Retro Atlas Copco portable compressor going strong

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A Queensland farmer and his 1980s Atlas Copco portable air compressor are showing that age is just a number on the farm

the 80's compressor
"I’ve had it for 15 years," David says.
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‘David’ has been producing mixed grains and cotton for 20 years since being passed down the family property, and says his Atlas Copco air compressor has been at the farm almost as long as he has.

"The Atlas Copco portable air compressor is a 1980s model and I’ve had it for 15 years," he says. "It still works well – I purchased the compressor second hand off a local hire company."

David highlights his Atlas Copco portable air compressor’s constant air pressure.

"My favourite feature of the machine is the capacity of the air and the constant air pressure," David says. "The machine is also relatively easy for me to service myself most of the time.

"Overall it’s a well-built machine and I’m really happy with it."

Atlas Copco compressors are used for various tasks around the farm including inflating tires on vehicles, cleaning production areas, powering pneumatic tools, spray painting, orchard protection, siloing excess grain and powering water pumps.

"I use my compressor for blowing the dust off harvest equipment," David says. "I also use it for air tools in the paddock if power is not available.

"Portable air compressors are an essential tool for farmers," he adds.

Portable air compressors can also be used for maintenance work and a quick and easy clean-up of production areas.

"They can provide a highly efficient way of power-cleaning the area with minimum fuss," Redstar Equipment account manager Ross Bayly says. "They can even be used to clean stables and manure storage areas.

"Portable air compressors are cost efficient as they don’t require expensive consumables, relying only on the power of compressed air," he adds.

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