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- 1 5 Best 60-Gallon Air Compressors
As with all our reviews we do, they’re real life, cut and dry reviews to keep you far from the bs tactics salesmen give you in the store, sometimes you need a little bit of help to keep from getting screwed! We’ve brought you the 5 Best 60-Gallon Air Compressors.
Whether you’re upgrading or purchasing your first air compressor there are many things that need to be taken into account.
If you go out and just purchase a small air compressor you could be stuck using a machine that just doesn’t cut it and won’t keep up with your tools.
Purchasing a new 60 Gallon Air Compressor is a great investment every large at home shop or mechanics shop should have in their arsenal. Small Air Compressors are great and all but there’s a time and a place and they are usually only good for small framing and trim nail guns… oh and blowing dust for your tools, good luck trying to power up your impact gun or hooking up a spray gun to a small compressor, it just doesn’t cut it, you need to invest in a 60 Gallon to get the job done right.
A full chart outlining the CFM requirements of different pneumatic tools can be viewed here.
With any tool purchase your bombarded with signs claiming everything from best “60-gallon air compressor available” or “the only one you’ll ever need”. We both know that’s not the case and there are only a handful of actual good products in the market that can withstand the tests of time.
We took 5 top of the line, highly rated 60 gallon Air Compressors and individually broke down their features so you have a comprehensive guide to direct you to the model that best fits your need.
Of Course, this is not all the 60 Gallon Air Compressors out there and maybe your favorite model or brand was not listed, for more see a full list of 60-Gallon Air Compressors
5 Best 60-Gallon Air Compressors
Industrial Air (ILA3606056) 60-Gallon Hi-Flo Air Compressor
- Motor Size: 3.7 HP
- CFM @ 90 PSI: 13.4 CFM
- CFM @ 45 PSI: 11.5 CFM
- Max PSI: 155 PSI
- Weight: 287 lbs
- Size: 31x27x68 inches
- Warranty: 2 Year
Industrial Air came out with a solid Air Compressor capable of getting every job you can throw at it done.
The 60 Gallon ASME certified cylinder paired with their 3.7hp motor is sure to keep up with all the demands of a large shop. Designed with a 1 – piece cast iron crankcase and a 12’’ balanced cast iron flywheel powering a twin cylinder oil lubricated pump.
You’ll need to get some helping hands over for installing this heavy guy as it weighs in at huge 287 lbs and is 31x27x68 inches in size. Suitable for stationary bolt in applications for a mechanic’s shop or home workshop and even allows for mobile applications such as a service truck making this 60 Gallon Air Compressor completely versatile in all ways.
Rated for 155 MAX PSI and capable of powering all your power tools with an output of 13.4 CFM @ 40 PSI and 11.5 CFM @ 90 PSI, this thing is truly a beast! The 3.7hp heavy-duty induction motor can run on a spread voltage from 208 – 240v without having to change any wiring.
Industrial Air has outstanding customer support should you have any issues or need assistance with setting up, simply contact their Toll Free support line and they’ll assist with any questions you have, in the days of online emails and automated voice messaging we thought this was a great feature being able to call in and actually talk things through with a human.
Its recommended by the manufacturer when purchasing this Air Compressor to also purchase a regulator, heavy duty power cord and vibrational pads before installing.
Backed by Industrials 2 – year limited warranty and certified by UL and CSA it’s sure to pass all safety regulations in your shop.
Ingersoll Rand (SS3L3) 60-Gallon Vertical Compressor
- Motor Size: 3 HP
- CFM @ 90 PSI: 11.3 CFM
- CFM @ 45 PSI: 10.3 CFM
- Max PSI: 135 PSI
- Weight: 178 lbs
- Size: 20 x 23 x 66 Inches
- Warranty: 1 – 5 Year
Ingersoll Rand is a name that’s highly associated with heavy-duty power tools that get the job done right, therefore it was only fitting that we did a comprehensive review of their vertical 60-Gallon Air Compressor.
Built with a durable cast iron construction and 3 hp motor with thermal overload protection and manual reset running on a single phase 230v power source.
Ingersoll’s advanced engineering single stage design allows for extremely quick refilling for the 60-gallon tank eliminating a lot of downtime seen with other models.
Coming in a whopping 100lbs lighter than the Industrial Air ILA, the Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor only weighs 178 lbs and is only 66 inches high, perfect for getting into hard to reach areas.
Running 11.3 CFM at 90psi and 10.3 CFM at 135 psi it’s sure to power your entire shop's air needs without compromising quality. The SS3L3 comes pre-installed from the factory with a ⅜’’ NPT air outlet and safety MSDS decal and sheet.
Included in the purchase are vibrational pads and anchor bolts for concrete. Backed by a general 1-year warranty and a 5-year warranty on the receiver tank.
NOTE: be sure to follow the installation procedures as it’s required to top off the oil and change the oil filter after 150 running hours, if this is not completed you will void your warranty. All in all the Ingersoll Rand SS3L3 is a perfect bolt in 60 Gallon Air Compressor we would recommend to anyone.
PowerMate (Vx PLA3706056) 60-Gallon Cast Iron Air Compressor
- Motor Size: 3.7 HP
- CFM @ 90 PSI: 11.5 CFM
- CFM @ 45 PSI: 13.4 CFM
- Max PSI: 155 PSI
- Weight: 247 lbs
- Size: 31 x 27 x 70 inches
- Warranty: 2 Year
The PowerMate Vx Single Stage Vertical Air Compressor is designed with a twin cast iron cylinder pump powered by an electric 3.7hp motor capable of running on 208 - 240v without any need to change the wiring.
Built utilizing top of the line Swedish stainless steel reed valves, 12’’ balanced cast iron flywheel and a durable 1 - piece cast iron crankcase.
PowerMate has equipped this Air Compressor with an oil sight glass taking any guesswork out of maintenance and pre-installed an easy access oil fill.
The 60 gallon PowerMate Vx PLA3706056 has a maximum operating pressure of 155 PSI, more than enough for your applications. Pushing out 11.5 CFM @ 90 PSI it’s perfect for the at home DIY shop all the up to a big mechanic's shop or farmhouse.
PowerMate offers their standard 2-year warranty for this great compressor and top of the line service.
From the factory it's shipped with synthetic oil for longevity and resistance to internal malfunction, it’s advised to continue using synthetic oil. Although a regulator is not provided and needs to be purchased separately it's not enough to warrant a downgrade in ratings as this truly is a great addition to any shop.
Quincy QT-54 Splash Lubricated 60-Gallon Air Compressor
- Motor Size: 5 HP
- CFM @ 90 PSI: 15.4 CFM
- CFM @ 45 PSI: 15.2 CFM
- Max PSI: 175 PSI
- Weight: 475 lbs
- Size: 29 x 21 x 64 Inches
- Warranty: 1 - 3 Year
Quincy QT-54 Splash Lubricated Reciprocating Air Compressor is a fine piece of equipment utilizing an industrial, USA made capacitor start Baldor motor with built-in thermal overload. We always love seeing some trusted made in America parts included.
The QT-54 boasts an insanely long 30,000-hour pump life because they have designed it to run at a slower rpm therefore also running at a lower temperature, increasing the life of the pump.
Quincy steps it up with this model specified to run at 147 - 175 Max PSI. The cast iron pump supplied by 5hp single phase motor pushes out 15.4 CFM @ 90 PSI and a massive 15.2 CFM @ 175 PSI there's never a need to worry if you'll have enough air supply.
While some models state only stationary we like that with Quincy QT-54 is built to allow portable operation for service vehicles and alike.
They back up their claims with their 1-year warranty that can be upgraded at time of purchase to 2 years with 3 years warranty on the pump.
Because of the warranty and duration of life on the pump, this is our top pick for a busy shop that can't be bothered to change parts out every 5000 hours like most 60 gallon Air Compressors require.
Campbell Hausfeld VT6275 3.2-HP 60-Gallon Compressor
- Motor Size: 3.2 HP
- CFM @ 90 PSI: 10.3 CFM
- CFM @ 45 PSI: 11.8 CFM
- Max PSI: 135 PSI
- Weight: 254 lbs
- Size: 27 x 30 x 71 Inches
- Warranty: 1 Year
The Campbell Hausfeld VT6275 is designed with a heavy-duty cast iron twin cylinder pump that's oil lubricated. Powered by an electric 3 horsepower motor running off a 240v source.
The durable 60 gallon ASME code tank is able to provide 11.8 CFM @ 40 PSI and 10.3 CFM @ 90 PSI, more than enough to keep up with any large output demands. The high flow that's produced from the VT6275 is more than enough to power large pneumatic tools, paint sprayers, roofing guns and a lot more.
The 3 horsepower motor and cast iron pump puts off 87 decibels when running a full load producing 9.8 CFM.
The Campbell Hausfeld 60-Gallon air compressor weighs 254 lbs so you're not going to be easily moving it around, but it’s designed to be a stationary bolt in. The dimensions of this air compressor are 27’’ x 30’’ x 71’’.
Campbell Hausfeld covers this air compressor with a 1-year limited warranty from the time of purchase.