Portable Air Compressor

Portable Air Compressor

The Bobcat® PA185VP portable air compressor gives you high-powered versatility with the legendary FlexAir system, allowing you to easily adjust thepressure to dial in your air power needs.

  • FlexAir system provides tool-free adjustable air power 
  • Optional 4 kW on-board generator with 120V duplex outlets 
  • Ideal for high power needs across various applications 
  • Hand-held air tools, sandblasting, sprinkler blowout, cable laying, fiber optic cable laying and pipeline testing

PA185VP Overview

The Bobcat PA185VP portable air compressor was designed for ultimate jobsite flexibility to maximize your productivity.

With the FlexAir System, you maintain complete control of both air pressure and airflow. From the control panel, you can dial in the exact combination of pressure and flow within the compressor’s operational range. The FlexAir System gives you ultimate versatility to power a variety of jobsite applications all with a single machine.

The control panel, hose connections, spacious 8,700-cubic-inch toolbox and optional 4 kW generator with 120V duplex outlets are all safely located on the curb side of the air compressor.

The premium control panel’s intuitive design ensures ease of use, and the spin-on separator element makes for quick and easy maintenance without having to enter the separator tank itself.

The PA185VP comes with a trusted track record, U.S.-based customer support and local service options for maximum uptime. Expand your jobsite opportunities by increasing your productivity with the ultra-versatile and high-powered PA185VP portable air compressor.

PA185VP Specs & Compare


PA185VP Key Specifications

Rated Operating Pressure
125 psig (8.6 bar) 

PA185VP Key Specifications

Rated Operating Pressure
125 psig (8.6 bar) 


Engine Make
Emissions Tier Level
Tier 4 Final (T4F) 
147 in³
System Voltage
12 V


Rated Speed
2550 rpm 
Idle Speed
1,400 rpm
Shipping Weight with Running Gear
2,353 lb
Operating Weight with Running Gear
2,594 lb
Shipping Weight without Running Gear
2,143 lb
Operating Weight without Running Gear
2,384 lb


Fuel Tank Capacity
34.5 gal


Length with Running Gear
142.9 in
Width with Running Gear
68.5 in
Height with Running Gear
67.5 in
Track Width with Running Gear
60 in
Tire Size with Running Gear
15 in
Length without Running Gear
94.6 in
Width without Running Gear
49.3 in
Height without Running Gear
56.3 in


Rated Operating Pressure
125 psig (8.6 bar) 
Pressure Range
80-200 psig (5.5-13.7 bar) 
FlexAir Flow Range
184-165 cfm (5.2-4.7 m3/min.) 
Air Discharge Outlet Size
0.75 in
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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust (including diesel engine exhaust when equipped), lead and lead compounds, mineral oils, soots, phthalates, and carbon monoxide which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Certain specification(s) are based on engineering calculations and are not actual measurements. Specification(s) are provided for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Specification(s) for your individual equipment will vary based on normal variations in design, manufacturing, operating conditions, and other factors.