For mobile air applications, I recommend the under-hood rotary screw type.  These are manufactured by VMAC, and they offer many advantages over the tow behind, and/or the stand alone type of mobile air compressor.  Here are some examples:

1) If your truck starts and runs, you have air.  No ups, no downs, no extras.

2) No additional equipment to insure.  Add a rider on to your truck insurance (this step isn’t always necessary either, check with your insurance broker) and you’re covered.

3) Under-hood compressors are invisible.  If you have ever seen a tow behind compressor or a stand alone compressor  on an idle job site, it is usually on the end of a crane, and it’s suspended 50 feet in the air.  The reason? These types of compressors are a favorite target of thieves. You don’t have this problem with an under-hood. 

A VR150 150cfm VMAC underhood installed on a Ford F-250 Powerstroke diesel. an untrained eye wouldn’t even know it’s there!

4)Under-hood compressors add minimal weight to your truck’s GVW-Usually around 200 lbs.  And they are available in sizes up to 150 cfm-enough air for all but the largest mobile air requirements.

Mobile air compressors are also available in hydraulically driven configurations, as well as gasoline and diesel engine driven models.  Call us and we’ll help you figure it out.