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#1 Pager450n OFFLINE  

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 12:46 AM

Evening, hope everyone had a great 4th of July.

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I just had my first entry in a parade today in my home town. We had a blast, lots of kid in the float and a lot of interest in it. The utah airboat association helped in getting some duck calls and the banner. But we want to get the floats little more pizazz.

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So we want to add a candy cannon or two to the float for next year. So I need to make a pto powered compressor. What would be the best route to go after this? Should I find a old elec motor ran, convert to front pto.

Thanks for all the forum doe for me and feeding my hobby.

Edited by Pager450n, July 05, 2014 - 12:48 AM.

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 07:00 AM


So we want to add a candy cannon or two to the float for next year. So I need to make a pto powered compressor. What would be the best route to go after this? Should I find a old elec motor ran, convert to front pto.

Thanks for all the forum doe for me and feeding my hobby.

Looks like fun !

 

I take your JD is 12 hp ? most portable compressors are of the 5.5 hp range with single or double stage compressors, it would seem for a cannon operating off a air receiver the volume of the receiver would need to be calculated for the max ''blow out'' for the cannon, i would imagine a ball valve would be used for that.

 

The compressor i would imagine a simple single stage reciprocating twin piston type would do just fine, taking into account much of the engine's power is diverted to pulling a wagon and it's own weight with you and others a small one would be fine such as Emglo, Champion, Rol-Air, Quincy and the cheapies from Northern Hydraulics. I would imagine 5 to 6 SCFM would be fine and fill the tank (s) in seconds depending on the volume (cu in).


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