What To Do With Your Old Compressor?

January 20, 2023

Have you just purchased a new compressor and now wondering what to do with your old air compressor?

Did you know you have options!

1. Your old compressor may have some life? Save it! Keep it as a backup compressor. If your business depends on compressed air, a backup compressor can be the key to always keeping you up and running. The backup compressor will be there is your new compressor is due for maintenance. Calculate how much your business generates per hour and calculate eight hours of down time, it is worth having a backup compressor.
2. Old compressor still working? Sell it! If you already have a backup compressor, then sell the old compressor. You may even find websites that repurpose old compressors. Remember, brand names matter so clean your machine and take quality pictures. 
3. Salavage the parts! Salvage the old air compressor for scrap. Many customers will separate the metals for better scrap value; steel, copper (electric motor), iron (pump), etc. Reuse the receiver/tank as additional air storage.
4. Ceccato distributors can help! Often your local Ceccato distributor will take the machine for you. This will allow proper drainage of the oil and disposal of the machine.


Whether you have questions about which compressor is right for you, or if you're ready to improve your operations and start saving on expenses. Ceccato offers reliable and hardworking air compressors, as well as expert advice and support.

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