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NorthStar Belt-Drive Stationary Air Compressor — 3 HP, 60-Gallon Vertical Tank

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NorthStar Belt-Drive Stationary Air Compressor — 3 HP, 60-Gallon Vertical Tank

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  • Durable cast iron oil-lubricated pump for long life and no heat transfer between cylinders
  • Copper finned inter-and after-coolers provide good heat dissipation and less moisture
  • Reed valves are made of heat-resistant alloy steel supplied from Sweden ASSAB
  • Valves are specifically designed for maximum efficiency
  • 20,000-hour bearing life
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Product Summary

NorthStar® heavy-duty 3 HP, 60-gallon electric commercial air compressor is built with a cast iron belt-driven oil-lubricated 2-cylinder single-stage pump to run quietly and deliver long pump life. ASME-certified 60-gallon vertical tank has gate valve to allow downstream air to be shut off.

What's Included
  • (1) 3 HP, 60-gallon vertical electric air compressor
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Superior Design for Industry-Leading Pumps

Superior Design for Industry-Leading Pumps

Engineered for Durability

  • Designed with superior technology to keep you working without interruption
  • Durable cast iron oil-lubricated pump for long service life and 2-cylinder design for low heat transfer between cylinders
  • Ball bearings are placed on both ends of the pump’s crankshaft for smooth running, superior support and up to 20,000 hours of bearing life
  • Copper finned aftercoolers provide good heat dissipation and less moisture

Longer Pump Life

  • Engineered with a V-style 2-cylinder single-stage pump that eliminates hotspots and provides consistent cooling for longer pump life
  • Reed valves are made of heat-resistant alloy steel supplied from Sweden ASSAB
  • Pump is made of cast iron for exceptional durability

ASME-Certified Vertical Tanks

Built for the Long Haul

  • The air receiver tank is made of high-quality welded steel to provide many years of reliable service
  • Tank has a weather-resistant powder-coat finish to withstand harsh conditions in any season

Dependable High-Quality Valves

  • The ASME-certified 60-gallon tank is fitted with top-quality valves for long service life and maximum efficiency
  • Gate valve allows for downstream air to be air to be shut off
ASME-Certified Vertical Tanks
The NorthStar Advantage

The NorthStar Advantage

Best Warranty in the Industry

  • We stand behind our NorthStar compressor with a 4-year consumer/2-year commercial limited warranty

Guaranteed Satisfaction

  • Shop in complete confidence, knowing Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need

Superior Service and Support

  • Should you ever need service or support, NorthStar’s field-trained technical staff is a phone call or e-mail away
  • Our professional in-store service department performs all repairs on site

Features + Benefits

Features for NorthStar Belt-Drive Stationary Air Compressor — 3 HP, 60-Gallon Vertical Tank
  • Durable cast iron oil-lubricated pump for long life and no heat transfer between cylinders
  • Copper finned inter-and after-coolers provide good heat dissipation and less moisture
  • Reed valves are made of heat-resistant alloy steel supplied from Sweden ASSAB
  • Valves are specifically designed for maximum efficiency
  • 20,000-hour bearing life
  • Triple-ringed piston for very low oil consumption and longer head life
  • Durable alloy rods
  • Spheroidal graphite cast iron crankshaft for maximum strength
  • Ball bearings on each side of crankshaft for smooth running and durability
  • Heavy-duty paper element filters keep cylinder heads clean
  • Motor runs at 3,450 RPM
  • Pump runs at 920 RPM
  • Durable metal belt won't break
  • Oil sight gauge for easy visual oil checks
  • ASME-certified tank is ready for use in commercial shops
Key Specs
Item# 47500
Brand NorthStar
Manufacturer's Warranty 4 Yr Consumer/2 Yr Commercial
Ship Weight 305.0 lbs
HP 3
Stage Single
Max. PSI 135
Air Tank Size (gal.) 60
CFM at 90 PSI 11.3
CFM at 40 PSI 12.5
Air Outlet Size (in.) 1/2
Duty Cycle 60%
Regulator Included No
Motor Phase(s) Single
Oil Required Yes
Amps 20
Volts 230
Motor RPM 3,450
Pump Material Cast iron, oil-lubricated, 2-cylinder
Noise Level (dB) 81
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 32 x 29 x 65

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HP
3 5 5 5 5
Stage Single Single Single 2 2
Max. PSI
135 135 135 175 175
Air Tank Size (gal.) 60 60 60 60 60
CFM at 90 PSI
11.3 15.5 18.1 14.3 15.4
CFM at 40 PSI 12.5 17 - - -
CFM at Max. PSI - - 15.5 14.0 15.2
Air Outlet Size (in.) 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Duty Cycle
60% 70% 100% 100% 100%
Working Pressure (PSI) - - - 140–175 140–175
Tank Fill Time (min.) - - 4 3/4 6 1/2 6 1/2
Regulator Included No - - - No
Motor Phase(s) Single Single Single Single Single
Oil Required Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lubrication System
- - Splash Splash Splash
Amps
20 30 21.5 22.5 24
Volts
230 230 230 230 230
Motor RPM 3,450 3,450 3,450 3,450 3,450
Drain System - - Manual Manual Manual
Pump Life (hrs.) - 20,000 5,000 10,000 50,000+
Pump Material Cast iron, oil-lubricated, 2-cylinder Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron w/aluminum head
Noise Level (dB)
81 83 at full load, 78 at no load 78 85 75
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
32 x 29 x 65 22 x 31 x 68 20 x 30 x 71 20 x 33 x 69 29 x 21 x 64