At­las Copco Se­ries-8 com­pres­sors / Tadano truck cranes

At­las Copco brings out the eas­ily-towed Se­ries-8 por­ta­ble com­pres­sors

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There are 10 mod­els in the new At­las Copco Se­ries 8 range of trans­portable diesel com­pres­sors, all of which are less than 750kg and re­quire no spe­cial driv­ing li­cence to tow.

“For the first time, it’s pos­si­ble to trans­port a com­pres­sor that can pro­duce up to 5 m3/min of air, with a full-size fuel tank, af­ter­cooler and gen­er­a­tor – all towed be­hind a nor­mal pas­sen­ger car, with no spe­cial driv­ing li­cence re­quired,” Red­star Equip­ment sales man­ager David But­tigieg says. “This is all made pos­si­ble by At­las Copco pro­duc­ing a com­pres­sor which is up to 150kg lighter than com­pa­ra­ble mod­els.

“They’ve also re­duced ser­vice time and fuel con­sump­tion, and in­creased util­i­sa­tion.”

The Se­ries 8 com­pres­sors fea­tures the lat­est, tough­est HardHat canopy de­sign, which But­tigieg says makes them per­fect for harsh con­di­tions in the great Aus­tralian out­doors.

The 10 mod­els in the ini­tial line-up range from the XAS 38 Kd, which has a free air de­liv­ery of 2m3/min, to the XAS 88 Kd, with an air de­liv­ery of 5m3/min. Two mod­els in the range come with built-in gen­er­a­tors.

They are said to be 12 per cent more fuel ef­fi­cient and have a 15 per cent smaller foot­print than com­pa­ra­ble mod­els.

The Kub­ota-driven com­pres­sors have a range of stan­dard fea­tures, in­clud­ing: starter mo­tor pro­tec­tion; three-layer anti-cor­ro­sion (c3) paint sys­tem; anti-air lock sys­tem; spillage-free frame; bat­tery cut-off switch; and en­cased wire rout­ings.

“The launch of the revo­lu­tion­ary 8 Se­ries is the re­sult of more than 10 years of con­tin­u­ous de­vel­op­ment,” At­las Copco Por­ta­ble En­ergy Divi­sion mar­ket­ing VP Ben Van Hove says.

“Through­out the de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing process, we have fo­cused on ad­vances that pro­vide tan­gi­ble ben­e­fits to our cus­tomers, with­out com­pro­mis­ing a sin­gle as­pect of de­sign or per­for­mance. As a re­sult, the 8 Se­ries is ver­sa­tile, ef­fi­cient and a valu­able ally in max­imis­ing up­time on site.”

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