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Air Compressor Rentals

Corning Rental is Southwest Iowa’s largest full line construction and equipment rental provider. We carry a several towable air compressors for rent. Whether you are coming in from out of town for a job in Council Bluffs or Omaha, or had a compressor go down in rural Iowa, you can count on us at Corning Rental for reliable air compressor rentals to help you get the job done.

Types of Air Compressors for Rent

Click the links or images below to view availability and pricing of our towable air compressors and reserve online for delivery or pickup at one of our four convenient locations in Glenwood, Corning, Red Oak, or Shenandoah, Iowa. Please call us with any questions or if you need help selecting the right equipment for your project in Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Glenwood, Omaha, or anywhere in Southwest Iowa.

Towable Air Compressors

Renting a towable air compressor is cost-effective, offering lower upfront costs, no storage or maintenance burdens compared to buying. It provides flexibility with various sizes available, allowing you to try before you buy and avoid owning rarely used equipment. Powerful and portable, rentals are ideal for short-term projects or those needing specific sizes. However, frequent use or very specific needs might make buying more practical.

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Towable air compressors, also known as portable air compressors, are versatile pieces of equipment used in various applications that require compressed air. Here are some of the common uses:

  • Construction: They are commonly used for powering nail guns, sanders, impact wrenches, and other pneumatic tools used in construction projects.
  • Sandblasting: Sandblasting uses compressed air to propel abrasive material at a surface to clean, smooth, or shape it.
  • Tire inflation: They can be used to inflate tires on trucks, buses, and other heavy machinery.
  • Roadside assistance: Towable air compressors are often used by tow truck companies to inflate customer tires.
  • Painting: They are used in paint jobs to apply paint evenly and efficiently with spray guns.
  • Operating pneumatic equipment: They can be used to operate various pneumatic equipment, such as jackhammers, breakers, and drills.


They are particularly useful in situations where:

  • There is no electricity available.
  • The job site is constantly changing, and the compressor needs to be moved frequently.
  • A large volume of air is required.

The right size air compressor for you depends on two main factors: the CFM (cubic feet per minute) required by the air tools you plan to use and the PSI (pounds per square inch) needed for those tools.

Here's a general guide to help you determine the CFM requirement:

  • Low CFM (0-3 CFM): Ideal for inflating tires, stapling, and light nailing.
  • Medium CFM (3-7 CFM): Suitable for powering paint guns, impact wrenches, and medium-duty sanders.
  • High CFM (7+ CFM): Capable of running jackhammers, high-volume sanders, and multiple tools simultaneously.

Once you've identified the CFM requirements of your tools, add 20-30% as a buffer to account for pressure drops and ensure the compressor can handle short bursts of higher demand.

Here's an example:

  • If your nail gun requires 4 CFM at 90 PSI, you'll need a compressor that can deliver at least 5.2-6 CFM (4 CFM * 1.3) at 90 PSI.

It's also important to consider the PSI needs of your tools. Most home DIY projects can be accomplished with a compressor that offers 90-120 PSI. However, some specialty tools may require higher pressure.

Here are some additional tips for choosing an air compressor:

  • Electric vs. Gas-powered: Electric compressors are quieter and easier to maintain, but they are limited by the length of the power cord. Gas-powered compressors offer more portability and are ideal for remote locations without access to electricity.
  • Tank size: A larger tank will allow you to work for longer periods without the compressor having to cycle on and off as frequently. However, a larger tank also means a larger and heavier compressor.


For specific recommendations, it's best to consult with the experts at Corning Rental.  We can help you assess your needs and recommend an air compressor rental that is the right size and type for your projects.

Yes! Corning Rental offers delivery and pickup within a 350-mile radius in Southwest Iowa, even dipping into Omaha, Nebraska, and as far down as Kansas City, Missouri.