5 Reasons to Choose An UNDERHOOD™ Air Compressor For Your Work Van

April 26, 2017

Over the last decade, the popularity of commercial vans has steadily grown, as fleet managers and business owners look for cost-savings and improved efficiency in their vehicles. Many companies offer different outfitting options specific to vans, including shelving, storage boxes, tools, and accessories. In the case of air compressors, there are several different solutions, but only one air compressor has been specifically engineered for commercial vans, and that’s the UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor.

Here we’ll explore the top 5 reasons to choose an UNDERHOOD™ air compressor for your work van, instead of a traditional standalone air compressor inside of your van.

1. Lightweight

The UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor is lightweight, cutting down GVW by as much as 290 lbs. This means you can carry more tools and equipment, or take advantage of improved fuel economy. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that for every 100 lbs taken from your vehicle, fuel economy is increased by up to 2%. Depending on how many miles you’re putting on each vehicle, this could equate to hundreds of dollars saved every year, and when it comes to the bottom line, every dollar counts.

2. Powerful

Patented rotary screw technology allows the UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor to deliver 40 CFM at 100% duty cycle. This air compressor provides on-demand air when you need it—no need to wait for an air receiver tank to fill up. With 40 CFM 100% of the time, you can maximize productivity and get through jobs faster.

3. Compact

Save precious space in your van’s cargo area by choosing an UNDERHOOD™ air compressor. The UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor is engineered specifically to mount in the engine compartment of the most popular commercial vans, including models by Ford, GMC, Mercedes-Benz, and Ram. Without a bulky standalone air compressor in the cargo area, you’ll save up to 10 cubic feet of space in the back of the van. The only space required in the cargo area is 1.7 cubic feet for a combined air/oil cooler and air/oil separator tank.

4. Safe

The UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor solves common safety issues that many operators face with traditional air compressors installed in van cargo areas. An under-the-hood solution means operators won’t be exposed to toxic fumes in the cargo area or even the risk of gas fires. In addition, lifting injuries are minimized as operators are not required to lift and move a heavy piece of machinery.

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5. Reliable

The UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor is manufactured in North America, and built to last. All VMAC air compressors are second-to-none in quality and come with a VMAC Lifetime Air-End Warranty.

The UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor is the ideal solution for operating air tools including ¾” impact wrenches, light chipping hammers, die grinders, and tire inflation guns. When choosing an air compressor for your fleet, choose the air compressor that will allow you to get jobs done faster, safer, and more conveniently; choose the UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor.

Interested in a UNDERHOOD™ 40 Van Series Air Compressor? Find a dealer or give us a call at 1-888-514-6656. We’re happy to answer your questions about our line of compact and powerful mobile air compressors.

Need more power than 40 CFM? Browse all UNDERHOOD™ Air Compressors, with models up to 140 CFM at 100% duty cycle.