Makita Wheels Out Powerful Portable Air Compressor

Updated Feb 20, 2015

Makita_MAC5501G_Action_Shot_1_15005.5 HP Big Bore™ Gas Air Compressor Honda-powered

Makita’s new 5.5hp Big Bore air compressor (MAC5501G) is the ideal tool for any jobsite that needs portable air power. It has a powerful Honda 4-stroke engine, with a “V” Twin style pump that runs cooler and provides up to 12.5 CFM at 100 PSI for faster recovery.

Other key features:

  • Powerful Honda GX160 4-stroke engine for increased performance and superior reliability
  • 10-gallon twin tanks provide air supply to multiple nailers
  • Cast iron pump with Big Bore™ cylinder and piston is engineered to provide durability and faster recovery time for improved performance
  • Industrial-grade recoil starter with ergonomic grip and recoil rope design for faster, easier starts
  • Automatic idle control engineered to reduce gas consumption and service life
  • 10” non-flat tire for easier job site portability

    Makita MAC5501G is HOnda-powered and has a wheel in front for easy transport.Makita MAC5501G is HOnda-powered and has a wheel in front for easy transport.

  • Pump is oil-lubricated for cooler running temperatures and reduced wear
  • Large automotive style industrial air filters for increased air intake and greater efficiency
  • Convenient oil drain valve at the front of the pump for easier access
  • Integrated control panel with oversized pressure gauges for easier visibility of tank and hose pressure
  • Lever-handle ball valve tank drain improves upon standard petcock design for easier maintenance and air tank release
  • Anti-vibration rubberized feet for less vibration and reduced “crawling” during use
  • Fully enclosed belt drive with large fly-wheel for more efficient cooling of the pump
  • Stainless steel braided discharge hose for increased corrosion resistance and durability
  • Low profile design for easier transport and storage
  • Oil sight glass for fast, easy and efficient maintenance
  • Two universal brass couplers for increased durability and reduced corrosion
  • Ideal for framers, roofers, siding installation, decking, fencing, farming, general contractors, rental industry and more
  • *Maximum horsepower