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What to do with your old compressor?

Just purchased a new compressor? Are you asking yourself, “Now what am I going to do with this old air compressor?”

Great news, you have options!

1. Your old compressor may have some life? Save it!

 Keep it as a backup compressor. If your business depends on compressed air, then a backup compressor is the key to always keeping you up and running. If your new compressor is due for maintenance, the backup compressor is there to keep your business running. Calculate how much your business generates per hour and calculate 8 hours of down time, it is worth having back up. 

2. Old compressor still working? Sell it!

 Already have another backup compressor, then sell the old compressor on any social or online website like Craigslist or Ebay. There are even websites that repurpose old compressors. Remember, brand names matter, clean off your machine and take quality photos. If you put a little work in preparing for the photos, you’ll make more on the machine when posting. 

3. Salvage the Parts. Salvage

the old compressor for scrap. Many clients will separate the metals for better scrap value; steel, copper (electric motor), iron (pump), etc. Reuse the receiver/tank as additional air storage. 

4. Ash Air can help! Have a chat to your Ash Air service or sales technician to discuss your options. 


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Whether you have questions about which compressor is right for you, or if you’re ready to improve your operations and start saving on expenses. Chicago Pneumatic has been around for over 100 years because we offer reliable and hardworking air compressors, as well as expert advice and support.

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Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!

Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!

  • Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Nitrogen
  • An extensive line of air treatment components

Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.

Reliability and Efficiency

With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our efforts on the following:

  • Increasing uptime
  • Reducing unexpected repairs
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Improving the cleanliness of compressed air


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Air is always contaminated with solid particles such as dust, sand, soot, salt crystals and water as it leaves the compressor. An effective compressed air treatment system lowers the dew point of the air and takes out the elements that may harm equipment downstream of the compressor and dryer


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