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Hitachi EC2510E Wheelbarrow Air Compressor Reviews & Ratings

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Hitachi EC2510E Reviews
Overall Rating
2.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5
Quiet (1)
Price (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Mountable (1)
Easy To Store (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
Pneumatic Throttle Stick... (1)
Breather Spits Pump Oil (1)
Loud (1)
60% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
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Hitachi has been making quality construction tools for a long time, and that experience shines in this compressor. The wheelbarrow configuration allows a large compressor to be moved around a job site, and up & down ramps for transport.

The over-sized tire, vibration-absorbing feet, and fully enclosed belt cage are nice professional-grade touches. We especially like the commercial grade Honda GX160 engine that powers this unit. It's easier to start than other brands, runs quieter, and... more
Jim Recommends This Model
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Jon Kassaw
Carthage, TX
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Durable And Reliable Compressor
I work in the oilfield and needed a gas powered compressor that could handle an automatic grease gun for greasing industrial pumpjacks, airing up flat tires, and running a decent impact wrench.

I have never bought any Hitachi stuff before and I admit that I was a bit reluctant, because I like to go with names I have experience with.

After I bought the unit, I took off the rubber feet and the tires, and bolted it down to my truck bed. I have dragged that poor compressor through rain,... more
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Jason Reskin
Overland Park, KS
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Unit For The Cost!
Got mine as a scratch and dent. It is mounted to a deckover trailer and we just run the hoses we need to the site. Runs a long time on very little gas (I think it only holds a gallon, maybe two?).

I have been keeping up on the maintenance with the help of online websites and haven't had any trouble.
Pros: Reliable, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again, Mountable
Cons: Loud, Breather Spits Pump Oil, Pneumatic Throttle Sticks
Jason Recommends This Hitachi Product
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Stephanie J.
Saint Charles, MO
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Broke Quickly
I bought this new and with in 2 months the pump was leaking oil. Took it to repair center and now 2 months later Hitachi still has not sent replacement pump.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Stephanie Recommends This Hitachi Product
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Please give the folks at Hitachi a call at (866) 775-9429 and let them know the name and phone number of the shop that's working on your unit, the model of the compressor, and the name of the person you've been talking to at the shop. They should be able to help move your repair forward.

I didn't see where you bought your unit from us, so I'm sorry- we can't step in to help.
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Scott A. C.
Venice, FL
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Pump Oil Leak- New Unit
I bought this new, lifted the unit by the handles to move around a job site while it was turned off. Oil is leaking out of the pump air intake valve.

It happens every time I move it, so now it is low on pump oil. Hitachi has a bad design on this one. I should have bought another Emglo/Jenny wheelbarrow compressor.
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
This unit has a 1 year Factory Warranty from Hitachi since you bought it new. You can use the Service Locator link at the bottom of our website to find the Authorized Repair facilities closest to you, or give the folks at Hitachi a call, toll free, at (866) 775-9429.

Please be sure to have the serial number of your compressor handy if you call them- they may ask for it. You will need a copy of your invoice for any warranty work, and you may want to call around to see which facility has the quickest turn-around time.
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Bill C.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 8/3/12
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Malfunctioned After A Month
We purchased two units and one had a major oil leak in the pump today. It sputtered and is not operational, even though it has hardly been used. Oil completely drained out of pump from leak. Not sure where the leak is, but will reinspect the second unit for similar issue.

I've never had a compressor break so fast. Stunned, as this was supposed to be rated well. It seemed to be running well until the oil leak.
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
This unit has a 1 year Factory Warranty, so please contact the folks at Hitachi directly, toll free, at (866) 775-9429.

We get very few reports of problems with Hitachi compressors, we're sure they will be happy to get your leak resolved as soon as possible.
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Jay L.
Edmonton, AL
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Don't Buy One Of These
These are absolutely the worst compressors I've ever owned We run a framing company based in Alberta Canada and have run Gennies for years, I was convinced by a local nail supplier to switch to Hitachi and let me tell you worst mistake ever. Do not purchase a gas powered Hitachi if you are going to use it in any commercial application as it will not last.

Their customer service is absurd and they will not resolve any warranty issues. The pumps leak, the pressure regulators leak, the... more
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
We are sorry to hear of the unfavorable experience you have had with your Hitachi product. Our advice to you would be to contact Hitachi directly. They can be reached at (866) 775-9429. I'm sure they would appreciate the feedback.
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Matt B.
Delafield, WI
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Warning! Junk!
I became self employed and buy two hitatchi gas compressors. I used to use rol-airs but bought hitatchi because they are cheaper than rol-air. Both compressors malfunctioned within the first year with the exact same issues.

They would run fine for 5-10 minutes and then they would suddenly make an EXTREMELY loud rattling noise and shut off. They also would spit oil at times and I had them both fixed under warranty but after a couple months it happened again to one of them (same issue).
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Please contact Hitachi customer support at (866) 775-9429.
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