The unit offers the power and portability needed to meet a variety of applications, including powering handheld air tools, sandblasting, sprinkler and irrigation line blow-out, cable laying and pipeline testing.
“We developed this unit to offer contractors an alternative to diesel-power — so those who are in need of 185 cfm at 100 psi have the power necessary to complete the job with a more cost-effective air compressor,” said Juan Rubio, assistant marketing manager, air compressors. “We conducted an extensive amount of research in the development of the model to bring contractors the cost savings of a gas-powered model, with the durability of a diesel-powered unit.”
Powered by a 2.5-liter, fully-electronic, fuel-injected Kubota engine, the C185 defies the common conception that a gas-powered unit is less fuel-efficient than diesel, offering a comparable runtime of eight hours at full load. Achieving stronger durability than a traditional gas-powered unit, the C185 engine was built on a diesel block that has been made gasoline-applicable.
“While the diesel-powered model will still make perfect sense for contractors who are looking for a long-term compressor to meet their general contracting needs,” Rubio said. “The gas-powered unit just offers one more option and is the perfect solution for the rental channel, providing contractors a cost-effective air compressor that meets the needs of a job, with quality engineering that will allow it to remain in the fleet long-term, providing strong return on investment.”
The air compressor’s cool-box design keeps internal package temperatures low protecting internal components, and offering protection for any tools which are being stored in the unit’s storage system. Using a new fan and high-quality cooling radiator and oil cooler, the C185 gasoline unit has a limiting ambient temperature of 125 degrees F.