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A/C recycling machine in a service truck

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Wes J, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Wes J

    Wes J Senior Member

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    Thinking of pulling the trigger on an AC recovery/recycling machine for use in the shop and mobile. Is there any issue hauling one around? Do you have to remove the recovery tank? Any issues with the scale calibration?

    I'll probably go with a Robinair as that's all I have experience with. I'll get some PAG oil and dye. What else do I need?
     
  2. tool_king

    tool_king Senior Member

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    Hauling the shop style a/c machine in the truck will mess it up .You can get a recovery machine to remove freon .And recharge with tank and scale. We had one at a company I use to work at .Was really nice unit.
     
  3. Ruger_556

    Ruger_556 Well-Known Member

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    I carry one in a box truck, no worse for it than rolling around the shop. Just check the calibration every now and then. Don't put it in the back of an open service truck and expect it to be fine though.