Ingersoll Rand Tow Behind Compressors


There has been a substantial number of questions about Ingersoll Rand tow behind compressors - also known as construction or portable air compressors, on this website.

Since it is clear that lots of owners are having a difficult time with problems they are having with them, I have created a forum page dedicated to the range of Ingersoll Rand tow behind compressors and to provide a place for owners with problems can post, and those that own them can help others if they wish.

With tow behind air compressors, there are a couple of things to make clear when you post. One is how that air compressor generates compressed air - whether it's a reciprocating compressor pump or a rotary screw type pump for example, and the other is what is the power plant running the compressor - diesel, gasoline etc., along with the actual model of that compressor.


Ingersoll Rand air compressor

With an electrically driven compressor, often the motor driving the compressor pump shuts off when the tank pressure reaches cut out. With a construction type tow behind compressor, the engine driving the pump never shuts down during air use, rather, the pressure switch operates an unloader that throttles the motor speed up and down as air is being used, and more is demanded. These controls clearly are an issue for folks, and you will find many posts about them below.

As always, if your IR tow behind is under warranty, your compressor dealer is the first place to go for help. If that doesn't do it for you, then, contact IR directly. Contact info is:

Energy Systems (IR)
800A Beaty Street
Davidson, NC 28036
P: 877-IR-POWER (477-6937)
Email: power@irco.com
Website: http://energy.ingersollrand.com

For information and manuals you can visit www.irtechpubs.com for all tools, fluids, and air product manuals and technical documents.

If you have a problem with your Ingersoll Rand tow behind air compressor, and you have already reviewed the existing submissions for any answer there, please use the form below to post your question.

Can you help others with their Ingersoll Rand tow behind air compressor issues? Please see the existing posts and add a comment to help if you can.

My thanks,

Bill


Ingersoll Rand Tow Behind Air Compressors

Having an issue with your Ingersoll Rand (IR) tow behind air compressor?

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No start just a click an p100WJD 
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p101d compressor fuse blown after a couple of seconds 
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Ingersoll Rand P100D unloader Valve repair 
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Older Ingersoll Electrical Fuse keeps blowing. 
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1979 Rand tow behind idling issue 
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Model 100 tow behind bogs down, smokes and stalls 
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Parts for a 1970's vintage GYROFLOW 85 compressor? 
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P100BWW High Air Temp Shut Down 
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