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Engine-Driven Compressor - Belt Driven Blower

Cummins-Powered Compressor

Fred WilliamsPhotographer, Writer

Trail carnage can happen in a variety of ways. Getting back on your tires and rolling home can be much easier with a tank of compressed air to fill said tires and/or run some tools for swapping on a spare. We touched on a variety of onboard air systems last month (“Haul-Along Huffers,” Mar. ’14), and this month we show you a new version of an old reliable system, the engine-driven compressor.

Extreme Outback Products’ ExtremeFlow compressor system is designed to mount on many of the current-model diesel engines and universal kits for whatever application you wish to make work. The premise is a modified Sanden air conditioning unit that now works as an onboard belt-driven air compressor. The compressor mounts to the front of your engine and uses either a serpentine or V-belt to run off the engine accessories. We installed one on the 6.7L Cummins diesel in our ’10 Ram 3500 and were soon running tools and airing tires.

What’s Available?
Here is a list of all the applications that Extreme Outback Products offers onboard compressors for.

• All Dodge Cummins ’89 to present 6.7L
• Most ’84-present fullsize Dodge trucks with gasoline V-8 engines, including the V-10
• All ’01-present GM Duramax trucks
• Most ’73-present fullsize GM trucks with gasoline motors (1⁄2-ton and larger)
• All Ford diesels from the 6.9L, 7.3L, 6.0L, and 6.4L to the present 6.7L Power Stroke
• Most ’73-present fullsize Ford trucks with gasoline motors, straight-six, V-8s, and V-10s (1⁄2-ton and larger)
• Most gasoline-powered fullsize vans from Ford, Dodge, and Chevy
• Nissan NV Series van with 5.6L V-8
• Most ’86-’09 medium-duty GM trucks such as the Top Kick, Kodiak, and C4500-C5000
• Most Ford medium-duty trucks, F600, F650, F750, F800
• Freightliner Sterling medium-duty trucks, ’99-’13
• Most ’94-present International trucks
• Sprinter Vans with the 3.0L V-6 diesel, ’07-’13
• Isuzu medium-duty trucks, ’94-present
• Mitsubishi medium-duty trucks, ’99-present