Champion Advantage 5 HP Vertical Compressor with 80 gal Tank

The Champion® Advantage VR5-8 is a simplex, vertical, reciprocating low-pressure compressor with one 5 hp motor driving an R15 pump. Pump and motor are mounted on a 80-gallon storage tank. The VR5-8 delivers 17.0 ACFM at 175 psi (28.9 m3/hr @ 12 bar). Ships free in the contiguous United States. For international and outlying state delivery rates, please contact the Nuvair sales team for assistance.


Champion® compressors are proven units, known for their reliability over decades of use. We know our products and understand how they operate in many different operating environments. No matter the application, Champion gets the job done.

The Advantage Program features fully-equipped compressor packages. Premium accessories on a superior performing compressor—saves you time and protects your investment.

Advantage Standard Features

  • Heavy Duty Two-Stage, Splash-Lubricated Air Compressor Pump
  • Multi-Finned Cylinders and Head
  • Integral Cylinder Head
  • Available Power Supplies
    - 208V / E3
    - 230V / E1
    - 230V / E3
  • Intercoolers for Cooling Between Stages
  • Reliable High Flow Disc Valves
  • Tapered Roller Main Bearings
  • Balanced Crankshaft
  • Oil-Level Site Glass
  • Centrifugal Unloader for Loadless Starting
  • 0-300 psi Air Pressure Gauge
  • Factory Fill with ChampLub Lubricants
  • 1800 RPM Motor
  • Enclosed Belt Guard
  • ASME Coded Air Receiver
    –Pressure Relief Valve
    –Service Valve
    –Drain Valve
    –Pressure Gauge
  • Start/Stop Pressure Switch Control
  • Oversized Inlet Filter
  • Mounted NEMA 1 Control Panel
    Provides thermal overload protection, and transformer provides reliable low voltage output to the auxiliary components.
  • Adjustable Electric Timed Drain
    Automatically discharges moisture from receiver.
  • Vibration Isolators
    Isolates the compressor unit from the foundation or floor. Reduces noise and protects the unit from vibrations that could cause damage.
  • Low-Oil Stop Control
    Shuts down the unit when oil levels are below an adequate level. Prevents the unit from restarting until oil level has been restored.
  • California Compliant

Available Options

  • Air Cooled Aftercooler
    The factory mounted, heavy duty, air-cooled aftercooler effectively removes up to 65% of the moisture from discharged compressed air.
  • Test-Off-Auto (TOA) Switch - Kit*
  • Hour Meter - Kit*
  • Premium Extended Warranty Kit (R15 Pump)

* Items are shipped loose and are not installed on the compressor package.


SKU Tank
(L x W x H)
175 psi
175 psi
VR5-8 80 gal / 303 L R15 5 35 x 27 x 75 in
90 x 69 x 191 cm
590 lb / 268 kg 737 17.0

Standard Warranty

The standard warranty covers parts and labor on the package components for one year and three years on the compressor pump. The Champion philosophy ensures long-lasting, reliable equipment. Our warranty program demonstrates our confidence in our products. Each new Champion assembled unit has a 3 year warranty on the compressor pump against defects in materials of workmanship under normal use and service. See Standard Warranty Form BU-32 for complete standard warranty details.

Champion 6 Year Premium Extended Warranty

Premium Extended Warranty

Purchase a Premium Warranty Kit at the same time as your new Champion compressor package to receive extended warranty protection. This offer will double the coverage with an additional 3 years of warranty on the compressor pump (parts & labor) providing 6 YEARS of worry free coverage. The Premium Extended Warranty also provides an extra 12 months coverage on the package for a total of 24 months. See Premium Warranty Form BU-28 for complete extended warranty details.

  • Premium Warranty kit has all necessary service items (oil & filters) for 6 years of annual maintenance.
  • The use of approved Champion lubricants are required to maintain the extended warranty period.
  • Duplex machines require two kits, one for each pump.


Illinois residents subject to an invoice after the sale for state sales tax owed.