Champion Air Compressors

There is line of Champion branded reciprocating air compressors sold in North America by Gardner Denver. These products are sold and serviced throughout North America by authorized distributors.

The head office for this brand of Champion air compressors is:

1800 Gardner Expressway
Quincy, IL 62305
United Kingdom
Tel: 866-276-3440

Champion air compressor pump

There is a another line of reciprocating and rotary screw compressors of the Champion brand offered by Sullair - Australia. They are manufactured in, and sold by, more than twenty distributors and branch locations throughout Australia to provide sales and after-sales support to customers.

They do state that their rotary screw compressors are made in Australia, but I was not able to definitely determine if their recip compressors were too. I have a sneaking suspicion (I hope I'm wrong) that their recips come from the orient, but I am not sure.

The head office for this brand of Champion air compressors is:

Champion Sullair Compressors
Head Office
324-332 Frankston-Dandenong Rd
Dandenong VIC 3175
Tel: 1300 COMPRESSOR (1300 266 773

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Champion Air Compressor Manuals

I do not have any manuals uploaded as yet (since I haven't been sent any by any kind Champion compressor owner) for the Australian Champion products. Their website does not offer a manual download.

Champion - Gardner Denver air compressor manuals can be purchased at

Champion Air Compressor Issues

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Information about a Champion Compressor 1985 
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Champion compressor kicks off at 175 
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