This compressor is designed for the compressor to be vertical, and the tank to be horizontal.Hi, jschaben.
Thank you for all the great information. Since it
s oil lubricated, every time when I try to lift the compressor, I should keep it upright?
I think the label is meant to infer not lifting the compressor by the handle, which is perhaps designed to push the unit forward, rather than to be used to lift the unit.
I had a similar unit for a long time, and I only used the handle to move the unit horizontally.