Wolf Dakota vs ABAC Mote Carlo D4 ?

  1. nedge2k New Member

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    Hi guys,

    been offered a 3HP, 50L, direct drive ABAC but from looking about, it only seems to do 10.6CFM and FAD is not mentioned.

    http://www.abac-support.co.uk/individualmodels/directdrive/001NDV504_087, MONTECARLO D4.htm

    On the other hand, there's this on eBay which has the added bonus of belt drive:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wolf-3HP-14CF...ompressors&hash=item415a630802#ht_1308wt_1026

    Which should I go for? I assume the Wolf's 14CFM is a bit optimistic. I plan to use a die grinder, spray gun, DA etc. Maybe even a bit of sand blasting if either are up to it. 3-phase not an option though.

    TIA
     
  2. FranV8 Member

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    Cambs, UK
    You'll probably find at 3hp both will do around 9cfm fad. Mine is direct drive bee twin and I expected it to do less than a belt drive but they come out about the same (tested it myself)

    Are both machines 10 bar/ 150 psi?

    At that output it seems pretty happy on my die grinder, windy gun and even DA sanders. Of course going bigger electrical infrastructure becomes a step change in expense.
     
  3. Chipper Member

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    I've got an Abac, can't fault it for reliability. Went for them partly because the motors aren't far eastern and because if anything went wrong there was a local agent, meaning no courier faff/cost and general convenience.
     
  4. nedge2k New Member

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    Leicester
    Cheers guys, yeah both appear 10bar but a local agent would be handy so might go for the ABAC. The belt drive of the wolf is very appealing though...
     
  5. FranV8 Member

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    Cambs, UK
    My 1.5hp is an ABAC. It's been abused but not overly used, no problems with it at all though.
     
  6. Chipper Member

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    Just check with 'em they have a local guy, in case they've stopped or whatever, was a few yrs ago I bought mine.
     
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