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Portable air compressor gives contractors flexibility

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October 19, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment’s XATS 900E electric portable air compressor features four preset flow and pressure selections to give contractors versatility, and rental centers greater flexibility in their fleet offering for improved ROI.

The compressor features a high-efficiency 160-kilowatt WEG 22 motor. Despite the industry-wide focus on Tier 4 Final regulations, the XATS 900E’s electric motor exempts it from emission regulations, so it’s usable in any state, province or territory. In addition, the electric motor gives contractors a cost-effective alternative to traditional diesel-fueled air compressors because electricity prices are less volatile than fuel costs. The XATS 900E operates at a very quiet 73 decibels — about the same as a vacuum cleaner — which allows contractors to work in noise-sensitive areas, such as near hospitals or schools.

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