON (to right)
- Engine switch ON
- Release the pressure release valve- to remove strain from the pump on the engine.
- Pull start
- After a few seconds, slowly push choke OFF/Run (to right)
The compressor engine will increase in rpm when it is pumping into the tank. When the tank air pressure reaches maximum (10bar) it will open the pressure release valve and slow the engine speed. As the air is used, the pressure in the tank drops the pressure release valve will close and increase engine speed to re-charge the tank to maximum pressure.
Never use a petrol air compressor in a poorly ventilated confined space – the exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide and can kill.