I am looking at buying a replacement compressor for my shop. Current budget depends on several factors, but right now I am looking at about $1200 cash budget. My old compressor is a 7.5HP, 2 stage, 240V (1 phase) at 175PSI. Rather than get a new pump, which is already expensive, I am just going to get a new compressor and tie it in with my old tank to increase capacity.
I have an 80 gallon tank right now. The new compressors I am looking at are either 60, or 80 gallon. I am not looking at a cheap quality one. I need one that can run at 100% duty cycle if needed (9600 sq ft shop, lots of air tools and equipment) Right now the lead compressor in my price range is a 5HP Ingersoll Rand with a 60 gallon tank. I have found them online within my price range.
What I am looking for is some information from you all here. Anyone here in business that sells large compressors, or have a family member who does? Anyone WORK for a company and might be able to help me get a good deal? All help would be appreciated. Thanks.