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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-17-2013, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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I've decided to mount a 40 CF Nitrogen Tank on my trailer. It will be used for my impact, and other air tools when we are on the road. I already have the cylinders needed, just need a regulator. 40 CF should be big enough for this purpose, and if not I'll go up to an 80 CF bottle. When we were at H&M Trails and my fixed plate came off, I only had hand tools. Not sure I could have tightened the nut by hand. Can also fill tires if needed! What do you guy's think? Pro's and Con's welcomed. Thanks RD

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Love the idea of having power tools with me on my out door adventures. But I don't haul mine hardly any where. I ride mine to which ever riding spot we decide to go.

Pros -
you'd have tool
Nitrogen expands and contracts less compared to air for tire pressure purposes
The air tools would be quiet while running

Cons -
Buying a lifetime tank lease $$$
Finding a refill station near your broke down unit of you run out
Refilling in general $$$$
Possibly not enough pressure to tighten high torque nuts and bolts.

Have you thought about a gas powered air compressor?

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Good Points! Thanks Chaz. I own three 40 CF Compressed Tanks now that are set for Argon, or Nitrogen use. I would carry two bottles on the road, and 50 feet of air hose with quick connect fittings. Just not sure how much nitrogen I would use with my impact per bolt/nut. I'm only concerned with the high torque nuts - primary, and secondary, plus wet clutch nut. I carry a battery powered impact for everything else. I think this plan will work for me, but will test at home before I get fully committed!

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Good Points! Thanks Chaz. I own three 40 CF Compressed Tanks now that are set for Argon, or Nitrogen use. I would carry two bottles on the road, and 50 feet of air hose with quick connect fittings. Just not sure how much nitrogen I would use with my impact per bolt/nut. I'm only concerned with the high torque nuts - primary, and secondary, plus wet clutch nut. I carry a battery powered impact for everything else. I think this plan will work for me, but will test at home before I get fully committed!
Great Idea RD one of us might need it up in NH next year.

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The way we have been hitting the roads, I hate the idea of not being able to work on anything major because of the lack of tools. My spare parts bins have almost everything I would need for repair. I'll bring it to NH, but we will not need it! Cabin is reserved, I'll get you the information.

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The way we have been hitting the roads, I hate the idea of not being able to work on anything major because of the lack of tools. My spare parts bins have almost everything I would need for repair. I'll bring it to NH, but we will not need it! Cabin is reserved, I'll get you the information.
I think I started something about the ride on the Hatfields and McCoys ride.I will change it to up north..............

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Sounds Good!

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I researched air tools, and they are using CO2 to power them. I have a 40 CFM Aluminum cylinder full sitting in the garage for my wire feed! Just need a regulator and the project is ready for the road! Plan on putting it on a cross bed tool box. Need the box for travel, as now we put everything in the back seat area of my truck. Going to test it this week when I change rollers for snow plowing! Going lighter, so RPM's are up.

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ever think about onboard air for the truck

1.power air tools
2.fill tires
3.loud ass train or air horns
4.low costs if using a reclaimed air conditioner compressor [many online sites for info n plans]
5. hell millions of uses

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I researched air tools, and they are using CO2 to power them. I have a 40 CFM Aluminum cylinder full sitting in the garage for my wire feed! Just need a regulator and the project is ready for the road! Plan on putting it on a cross bed tool box. Need the box for travel, as now we put everything in the back seat area of my truck. Going to test it this week when I change rollers for snow plowing! Going lighter, so RPM's are up.
do you think your 25 gram rollers are to heavy for shoving snow..........

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