Locomotive reciprocating air compressors from Gardner Denver ensure that air and vacuum braking systems perform at the highest rate day in and day out. Equipped with robust features, these industrial air compressors outperform competitive units all across the globe. Each model has the option to be air or water cooled to run at maximum efficiency.
W-Type locomotive compressors - Proven performance with over 80 years of Experience
Reciprocating locomotive compressors from Gardner Denver ensure that air and vacuum braking systems and locomotive accessories on the locomotive perform at the highest rate day in and day out. Equipped with robust features, these compressors outperform competitive units all across the globe.
JV "Vertical" Configuration
Your Features at a Glance
Air or Water Cooled Compressors and Compressor/Exhausters
3, 4 and 6 cylinder models
Designed for harsh environments such as tropical heat, desert sandstorms, monsoons and arctic cold
Pistons, rings and cylinders designed for optimum oil control
Rifle drilled connecting rods provide pressurized lubrication to the wrist pin for low speed operation
Ductile iron crankshaft is precision designed and supported by large tapered roller bearings
Full flow spin-on oil filter
Low lift valves
Float with oil level gauge
Large capacity oil crankcase
Serviceability in Mind
Compressors include valve designs that are reliable, highly efficient, easy to access and quick to replace
The large oil capacity increases oil life and reduces service intervals
Gear-driven positive displacement oil pump provides pressurized lubrication under all operating conditions
Exclusive Gardner Denver piston and piston ring designs significantly reduce oil carry over
The oil level gauge and float design allows for positive oil level indication
Each and every part that goes into a Gardner Denver compressed air system is tested and approved by our world-class engineering team. Pirate parts do not meet OEM specifications and often create costly operational problems that the provider has no capability to resolve.
Keeping your operation up and running is key. Our state-of-the-art production and warehouse facilities hold all the components needed to maintain your air compressor.
Service and Warranty
Experience Peace of Mind
The engineering philosophy of Gardner Denver ensures long-lasting, reliable equipment. Our simple, but bold warranty programs demonstrate our belief in the quality found in Gardner Denver compressors. Our standard warranty ensures that you have peace of mind when it comes to your system's operation. Simple stated, it's the best in the industry.
The Industrials Group is part of Gardner Denver, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of highly-engineered, critical flow-control products, Gardner Denver is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and has facilities in more than 30 countries. To learn more about the company, visit