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commercial-van-profits

How The Right Commercial Van Air Compressor Protects Your Profits

Commercial vans are becoming more popular and, frankly, we aren’t surprised. Vans are convenient, prevent theft, include more advertising space, and are weatherproof. With such strong benefits, it makes sense many savvy mobile service companies are swapping their service trucks for vans.

Tow behind air compressor

9 Reasons To Keep Your Tow-Behind Air Compressor

[This is a fun satirical response to VMAC’s article: 9 Reasons to Ditch Your Tow-Behind Air Compressor.] Tow-behind air compressors have been popular in many industries, including construction and utilities, for decades. This equipment made it easy for contractors and operators to ensure they were able to take their air compressor with them to the […]

Tow Behind Air Compressor

9 Reasons You Should Ditch Your Tow-Behind Air Compressor

Tow-behind air compressors took the world by storm after World War II, when they met a simple need: available compressed air, wherever you want it. Tow-behind air compressors gained their initial popularity in the mining industry, where they were used to power rock drills, before being adapted for other industries in the decades that followed. […]

weigh-station

Top 3 Challenges Caused By Over-Weight Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks

Gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) and payloads can differ from vehicle to vehicle and it’s important to know what you’re working with when specifying or upfitting a specific heavy duty pickup truck. Before we get into the details on why it’s important to pay attention to vehicle weight ratings, let’s go over some important concepts: […]

Filter compressed air

Compressed Air Filtering Basics – Contaminants, Filters & More!

Take a deep breath. Breathe out. Breathe in… Now, let’s talk about all the contaminants in that air you’re breathing! Atmospheric air is naturally contaminated. In addition to oxygen, air also contains water vapor, dust and dirt, and a medley of other filthy particles depending on the surrounding environment. The average metropolitan area, for example, […]

COMPRESSED AIR AFTERCOOLERS

Why Is there Water In My Compressed Air?

People have been living with water in their compressed air lines for so long, many look upon the problem as a necessary nuisance. Some operators have just accepted that their tools drip or spew hot water, or that they need to drain the water out of their air compressor receiver tank on a regular basis. […]

California-Flag

FAQ: Air Compressor Regulations in California

California has some of the toughest regulations in the United States across many industries and air compressors are no exception. Further, California’s legislation often pioneers the laws adopted by the rest of the nation. From anti-idling laws to air receiver tank sizes, we’ll help you understand all of California’s current air compressor regulations in this […]

California Clean Air

How Clean Air Regulations Impact Vehicles With Air Compressors

Federal and state air regulations play an important role in keeping communities safe and healthy and have driven significant innovation in the clean energy sector. But what does this mean for the mobile air compressor industry, which often requires an idling engine to power the air compressor? In this article, we’ll break down the major […]

Air Tools and CFM

How Many CFM Do I Need To Run Air Tools? – CFM Chart

It can be tough to know how many CFM you need in an air compressor to operate your air tools. Too little CFM and you won’t be able to run your tools continuously—or at all!—and too much CFM could mean you’ve overspent on your air compressor. To help you find the compressor that’s right for […]

Pressure Gauge

Air Tool Pressure + 5 Reasons To Use The Right PSI For Air Tools

If your air tools struggle to live out their warranty or require more maintenance than the manufacturer’s guidelines state, there’s a good chance you are using too much air pressure. This is extremely common and many service operators over-pressurize their pneumatic tools as a standard operating procedure. The assumption is you get more power out […]