VMAC announced the latest application for its Underhood air compressor system: It is now available on the mining certified Jeep J8 (see item above). The air compressor is rated for up to 70 cfm and 175 psi. According to the company, the new compressor is application engineered for the J8. Rather than mounting the air-oil separator tank to the frame rail, where it normally resides on other applications, it is mounted in the box and takes up minimal space. The small tank measures 34.7 in. (88.1 cm) in length by 6 in. (15.2 cm). The rotary-screw, belt-driven, 100% duty cycle, oil-injected compressor unit weighs about 150 lb wet. Safety features include vehicle drive disable circuit on throttle control, park brake safety shut-off on control box, electric clutch on compressor and over-temperature shutdown.
- Written by E&MJ News