A local store has a Porter Cable 60 gallon air compressor on sale. The only
way I can get it home is to lay it on its side. Does anyone know if it come
in a cardboard box strong enough to support the compressor on its side?
Most products go through some package testing, including drops on all sides
to meet NSTA standards. Given that not everyone has a pickup, they are
probably very aware that it will be transported for at least some distance
in a station wagon or van and has to be laid down.
Unless the carton specifically states that a given side should not be down,
you should have no problem. The tank is just a big empty can and the
compressor and motor should be properly braced.
Your only concern is who it going to help you drag it out and get it into
Thanks everyone for your responses! I bought one this evening. While it
didn't come in a "box", it was mounted to a pallet with 4 thick cardboard
corner pieces and several thick spacers. This whole thing was wrapped in
plastic similar to saran wrap. Two teenagers tipped it on its side and slid
it into my vehicle. The spacers kept the motor, gauges, etc. from touching
the ground. When I got home, I slid it off, stood it back up and then used
a hand truck to get it into my shop. It was a piece of cake.
There was no oil in the pump but a bottle of it was included.
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