Atlas Copco has unveiled its 8 Series compressor range.
The new 8 Series, which features ten new air compressors, all fall below the 750 kilogram limit and therefore don’t require a special driving licence to tow.
Ideal for use on construction sites and in other demanding environments, the new 8 Series compressor range uses an innovative air element design, making the compressor up to 150kg lighter than comparable models.
During the development phase, consideration was given to improving the compressor’s efficiency and ensuring fuel consumption is significantly reduced.
The new range uses an average of 12 per cent less fuel than comparable products.
The compressors’ compact and lightweight package mean that despite incorporating a full-size fuel tank, aftercooler and generator, all models fall below 750kg.
The largest compressor in the range can produce 5m3/min of air and can still be towed by a normal passenger car.
However, the inclusion of a new and updated HardHat canopy ensures the 8 Series models are tough enough for the harshest conditions.
Incorporating Kubota engines, the compressors feature an anti-airlock system for guaranteed starting. All parts are easily accessible and the filtration uses a simple spin on system.
According to Atlas Copco, the 8 Series only requires an hour’s total service time over two years of operation.
The 8 Series line-up initially comprises ten models, ranging from the XAS 38 Kd, with a free air delivery of 2m3/min, to the XAS 88 Kd, with an air delivery of 5m3/min. Two models in the range come with built-in generators.