Ridgid 18V Digital Inflator Truck Reviews & Accessories

Ridgid 18V Digital Inflator R87044


Ridgid R87044 Takes to the Streets with Tire Inflator

Ridgid previously announced their 2020 line of 18V tools they have planned for release over the next few months. One of the upcoming tools, the Ridgid 18V digital inflator (R87044) looks like it will be helpful in a pinch. It also seems pretty easy to actually use.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Ridgid R87044
  • High (claimed) airflow rate
  • 2 in. rotating digital dial
  • Quick connect chuck
  • Available in 2020

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Key Features

Ridgid hasn’t been super forthcoming about the details surrounding the 18V digital inflator. We can at least pass on what little we do know about it.

Ridgid claims their 18V digital inflator has a high airflow and delivers the “fastest truck tire fill from flat to full”. We’d love to see some specs here to have some idea how they’re able to make that claim, but for now, we’ll look forward to testing Ridgid’s claims.

Instead of buttons, the Ridgid R87044 inflator features a 2 in. rotating dial to set your desired pressure. Though it looks like a small change, it does at least streamline the look of the inflator. All of your pressure settings and changes look clearly visible on the digital readout.

Finally, the Ridgid 18V digital tire inflator features a quick connect chuck for quick accessory and stem changes. It looks like the stems also have onboard storage, keeping all your parts where you can easily find them.

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Wrapping Up

We still don’t have any word of an official release date for the Ridgid 18V digital inflator beyond a vague “coming in 2020.” Following in the same train of thought, we also look forward to finding out the retail pricing for the tool. Like other Ridgid cordless 18V tools, this one should come with a Lifetime Service Agreement.

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dave

Same problem as the competition, a laughably anemic motor and cylinder size, so it takes ages (minutes) to inflate a single tire, while it runs at higher RPM to try (and fail to) make up for these deficiencies which increases wear, then it builds up more heat too, decreasing lifespan. It’s a vicious cycle all because they couldn’t put $5 more into the motor and a buck worth of extra potmetal in the cylinder. Now some brands have one with a tank on it, but no I don’t want a honkin’big tank just to inflate things. It’d run out the… Read more »

Last edited 4 days ago by dave