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    I bought a Super Cheap Ridge Ryder Ultimate compressor last year when I picked up the D2 in Alice Springs and it's been fine with the limited use I've given it.
    They get a thumbs up on the Patrol forum.

    I have an older model from SCA that looked identical to the old Bushranger but it's packed away in storage. It was abused for years, but would occasionally trip on its thermal when pumping up tractor tyres
    I think tractor tyres were well outside it's intended scope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinwibrow View Post
    So, at my request and based on any number of positive reviews, I'm getting a dual cylinder thumper for Xmas from my childers. This is to replace my other two somewhat old and slow filling 70L versions.

    This post made me think - for those days I'm going offroad/lowering tyre pressures, is there any benefit in toting along my old spare RRC EAS tank, which is all plumbed up to be a reservoir?
    I did mount an old compressor tank in the front of the 101 and hook up an old AC unit as endless air - works great but I find mostly I use it for the air horn Iíve got fitted. I also use it to pump up tyres on vehicles in the driveway rather than break out the Sidewinder - but a V8 powered compressor is hardly efficient. 😁


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    but a V8 powered compressor is hardly efficient. 😁

    But how good does it sound!

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    It does indeed sound brilliant! Also, the young blokes across the road who are into their cars think itís pretty cool too. 👍


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    I've had a Bushranger Max Air II for well over a decade and I have found it to be excellent. Really well made and durable. Not cheap, not fast, but I've never had it trip out or not work as intended, even when pressed into airing up three vehicles on 33s without break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    I did mount an old compressor tank in the front of the 101 and hook up an old AC unit as endless air - works great but I find mostly I use it for the air horn Iíve got fitted. I also use it to pump up tyres on vehicles in the driveway rather than break out the Sidewinder - but a V8 powered compressor is hardly efficient. Which air compressor?
    I didnt know u had an air horn Gav, Pigs arse...lol. I was wondering where the train tracks were Which air compressor?Which air compressor?Which air compressor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    This is a Ďhow long is a piece of stringí type question - a lot of different people have a lot of different compressors and are happy with them, so it will come down to budget
    I agree re the piece of string analogy which is why I limited my question to just the two brands. Didn't work though...

    Nah...no budget.......selection criteria is based on ease of use and carriage, reliability and performance......in that order.

    Thanks to all respondents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    I did mount an old compressor tank in the front of the 101 and hook up an old AC unit as endless air - works great but I find mostly I use it for the air horn Iíve got fitted. I also use it to pump up tyres on vehicles in the driveway rather than break out the Sidewinder - but a V8 powered compressor is hardly efficient. 😁
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoClax View Post
    I've had a Bushranger Max Air II for well over a decade and I have found it to be excellent. Really well made and durable. Not cheap, not fast, but I've never had it trip out or not work as intended, even when pressed into airing up three vehicles on 33s without break.
    I have also had one for 11 years. Been used heaps and still going strong.

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    anyone used the trade tools one


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