Air Compressors



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Atlas Copco U75 Air Compressor

  • 100psi (g) Effective Air Pressure
  • Minespec Electrics
  • Compact Design
  • Lightweight Package
  • Integrated Features

Airman PDS-80S Air Compressor

  • 120psi (g) Effective Air Pressure
  • Minespec Electrics
  • Compact Design
  • Lightweight Package
  • Integrated Features



Air compressors for all applications

Plantman is your one-stop shop for all types of machinery and equipment for the Australian & international mining, civil and construction industries. If you’re involved in mining operations, civil construction or other large-scale development projects, you need reliable gear. We offer a range of diesel air compressors in Perth, meaning you can easily rent what you need for however long you need it.

Renting air compressors is the perfect way to keep project costs down because you’ll have an efficient, reliable piece of equipment without the cost of buying one outright. Our air compressors are commonly used in mining, but they are also suitable for environments requiring up to 120psi of effective air pressure.

Applications for air compressors in mining

Air compressors of all sizes are used everywhere, from home workshops to large-scale construction operations. However, when it comes to mining, you need something more robust than the standard air compressor you’d use at home.

Air compressors have many applications in mining. You need heavy-duty, reliable, lightweight, and compact air compressors with sufficient power to successfully tackle the big jobs, some of which are explained below.

Surface and underground mining

 Compressed air is used everywhere, from tunnelling and scaling to pneumatic conveying and dewatering. It can be used for filling tyres, operating slurry pumps, crushing and screening.

With so many tools, instruments and other utilities operating on compressed air, it’s crucial to have a reliable compressor. Plantman delivers quality products that can handle a tough environment and give you all the power you need to keep operations running smoothly.


When it comes to refining, you can use air compressors for several tasks, including smelting, refining, wastewater treatment, power generation, mineral processing, and much more. Of course, you can also power a range of instruments. You can use low air pressure for jobs such as driving filter presses and beneficiation. Medium pressure can be utilised for pneumatic controls. Most importantly, compressed air is an energy-efficient way to reduce water usage by powering filter presses.

Built for harsh environments

Our air compressors may be compact and lightweight, but they’re very much heavy-duty in all other ways. All of our air compressors come with Mine Spec features such as:

  • Extended exhaust stack and bracket
  • Air dryer and air lubricator
  • External air cleaner and filter
  • Safety decal kit
  • Lockable battery isolator
  • Emergency stop

These features are designed to make the air compressor more suitable for harsh mining environments.

When you’re going into dry, dusty environments, you need suitable machinery and equipment. Otherwise, you’ll end up with problems such as equipment failure, which means downtime and lost productivity that ultimately affects your bottom line. Plantman’s reliable air compressors are built tough and prepared for harsh environments.

Compact and lightweight solutions

Our most popular air compressors weigh 488kg and 475kg, respectively. While that doesn’t sound particularly lightweight, it certainly is compared to other options on the market. The key is finding the balance between the size of the air compressor and your project needs. Smaller air compressors aren’t suitable for large-scale mining or construction jobs, so you need something that packs a punch.

In relative terms, our air compressors are compact, lightweight solutions that still come packed with all of the integrated features you need. With Mine Spec electrics and the options for a maximum 100psi or 120psi effective air pressure, you can’t go wrong with Plantman.

Reduce worksite downtime

No project manager enjoys downtime. However, if you’ve got poor-quality equipment, the chances of losing productivity are significantly increased. Let’s say your air compressor fails in the middle of the day, and many of your ongoing tasks require compressed air. Considering many mining operations are in remote locations, it’s not a simple matter of heading to the local store for a replacement.

Our equipment is routinely checked and tested to ensure your productivity won’t be compromised by failures. We also conduct frequent preventative maintenance and servicing, so you get the peace of mind that you’re getting reliable, hard-wearing air compressors that meet your needs.

Safety first

Our air compressors are routinely checked, tested and calibrated to ensure they can be operated safely, even in the harshest environments. We’ve been supplying equipment to the mining industry for over 25 years, and that’s because businesses trust us to deliver safe and reliable products.

Unreliable air compressors without the appropriate safety features can significantly put your workers at risk. Not only is this an incredible risk for your people but also for your project as a whole. Injuries and accidents cause downtime and can cost companies a lot of money, even if you’re insured.

Our air compressors are fitted with safety decals for easy use, as well as automatic shutdown and warning features that help keep your people and project safe from disasters.

Contact Plantman for a reliable air compressor in Western Australia

Companies trust Plantman because we’re the experts in our field. When it comes to plant and equipment for the mining and construction industries, we’ve got the expertise you need. We can supply you with customised solutions that suit your specific project, meaning you can get everything you need in one place without worrying about multiple rental and lease agreements.

If you require air compressors or any other mining and construction gear, call one of the numbers below or email us at [email protected] to discuss what you need.

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