There are probably tens of thousands of Ingersoll Rand P185 tow behind air compressors in use and for sale around the world. I have not been able to get any specific information on this venerable compressor from IR, except that it’s a portable – being that it’s a towed air compressor – and that it’s supposed to provide 185 CFM of air flow when running optimally.
It was appears as though Ingersoll Rand is no longer selling portable construction compressors, preferring to manufacture and sell construction equipment like jackhammers and what not as well as industrial air compressors.
We understand that the portable construction compressor business was sold to Doosan Portable Power. If you have information confirming this, we would appreciate an update via the comment form below.
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Existing Ingersoll Rand P185 tow behind compressor questions and responses:
Compressor starts fine, and will run as long as you hold key switch in start position. As soon as you let key switch return
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My compressor air pressure is up almost to 200 and I have transmission fluid coming out
When valve are close it seems to run OK but when valve is opened even half way it starts to cut out
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It’ll run for about 4-5 minutes then shut down, no bogging, no lights or even warning signs. Try to start it back
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I won a 2003 Ingersoll Rand P185WJD (serial# 335186UBN221. It has a John Deere engine (model# 4045DF-150B
When start the machine after few seconds compressor starts spitting hydraulic oil out the air hose.
It’s clear that the unit is overheating. We check engine oil engine coolant compressor oil compressor
The air compressor is starting fine but when i push the air button the pressure relief
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Can I bleed the fuel system or is there a pump somewhere?