Peerless Black PB17000

PB17000 Single Phase Air Compressor: Belt Drive, 15Amp, 3HP, 280LPM

Compact performance: 280L/min free air. Alloy pump on a 50L tank, price point air compressor that has performance. Impressive performance in a compact design.
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Power at a Glance

Free air delivery

Litres per minute of air

280LPM @ 100PSI


Electric 3HP

Power supply

15 Amp Plug


Pounds per square inch

Max 145 PSI

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PB17000 Single Phase Air Compressor: Belt Drive, 15Amp, 3HP, 280LPM

Performance without the price tag.


Power on the go.

Take your compressor wherever you go with its easy and flexible design.



Warranty - 1 year pump and motor warranty - Industrial warranty not domestic


Cast Iron Barrel.

Alloy pump featuring a cast iron barrel for minimal wear.

Product description

The Peerless Black 17000 is a great entry level belt drive air compressor, this runs super quiet and this is due to the pump only revving at a 1100RPM! 

Producing an impressive 280 litres per minute of free air delivery on a 3HP electric motor (15A plug) makes this quite the performer for a light industrial air compressor.

Like its model below, the PB14000, its unique design also comes with caster wheels on the front and pneumatic wheels on the back which makes it very easy to move from job to job. 

For a light industrial air compressor it packs a lot of punch but it also has its limitations, keep in mind for high air demands you will have to step it up to a bigger air compressor like a belt drive, be sure to check your air tools for the air flow requirements but most importantly use our "Find the right air compressor" tool located on our home page to assist in making the right decision for your air needs. 

Able to run;

  • Low pressure spray gun
  • Car tyre inflation gun
  • Stapling / fitting gun
  • Framing / grease gun
  • Chalking / riveter gun
  • Screw driver
  • 1/2" Ratchet / impact gun
  • Air duster


Please note: air compressors i.e piston type, are not designed to run continuously they must cut in and out. Direct drive models should only have up to a 40-50% duty cycle. Belt Drive hobby models are up to 60-70% and full industrial belt drive models are up to 75-85%. If the compressor runs over these duty cycles it could cause failure. Important - first check voltage on each building site as low voltage will cause the motor to fail on all compressors. It must have be better than 230 volt at peak times. Extension leads will cause voltage drop, it's better to use extra air hose.

Performance of all our belt driven air compressors are to AS4637.

For over 60 years Peerless Products has been delivering and exceeding the needs of industry. Ask us about your requirements.

Technical Specifications
Code Model Pump Displacement (CFM) Free Air Delivery (LPM) Max PSI Motor HP Warranty
Tank Capacity (L) Pump up
time to 100PSI
Dimensions (mm)
Weight (kg)
PB17000 PB17000 14 CFM 280 LPM 145 3 1 Year 1 Year 50L 1.00 Min 880Lx410Wx760H

Technical Data

Pump type Cylinders Pump head
Oil capacity Pump RPM Outlet thread Electricity Amps draw
Air cooled Alloy
Side by side
2 16 FT LB
1L 1020 1/4" BSP 240V / 15A 13
Spare parts
Retail $760.00
Cost $760.00 Retail Retail

Top End of Pump Alloy Side by Side

Internal Components of Pump Alloy Side by Side

External / Body Components of Pump Alloy Side by Side

Peerless Black air compressors

The Peerless Black, light industrial range, is the result of consulting with the Australian market for many years. Designed and developed specifically for the building trade and DIY home renovator.

From our slow revving oilless pumps at 1350RPM though to our slow revving alloy pump they produce some of the highest free air deliveries compared to anything else in the Australian market. Get the right air compressor that you can trust to do it right the first time!

Do it right and buy a Peerless!

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