Volume and pressure are the two most obvious variables to consider when choosing the best portable compressor and they are most likely dictated by the tools you will be using. We wanted to talk about three other factors that need to be considered when choosing the best portable compressor model for your application.
- Fuel Type: What is the common fuel type used on your job site? Diesel compressors, such as Doosan’s C185, have historically been the go to for most general contractors but gasoline and electric compressors offer outstanding fuel efficiency and comparable portability and power as well.
If gasoline is the most common fuel type used on your jobsite a gasoline driven air compressor, like the Doosan C185WKUBG, may be a perfect fit. These engines offer great cold-start capability and that makes them a great choice for colder climates.
Electric powered air compressors offer exceptionally quiet drives with less noise pollution, are emissions-free and are reasonably priced. If you have access to a power grid or an on-site generator you may find Doosan’s VP900e air compressor to be a good choice. This compressor is beneficial at a highly regulated jobsite as there is no risk of fuel leakage.
- Unique needs on the jobsite: Are there any unique needs to be considered that will impact your compressor choice for your application? Are you under any environmental restrictions that would require you to have oil free air or does your finished product require that level of refinement? If so, Doosan’s compressors with built in IQ Systems will provide instrument quality air with no oil, dust, dirt or condensate waste that could contaminate waterways or your finished surfaces.
Will your compressor be used for more than one type of application at a time? If so, duel pressure/dual flow air compressors, such as the Doosan P425/HP375, are able to deliver pressure and flow options typical of two units in a single compressor. This versatility and productivity adds value on your jobsite at a lower cost.
- Jobsite Restrictions: Do you have to follow noise level restrictions, fluid containment or Tier 4 emissions? Doosan Portable Power and Trask-Decrow Machinery can help you meet those restrictions and match you with a compressor that has all of the features that will make your life on the jobsite run smoothly.