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FS-Curtis 5-HP 80-Gallon Two-Stage Air Compressor

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Consumer Grade Air Compressors
Two-Stage Air Compressors
Horse Power
Horse Power
Tank Size
230 V
CFM @ 175 PSI
Heavy-Duty Two-Stage Cast Iron Pump
Built to ISO 9001 standards & provides dependable operation

Slow V-Belt Drive
Quiet, slow speed design for extended life

High Flow, Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Valve System
Provides more CFM per horsepower

Deep-Finned Cast Iron Cylinder & Head
For maximum cooling during operation

Ductile Iron Crankshaft & Heavy-Duty Main Roller Bearings
Precision fit drive components designed for maximum performance

OSHA Approved Metal Belt-Guard
Totally enclosed design provides added safety while in use

UL Approved, Thermally Protected 230V Electric Motor
Rugged NEMA design for low power consumption

Additional Features
ASME tank and safety valve, UL approved pressure switch
Auto start/stop, no-load starting, metal intake filter-silencer
Manual tank drain and dial read-out pressure gauge
Factory oil filled
Model Number: 555VT8
Running HP:5 HP
Voltage:230 Volt AC
Amp Draw:Consult Certified Electrician
Recommended Breaker:Consult Certified Electrician
Magnetic Starter:Yes
CFM @ 175 PSI:17.8
Max PSI:175 PSI
Pump Material:Solid Cast Iron
Pump Type:Two-Stage
Pump Drive:Belt Drive
Oil Type:Oil Lubricated
Tank Size:80 Gallons
Tank Orientation:Vertical
Certification:UL & ASME
Dimensions:36L x 25W x 73H
(91.44 x 63.50 x 185.42 cm)
Product Weight:515 lbs (233.60 kilograms)
Consumer Warranty:2 Years
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Q: is the curtis 555vt8 a good choice for small autobody shop and is ready to hardwire as packaged? thanks
by Dg from Kansas on November 04, 2011

A: It is a good choice- it runs slower, so it's quieter to work around; a real plus in a small shop.

The 230V units don't come with a power cord; it's expected that your electrician will wire it into your system.

For advice on your specific installation please give the folks at FS-Curtis a call, toll free, at (800) 925-5431.
by Steve, Product Expert

FS-Curtis 555VT8 Reviews & Ratings
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Saint Charles, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/31/10
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Homeshop Machinists Use
Delivery time was excellent...Used the tailgate service to drop this unit at my home.

I purchased the unit to replace a 20 yr old single stage 5 hp compressor...What a difference!... Nice to have high volume 150 to 170 psi air for grit blasting in my home shop.

Also works very well with spray painting equipment. I purchased air regulator/filter to support painting and my plasma cutter usage.

This is an industrial grade piece of equipment built for the long haul.
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