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Air Venturi EC-3000 Compressor by Hill

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5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

By Wendell from USA on 2020-07-15 12:50:06

Things I liked:

This is a well built and engineered compressor. I'm overwhelmed about the computer control panel, if you get it to warm , it will shut down for cooling at 75 degrees and back to pumping at 65 degrees. It's really quiet during running and love the fact it has two individual tanks for lubricants, crank oil and silicone lube for the pump. I'm simply blown away at such an affordable piece of quality engineering.

Things I would have changed:

Put an additional line filter on it.

What others should know:

I put the Air Venturi stainless filer on my fill line just for insurance not to pass any particles into my guns. Keep the control panel on top covered as to protect it when not in use. Make sure to keep a visual on lube levels at all times before starting. Keep extra lubricant on hand.

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1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

By Kris from USA on 2021-01-10 16:45:26

Things I liked:

NOT TOO IMPRESSED!!!! Received the first one in late Oct. did not even get an hour of run time on it before air was coming out of the piston head and would not allow any pressure to be built up, I have my suspicions that it was a refurbished unit due to the fact that there were oil stains in the bottom of the box underneath the two reservoir tanks. And top of the reservoirs felt as if there was some residual lubricant on them. I returned it for an exchange hoping it was just a fluke. Received the replacement almost a month later as they were out of stock and had to wait for them to come in. The replacement did slightly better logging in just over an hour of run time before the exact same problem occurred, I will try one more exchange, if the 3rd unit fails again i will try another brand. I figured for the extra $ compared to a nomad or other similar unit it would be better built. So far I was wrong. Hoping maybe the 3rd time will be the charm.

Things I would have changed:

For that kind of money I would expect a bit more reliability, especially from a Hill product, I have had a Hill hand pump for a while and never had any problems with it at all, I guess i was counting on that Hill name to be one of those "get what you pay for" scenarios. Needless to say so far i am left disappointed and frustrated. I don't think I could recommend this product at this time...

What others should know:

Pyramyd Air customer service is second to none and has been great to work with trying to resolve this issue.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    What I like. How they corrected early problems. They fixed one problem by doing a recall, updated their software and posted videos so customers could fix temp probe & top end problems. In my opinion thats a whole lot cheaper and faster then having to pay to ship it back for repairs, warranty or not. Now they got a service manual out that covers maintenance, troubleshooting and fixing things that WILL eventually go bad like compressor valves and piston O rings. Lets face it. It is just a machine and things will happen but if help and parts are readily available then I can accept that. I had a couple questions about the compressor. E-mailed Hill and received the answers early the next day. I have been well pleased with mine for the 6 months I have had it. It is pretty fast, easy to use & maintain, reasonably quiet with low vibration. The moisture separator, even though looks a little small, seems to do a good job and I like the one valve that both bleeds off the pressure & moisture.

    Things I would have changed:

    The fill whip. It just hangs there with no place to store it. Wouldn't be so bad if it had a quick disconnect to the compressor. It is also a little too short and needs a particle filter. The power cord. Needs to be a couple feet longer with a bigger wire size. Would like to see compressor come with extra fuses and burst disks. Apparently it has two fuses, one by the off/on switch and, ONE IN THE PLUG???

    What others should know:

    Added a 6 ft 10AGW extension cord to mine. Also a 2 ft whip with one of the small Air Venturi filters. This removes dirt/dust and allows me to place my gun ABOVE the compressor for better moisture control while filling. The fill whip that comes with the compressor has different fittings than what I have been using. There are several different types so check them out before attempting to attach an extension to it. Zip tied pieces of PVC pipe to a couple of the legs to store the ends of the fill whip and the additional 2 ft whip/filter in.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Build quality, and simple user control panel.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Save your money and buy this compressor instead of all the Chinese junk!

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    As soon as I removed the pump from the box I could tell that it was rugged engineering. This pump is actually built to last. It has a crank case that you put oil in dispelling the problems that I had with two other brands of pumps. It has a reservoir for the silicone oil removing the need for manually adding it. The touchtone screen it’s simple to operate in directly to the point.

    Things I would have changed:

    The only thing I can think of is possibly a longer fill whip.

    What others should know:

    Since this air compressor is quite expensive I have not used it with the DC AC converter on my truck. I was wondering if anyone had any information about that possibility in the field?

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Well built Easy to operate Fills fast Quiet

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing so far

    What others should know:

    She's the unit!!! You buy a good one you have a good one

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Quality construction,design , components... Easy to use ( using the rotary dial to set pressure and start filling becomes easy after a couple uses)

    Things I would have changed:

    Would be nice if unit also had an analog pressure gauge

    What others should know:

    As with most all PCP compressors this unit is expensive and I was uneasy to make the purchase ....that being said, I am impressed enough by its build quality and design that it should have a service life long enough to offset its cost

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Not water cooled. Has auto shut off. Can pump to 4300psi. Quiet. Very high quality. Fairly light and not too big.

    Things I would have changed:

    Entering data can be a little touchy. You have to tap the button quickly not press it.

    What others should know:

    I am new to the PCP world so I have no comparison to make but I like that it is made in the UK and not China. It pumps up very quickly and I have no regrets in buying it. I feel that it is the best. Parts and schematics are available and that is very important to me. I would recommend it to a friend.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Quiet enough to locate in the house, quick efficient, excellent self temperature monitoring and cooldown pauses.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Extremely well made and well engineered. Works flawlessly. Almost no maintenance. I can't believe how fast it fills my airguns. Very quiet. Very nice looking. I don't think there is a better compressor out there for someone who just wants to fill airguns. Only have to change oil after 50 hours, which takes a long time as fast as it fills airguns.

    Things I would have changed:

    Keep the Crank Oil which is required every 50 hours in stock. Seems like it is always on backorder.

    What others should know:

    This will be one of the best purchases you ever made if you shoot a lot. I love this compressor.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    NOT TOO IMPRESSED!!!! Received the first one in late Oct. did not even get an hour of run time on it before air was coming out of the piston head and would not allow any pressure to be built up, I have my suspicions that it was a refurbished unit due to the fact that there were oil stains in the bottom of the box underneath the two reservoir tanks. And top of the reservoirs felt as if there was some residual lubricant on them. I returned it for an exchange hoping it was just a fluke. Received the replacement almost a month later as they were out of stock and had to wait for them to come in. The replacement did slightly better logging in just over an hour of run time before the exact same problem occurred, I will try one more exchange, if the 3rd unit fails again i will try another brand. I figured for the extra $ compared to a nomad or other similar unit it would be better built. So far I was wrong. Hoping maybe the 3rd time will be the charm.

    Things I would have changed:

    For that kind of money I would expect a bit more reliability, especially from a Hill product, I have had a Hill hand pump for a while and never had any problems with it at all, I guess i was counting on that Hill name to be one of those "get what you pay for" scenarios. Needless to say so far i am left disappointed and frustrated. I don't think I could recommend this product at this time...

    What others should know:

    Pyramyd Air customer service is second to none and has been great to work with trying to resolve this issue.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The engineering and quality are topnotch. It is very quiet. It fills all of my PCP's very fast. Auto shut-off when it reaches set pressure. Pauses to cool down automatically if temp gets too high. Has hour meter so you know when to change the oil at 50 hours. One bottle each of crank oil and silicone oil are included so you can start using this compressor as soon as you receive it. Very fast shipping from Pyramid Air when they are in stock.

    Things I would have changed:

    Apparently you should only use the crank oil from Air Venturi. I would be nice if they advised of another more available oil to use, since Air Venturi crank oil is out of stock almost all the time at Pyramid Air.

    What others should know:

    This is for filling airguns, not large scuba tanks. You will be very impressed with the quality of this compressor when you unbox it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I just want to say thank you Pyramyd Air for no hassle and fast shipping on my FX impact. I am a very happy man :) Thank you! Hill EC-3000 Air Cooled 4500 Psi Compressor. Hands down, One of the best compressor on the market! On the Fx Impact Compact .30 Cal. From 110 to 250 Bars in 2 minutes. Hatsan Gladius and Karl Puncher Breaker both .25 Cal. From 110 to 200 Bars under a minute. I also filled 90 cu in. 4500 psi bottle. I forgot to time it, but it was fast.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    The compressor will stop running at 74 celsius (165.2 Fahrenheit). It will cool down (1.5 to 2 minutes) and restart, this cycle will repeat until desired psi is reached. Made in England.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I am new to PCP, though not by any means to air gunning. I'm 78, in reasonably good shape but knew I wouldn't be up to hand pumping, by stamina and temperament, and scuba tanks were not possible because the closest dive shop is 50+ miles one way and I plan to shoot long and often. After reading and researching I decided on the Hill-3000 and so far am very happy. It seems a solid and simple to use machine and though I have not used it extensively, as yet, it seems very well built and dependable. Time will tell but I can see no reason for a fail, to this point. Hope I'm not overly optimistic.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would have liked the pressure set to remain at set pressure rather than having to reset each fill. I am investigating the effect of falling pressure as it affects accuracy in my rifle so I am refilling quite often to a set pressure and sometimes find it difficult to set the pressure without excessive fiddling with the control knob.

    What others should know:

    Overall, I am very satisfied with my machine. As stated, time will affect my judgement, but as it stands now, I find little that I would improve upon, except as already noted and, of course, make it cost less dearly.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Clean, well thought out component installation. Plenty of power to fill large reservoirs on your airgun quickly. Relatively quiet, too.

    Things I would have changed:

    It would be great if the fill hose could have been a foot or 18" longer. No big deal, just less constricting and a bit easier to reach my rifle. Also, I'm not in love with the round "control wheel". I would have preferred more digital controls for fill pressure that also maintained a memory for fill pressure cut-off. Again, not a big deal; just some thoughts for a MkII version down the road.

    What others should know:

    It sure beats the heck out of manually pumping or driving to the SCUBA store for a fill. I'm thinking that I'll keep my 66 cubic foot tank and use it if I'm going off property since this compressor is 120V only. This Hill compressor is not intended to fill large tanks, but it has no problem topping off a tank of most any size.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Being new to PCP airguns, I was getting tired of using the hand pump to fill my rifle. This was just perfect for me. It runs quiet, fills my rifle quickly and is so easy to use. I was shopping for a compressor and almost bought the Amazon special. Im so glad I found and waited on this one before I did. I havent had it very long but It appears to be built extremely well.

    Things I would have changed:

    The charging hose could be a little longer and have some type of clip to secure it when not being used. Also being a powder burner shooter my entire life, Im still getting used to the high prices of quality PCP guns, pumps and accessories. I wish it could be less expensive but like they say Buy once, Cry once.

    What others should know:

    Its a really nice compressor. If you can get over the sticker shock, you wont be disappointed.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I own two of these compressors. If the EC-3000 had only one attribute, it would be speed! In fact, twice as fast as the Omega Air Charger in filling airguns. It is fairly fast on small tanks too, but only to 300 BAR (4,350 PSI).

    Things I would have changed:

    The instructions need to be expanded, and the setting of the pressures, better defined. You can still learn to do it correctly over time, but not the first time to be sure! It vibrates more than I think it should.

    What others should know:

    The pressure setting varies a bit depending on the set pressure. For example, setting it to 250 BAR, may indeed pump things up to 252 BAR. This is due to manufacturing tolerance, and if not a fault!

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Reasonably compact and quiet, it has a built-in moisture removing filter, it fills my guns rapidly.

    Things I would have changed:

    It requires proprietary silicone lubricants

    What others should know:

    After struggling with a hand pump, it is night and day easier to use this compressor. I looked at the Chinese compressors that retail for less than half the price, but I wanted a pump that was well-built and would be reliable. This compressor doesn't require a water bath for cooling like the Chinese compressors do. Being able to contact the manufacturer for spare parts if needed is a plus too. So far I am very impressed with the performance. Filling an Air Arms S500 from 150 bar to 250 bar takes less than a minute. I've only done a few fills so I can't vouch for long-term reliability, but judging from the quality of the parts, I expect it to last a long time.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    A fairly robust compressor, for what it was designed to do (Filling air guns). Rapidly fills my PCP rifles. I can fill my regulated Air Arms S500 with a 288 cc tank from 150 Bar to 250 Bar in 1 minute, 15 seconds. Unit is well-design and easy to maintain. The Oil/Water separator seems to be effective. The bleed valve is mounted on the oil/water separator, which not only bleeds the line pressure, but also blows out the water and oil from the separator (instead of having to open up the separator to change filters, like on smaller compressors). Unit is very quiet, and has a modest foot print. Automatic shut off works well, and shuts the compressor off at the actual desired pressure consistently. The compressor shuts off automatically when the compressor gets to 75C, them automatically starts again when the pressure drops to 65C. Easy to maintain: Crank case oil and silicone oil levels are easy to read, and easy to top off.

    Things I would have changed:

    It would be nice if the compressor could fill 100 cu-ft carbon fiber tanks from 0-4500 PSI, but it was not designed to do this. It would be nice if there was a dehumidifying intake filter available a Pyramyd Air, like the one for the full-size Air Venturi Nomad.

    What others should know:

    I occasionally use this compressor to top off my pony CF tank, filling it from 260 Bar to 290 Bar. I bought this compressor when my local Dive shop closed, and I lost my source of compressed air. So far I am happy with this compressor's performance. Make sure that you order extra crank case oil and silicone oil that is available at Pyramyd Air.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Well made machine, and clear instructions. This unit came shipped quickly from Pyramid air. After reading the instructions I filled both the crank oil and the silicone to the marks. The crank oil takes a little time to settle to get to the correct level. Take your time and do it right. Once hooked up, I pumped my FX Impact from about 180 bar to 250 bar in a minute or less. This is a wonderful piece of machinery. I had a compressor for 5 years that came in what your shoes come in when you buy them. Sorry left the details out but your mind can figure it out. Was great. This thing amazes me how far the air gun compressors advanced in recent years.

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    Nice machine, built nice, and it seems it will last. Easily portable, it's smaller then what you think by looking at the photo. I am excited and can't wait to start plinking. Hope you order yours and enjoy it as much as me.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Quality craftsmanship. the people at Hill are proud of what they do, it shows. Quiet for an LVHP type compressor. I feel like this one of going to last. I like the safety features. I fill multiple guns of differing pressures so Im glad the pressure resets at power on every time. This compressor was designed, manufactured AND assembled in Sheffield, UK

    Things I would have changed:

    So far? Nothing.

    What others should know:

    This is a very high quality piece. My NOMAD II lasted about 50 fills, cant say for sure but I think this one will last much longer. if youre In the market, look no further. Its quiet, quick and feels/looks very durable.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Seems built to last, screams quality. Takes two minutes to fill my crown and impact. Very easy to see the oil lines and when to add lubricant. Quiet compared to the Nomad II and is built 100 times better. For my shooting purposes, I have no need to fill a tank with this. I have my large CF tank filled once a year at a scuba place and it gets me through coyote season and then some when I am in the field so portability in a compressor is no issue for me.

    Things I would have changed:

    Lots of water and oil seem to be dispelled when the pressure release valve is released after a fill. From the manual I can't see any filters that need replaced or attention too. Has me somewhat concerned about how dry the air is going into the gun or where the filter on this is located. The manual doesn't address this.

    What others should know:

    if you are on the fence between a Nomad II and this... there is no question. Drop 300 more and get this... Went through three Nomad II in a year... and they were all maintained per the manual... put this next to a Nomad II and you will wonder how AV can, in their right mind, charge what they do for the Nomad II

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