Pros:Has handled all the cleaning tasks I ask of it and is affordable.
Cons:poor wheel design, leaky gas cap
The Bottom Line: A great product for any homeowner to handle tough cleaning tasks easily and affordably.
I bought this pressure washer 2 years ago based mostly on price- It is definitely one of the more affordable units at about 200 dollars.
Recommend this product?
Your purchase comes with the main unit, a wheel set, a 25 foot long plastic hose to connect the wand to the pump, motor oil, and the wand.
Assembly is pretty simple and straightforward- Add oil, assemble wand, connect wand to pump, connect garden hose.Extremely easy to assemble and use!
The unit uses regular gasoline like a lawn mower, and starts with a pull cord, much like a lawn mower. Mine usually starts by the second pull... When you are finnished, simply move the idle lever from fast or slow to stop.
The wand has two settings- fan spray or thin stream. The fan spray acccomplished most of my cleaning tasks(like removing algea from siding, cleaning concrete, and renewing wood fencing and furniture)
This tool has enough power (2000 psi, and 1.9 gallons per minute.)to reliably cover these projects but without the worry of damage that can come from the bigger and more powerful units. It only weighs about 60 pounds so it is easy to carry, and features a briggs and stratton 3.75 H.P. engine
As far as gripes: poor wheel design and too small wheels make rolling on grass and turf difficult. Also, when rolling, gas sometimes seeps out of the gas cap.
The fittings are all threaded, but you can convert the garden hose and washer wand hoses to quick connects easily with aftermarket connectors that make disassembly quicker and easier.
When storing a pressure washer for the winter, you can either run antifreeze through the pump, or blow the water out of the pump with an air compressor.