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VMAC releases UnderHood air compressor for 2019 RAM diesel trucks

VMAC has released its UnderHood 70 air compressor for 2019 RAM trucks with Cummins diesel engines. This rotary screw air compressor is designed specifically to be installed in the engine compartment of the RAM truck. The UnderHood 70 air compressor can produce up to 70 CFM of continuous air flow at 100 psi (max 175 psi), the company says.

“As our customers upgrade their service trucks to the latest model years, VMAC is committed to ensuring we have UnderHood air compressors available to meet their needs,” says Barry Fitzgerald, VMAC engineering manager. “This latest release of UnderHood 70 for RAM joins our comprehensive 2019 line of UnderHood air compressors for trucks and vans, which includes applications for Ford, GM, Chevrolet and Mercedes-Benz with models ranging from 40 CFM to up to 140 CFM.”

The UnderHood 70 air compressor frees up to 25 cubic feet on the truck deck and saves up to 260 lb., compared with a gas drive reciprocating air compressor with 30-gallon air receiver tank. These space and weight savings allow customers to carry more tools and equipment or take advantage of better fuel economy, VMAC says.

UnderHood air compressors also perform well in extreme climates, including arctic and desert environments. With the air compressor installed in the engine compartment of the truck, it is protected from the elements, ensuring it starts in freezing temperatures, the company says.

“VMAC is committed to developing innovative products that help our customers work more productively and profitably,” says Mike Pettigrew, VMAC marketing manager. “UnderHood 70 air compressors are the best choice for customers who have concerns with space and weight on their service trucks, and who operate small to medium-sized air tools with high air demand.”

The UnderHood 70 is designed for RAM 6.7L Cummins inline 6 diesel trucks. The application for 6.4L HEMI V8 gas is slated to be released in fall 2019, VMAC says.

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