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Old 09-03-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Beat me if there is a post existing but the search didn't take. So who is running a Power Tank? Are they Worth the money? They seem a little expensive to me. I do understand the Pros & Cons of the system but it's the cost that throws me. Anyone have a used one?
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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I use a powertank. Couldn't be happier.

One way to get one a little cheaper is to get a "scratch and dent" one. I got a back-up "scratch and dent" tank. Can't tell the difference.

OBTW, when I stopped by their shop their customer service was outstanding. AND they are about the friendliest people I have ever met.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:01 PM   #3
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We too have it (with the portable scale to monitor usage) and are very happy with it. We use it regularly and not just for airing up from off-road. We get fill ups at welding supply businesses.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:14 AM   #4
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Beat me if there is a post existing but the search didn't take. So who is running a Power Tank? Are they Worth the money? They seem a little expensive to me. I do understand the Pros & Cons of the system but it's the cost that throws me. Anyone have a used one?
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What do you plan to use it for? Airing up tires may limit you to number of uses, and a compressor could be a better bet.

I have a Powertank in my Jeep and use it for the ARB airlockers as well as airing up tires. It is nice but I really think a compressor is more practical (for my uses).

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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I have a 10# (I think, may be a 15#) Powertank. It used to be in my Land Rover when I owned it. They are great. I've heard you can fill many sets of tires from one tankload. Now that I have the ExtremeAir in the SMB, the powertank is in use in my photography studio to blow off art and frames before assembly. One fill seems to go on forever.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:15 PM   #6
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Airing up tires for the most part. I thought that I'd ask & see how the folks liked the Power Tank. If I found a used one then I'd just take the easy way out. If I'm buying new then I'd have to go with the on board compressor. I'm not sure I want to shell out the $600 bucks yet!
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If you have the room, this one ROCKS !!! http://www.warn.com/truck/aircompressors_vtc.shtml
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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Re: Power Tank

I use a 40cf SCUBA stage tank @ 3000psi.

I can get 4 dirt to pavement air ups on the SMB from it.

$5 a fill at the dive shop.
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Power Tank

I wanted to get a Power Tank for a super quick air-up. IMHO, if you don't care for airing up your tires quickly, I would spend the extra $$$ for a good on-board air compressor.

Power Tank = $5-10 per fill up
On board Air = $0 for infinite fill up
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:21 PM   #10
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Re: Power Tank

I am also considering the Power Tank vs Viair or Extreme Air.

The question has not yet been answered. How many air ups on a Power Tank? (on 33x12.50's)
Say from 20 psi to 70 psi x four each time of course.

I also would like to use an air wrench for the lugs nuts as 8 per wheel can wear a guy out.
Will these air compressors above truly drive an air wrench?

Or could I air up 4 or 5 times (16 to 20 tires) and change a flat tire or two on one tank (I would go the large tank) with the Power Tank?

This is the decision I need to make.
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