HULK POWER 80-Gallons Two Stage Corded Electric Vertical Ai

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:54 pm
HULK POWER 80-Gallons Two Stage Corded Electric Vertical Air Compressor
Item #5202785 Model #HI05V080Y1S

Anyone know anything about this air compressor? Legit? Is it any good?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:35 pm
It is just another brand division of Eaton sold under the Emax name. Even has the same Whisper Quiet box as my Eaton. I have the 7.5 h.p. version, been running continuously in my wood shop for the last year and a half.
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Many thanks!

So would you say its worth getting? I was looking at getting emax but that seems to be almost impossible for me to get. I am looking for that quiet type with the silencer.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:42 am
Well, they are all made right here in Ohio about 2 hours from me. They are all initially coming off the same shipping docks but I'm assuming the different "name" brands may or may not be stocked in various warehouses all over. That's probably why you are finding various deals/arrangements on shipping. You might want to contact Eaton directly to see if they have any scratch/dent sales and shipping specials right from the factory. Mine was bought on one of those sales and they threw in free shipping to my door. At the time my "all in" price was $2000 on that big yellow unit....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:05 am
thanks man!

Question is: Eaton makes these air compressors such as polar air, hulk, emax, and whatever else but are they basically the same so if the specs are similar its just a rebrand or different color so whether its a hulk, polar air or emax a 5hp quiet is the same? Or is hulk like a lower grade of emax?

My options with buying one of these are limited due to my location and I am trying to get a quiet air compressor.

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Nope, they are all the same made side by side in the Eaton plant. You can ask them but I don't believe they are getting any specific model built exclusively off shore, well, at least at this point. Eaton generally has all of it's components made off shore to their spec.s then combines that with their purpose made tanks, chassis, etc. Everything is then assembled, run tested at the main plant here in Ohio.
There is a huge advantage to "capturing" a market by making your same quality product under several labels. "You" become your own competition.... as competition receedes people are then comparing products within your own manufacturing lines.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:27 am
Thanks a lot for the info!

But now I see that home depot is selling emax 5hp so I was thinking of trying to order that soon.

I remember reading somehwere that the quiet synthetic oil helps reduce the noise I wonder how legit is that? How many quarts would a 5hp air comp take?

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I think it's legit oil. My theory on that is if the compressor is quieter with that oil then there is probably less wear going on internally. I think you would be at 2 quarts but you'd make sure and see the spec. sheet on the model you are buying.....
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