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VMAC Releases Air Compressor for GMC Savana

Safety features on VMAC's Underhood Lite air compressor include a thermal protection circuit, automatic rapid blowdown valve on tank, and 200PSI overpressure safety valve. In addition, the parking brake must be engaged and truck must be in park for the system to start.
<p>Safety features on VMAC's Underhood Lite air compressor include a thermal protection circuit, automatic rapid blowdown valve on tank, and 200PSI overpressure safety valve. In addition, the parking brake must be engaged and truck must be in park for the system to start.</p>

The Underhood Lite air compressor system from the VMAC (Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors) division of Mangonel Investments Corp. is now available on the GMC Savana Vortec 4.8L V8, Vortec 6.0L V8 VVT, and Vortec 5.3L V8 FFV.

The company says commercial vans such as the GMC Savana are increasingly taking the place of light duty work trucks thanks to their fuel efficiency, low GVW (gross vehicle weight), storage space, and the ability to work inside a heated or cooled work area. However, very few purpose-built tools exist for these vans.

The Underhood Lite is designed for commercial vans. It puts 30 CFM right on the engine of the van at a total weight of only 85 lbs. (38.5 kg). This is a mere fraction of the weight of most air compressors, according to the company. The Underhood Lite’s size, weight, and ease-of-use make it a perfect choice for construction, utilities, and public works fleets.

The Underhood Lite addresses four problem areas for fleet managers and van operators when choosing an air compressor. 

It makes workers safer by creating a system that does not require the worker to haul large, heavy and dangerous equipment in and out of the van body. It also eliminates any threat of unhealthy emissions, and the potential for fires while filling up gas tanks inside the cargo area. 

It controls operating costs by reducing fuel consumption due to its lightweight nature; it has a lower price point than many comparable air compressors. 

It frees up cargo space because the system is installed on the van engine. 

It provides the right amount of power for the application. With 30 CFM at 100PSI (max 150PSI) of power, it can meet the needs of any job that vans are used for.

The Underhood Lite air compressor system is backed by VMAC's lifetime warranty.

For more information, visit the company's website.

Tags: Air compressors  VMAC 
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