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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 $$$
Finding a refill station near your broke down unit of you run out:confused:
Refilling in general $$$$
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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No, but it is extremely low speed, I'd like to keep the RPM's up as I want maximum electrical output when using the plow, and secondary battery.
 

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I leased the truck, so modifications are out! But that is something others may find interesting! Thanks
 

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Across bed tool box is being used, I can clamp it in.
 

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Older thread, but what about a cordless impact? I love mine, and it's just a cheapo from Harbor Freight.
 

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Thought about one, but did not want to buy one at the time. Was not sure that it would break loose the CVT nuts, or the hubs (200 FT. LBS.), I had a straight argon tank, I swapped for the nitrogen tank (tried CO2, but the connections froze up and released all of the line pressure! Too wet!), The regulator was my only purchase, and I can go up to 400 PSI if I need too! Works very good, I recently mounted the cylinder on my trailer, and will put all of the tools, and hose in the trailer tool box. I don't ever want to be sidelined again while on the road. That is what started this! Fixed plate nut came off, and ruined our ride at H&M Trails! Another story.
 

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Thought about one, but did not want to buy one at the time. Was not sure that it would break loose the CVT nuts, or the hubs (200 FT. LBS.), I had a straight argon tank, I swapped for the nitrogen tank (tried CO2, but the connections froze up and released all of the line pressure! Too wet!), The regulator was my only purchase, and I can go up to 400 PSI if I need too! Works very good, I recently mounted the cylinder on my trailer, and will put all of the tools, and hose in the trailer tool box. I don't ever want to be sidelined again while on the road. That is what started this! Fixed plate nut came off, and ruined our ride at H&M Trails! Another story.
I just bought a craftsman 1/2 drive cordless impact gun,it says 200 ft lbs of torque, but it will be great for taking off lug nuts and other things......
 

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Keep hearing about those! They would be great if they can break the clutch nuts loose! Was it on sale? I'm heading to ours Sears hardware/appliance dealer shortly.
 

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Keep hearing about those! They would be great if they can break the clutch nuts loose! Was it on sale? I'm heading to ours Sears hardware/appliance dealer shortly.
RD it was a little over 100 dollars impact,charger,battery,used it today on some rusted lug nuts worked great.I should have bought one a long time ago.:)
 
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