Electric or DieselElectric powered towable compressors may be a cheaper initial investment but it means you must always rely on access to a power supply to use the equipment. This may pose a challenge in remote construction locations. Diesel-powered towable compressors are a versatile option and can often be fitted with integrated generators which can supply electricity to power lighting and electric tools on site. When choosing a diesel compressor, it is also important to consider emissions and safety standards.
Flow and PressureYou should consider what type of applications your mobile compressor will be used for. As you will be solely relying on this compressor in an off-site location, it is important that it is powerful enough to serve your needs.
Weight, Size and ManeuverabilityWeight and size are extremely important factors for towable compressors. The compressor you choose must be compact and light enough to be towed by your vehicle. If your towing vehicle is small, you may want to consider a lighter compressor. Maneuverability is also another key factor. If you intend to tow your compressor over rough or uneven terrain, it must be sturdy enough to remain balanced but flexible enough to handle rough surfaces and roads.
Noise LevelWhere you use your compressor will affect how low-noise your compressor will need to be. Some towable compressors are quiet by design, making them the perfect option for busy, urban areas.