VMAC announced that it’s offering the world’s first transmission-mounted PTO driven rotary screw air compressor for the Ford F-250 to F-550 Super Duty 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel 4×2 and 4×4 work truck with a TorqShift automatic transmission.
This is VMAC’s second new product release so far this year, following the RAPTAIR-G30 gas drive air compressor, which the company also presented as a ground-breaking air compressor design.
“As the global leader in advanced mobile air compressor systems VMAC continues to expand its product line to meet the growing needs of its customers,” said Gordon Duval, VMAC’s vice-president of marketing and sales.
“VMAC is the first to offer a PTO driven air compressor that mounts directly to the transmission, eliminating the complex and time consuming installation of traditional underdeck compressor systems.”
The VMAC DTM70 is a direct-transmission mounted PTO-driven rotary screw air compressor system that can produce up to 70 CFM at 100 percent duty cycle. That’s enough air power to run a one-inch impact gun or even a 90lb pavement breaker, VMAC reports.
The compressor system features controls that are designed to be easy to use. After pressing the on button, the digital control box and the DTM70 system engages the PTO, the compressor turns on, and the throttle control automatically idles the truck engine up and down to match air demand. For cold climate operation, there is a heater built in so the compressor automatically warms up on the way to the job site.
The DTM70 is designed for easy installation.
“Installation time for the VMAC DTM70 on Ford diesel 4×4 trucks is half that of traditional under deck air compressors,” Duval said. “Traditional underdeck systems are extremely heavy, are challenged with ground clearance, and require modification of the Ford transfer case on 4×4 models, all of which adds up to significant time and expense for installers.
“We’re very proud of this product announcement. It underscores our commitment to exceeding our customers’ expectations by continually evolving our advanced air solutions to help them reduce expenses, improve productivity and grow their bottom line.”