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NorthStar Gas-Powered Air Compressor - Honda GX270 OHV Engine, 8-Gallon Twin Tank, 14.9 CFM @ 90 PSI

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Product Description

The NorthStar® 8-Gallon Twin Tank gas-powered portable air compressor is engineered for longevity and heavy-duty work on the jobsite. Belt-driven full cast iron two-stage pump features W-type cylinder design for superior cooling, Low Vibration Technology (LVT) for smooth operation and floating-type Swedish steel valves for long valve life. Crankshaft has bearings on both ends for excellent support. Powered by a Honda GX270 OHV gasoline engine for reliable performance.


What's Included
  • (1) 8-gallon twin tank gas-powered portable air compressor


Superior Design for Industry-Leading Pumps

Low Vibration and Durability

The last thing you want to worry about is your compressor breaking down in the middle of a job. The NorthStar® 270cc, 8-Gallon Twin Tank Gas-Powered Air Compressor has been engineered with superior technology to keep you working without interruption. Innovative Low Vibration Technology (LVT) gives you a dynamically balanced pump for smooth operation and long service life. Bearings are placed on both ends of the pump’s crankshaft for superior support and less wear and tear. The result is reliable, dependable operation of your NorthStar air compressor, year after year.

Longer Pump Life

Heat can be a powerful enemy to the longevity of your air compressor pump. That’s why this NorthStar 270cc, 8-Gallon Twin Tank Gas-Powered Air Compressor has been engineered with a W-style cylinder orientation to eliminate hotspots and provide consistent cooling, resulting in longer pump life. The pump cylinders, heads and crankcase are made of cast iron for extra-long service life. And the pump utilizes premium-quality floating-type Swedish steel valves for trouble-free performance. Thanks to this excellent technology, you can count on your NorthStar air compressor to perform flawlessly for many years.


Legendary Honda GX Engine Power

Best in Class Performance

When it comes to power, the NorthStar 270cc, 8-Gallon Twin Tank Gas-Powered Air Compressor is equipped with the best, a Honda GX270 OHV engine that delivers better fuel efficiency, quieter performance and easier operation. No matter how you define superior engine performance, Honda GX engines set the standard.

Greater Power Output

The Honda GX Overhead Valve (OHV) engine layout permits smoother fuel mixture intake and quicker, more complete exhaust. This engine has better combustion for greater power output. The OHV engine contributes to increased engine service life.


Portable Compressed Air At Your Command

Portable and Versatile

The NorthStar 8-Gallon Twin Tank Gas-Powered Air Compressor is designed for use in remote locations that lack electricity. Unit comes equipped with a built-in wheel and handles, so you can maneuver this horizontal compressor right next to your work area or project. It is ready to take with you on the job, whether it’s professional contract work such as building a home, replacing siding, repairing a roof, working in your shop or on semi-trucks, and many other applications that require compressed air for tools and equipment.


The NorthStar Advantage

Best Warranty in the Industry

All NorthStar air compressors are designed, engineered and tested in Faribault, MN. They are backed with our industry-leading warranty, guaranteeing that the highest quality, dependability, reliability and superior performance is built into every one.

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, help is a phone call or email away. NorthStar’s field‐trained technical staff is ready to help. For convenience, our professional in‐store service department performs all repairs on site. Replacement parts are stocked at our Northern Tool + Equipment warehouse and ready to ship the same day your order is received.


Features + Benefits

  • Honda GX270 OHV engine with low oil shutdown
  • Full cast iron two-stage pump for long service life
  • W-style cylinder design for superior cooling
  • Pump head made of FC35 Grade cast iron
  • Floating-type Swedish steel valves deliver much longer valve life
  • Operates at slower RPM to run cooler and last longer
  • Low Vibration Technology (LVT) features a dynamically balanced pump for smooth operation and long life
  • One-piece cast iron crankcase has bearings on both ends of crankshaft for superior crankshaft support, not overhung crankshaft design
  • 100% duty cycle
  • Delivers 14.9 CFM @ 90 PSI
  • 175 max. PSI
  • Oversized flywheel for cooler operation
  • Heavy cast iron flywheel provides extra momentum
  • Step-type piston rings ensure piston ring overlap for better compression
  • Sight glass for quick viewing of oil level
  • Replaceable crank journals and wrist pin journal/needle bearings
  • Two-piece connecting rods can be rebuilt for superior serviceability
  • High pressure piston wrist pins have needle bearings
  • Easy start lever on unloader valve isolates pump from tank pressure, so engine won't have to start under load
  • Durable steel belt guard
  • Liquid-filled pressure gauge
  • Pressure regulator to control outlet pressure
  • 8-gallon horizontal twin tank
  • Extend your NorthStar pump warranty to 5 years with the purchase and use of a NorthStar start-up kit (Item# 45933)
Key Specs
Item# 459222
Brand NorthStar
Manufacturer's Warranty 4 Yr Consumer/2 Yr Commercial
Ship Weight 217.0 lbs
Max. PSI 175
HP 8.5
CFM at 175 PSI 14.2
CFM at 135 PSI 14.5
CFM at 90 PSI 14.9
CFM at 40 PSI 15.7
Engine Honda GX 270
Start Type Recoil
Engine Displacement (cc) 270
Engine Idle Control Yes
Stage 2
Drive Belt
Tank Type Horizontal twin
Air Tank Size (gal.) 8
Portable or Stationary Portable
Pump Cast iron
Duty Cycle 100%
Air Outlet Size (in.) 1/4 quick connect
After-Cooler Included Yes
Drain System Manual
Low Oil Protection Yes
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 1.4
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 42 x 18 x 29

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