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O.T.: Pressure Washer Pursuit

nolan8vnolan8v Posts: 358
I'm in the market to buy a cold water, gasoline pressure washer that can produce at least 4,000 psi.

Budget is not to exceed $4K.

My motor preference is Honda.

Any recommendations or buying tips from "lessons learned" are greatly appreciated.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,512
    No recommendations besides your parameters-Honda is the engine of choice and you should be able to save considerable $$ on your budget with some judicious effort.  4K psi is the new "normal" and if you can go less then you could buy a XL with the change!  FWIW-
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,921
    Just curious, why do you need at least 4,000? My little 1300 can destroy a wooden deck with little effort.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    I have a John Deere I purchased at Lowe's. I think it's 3500 psi. My guys use it a lot. Had it for 3 years.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,383
    I had one of these for years but sold it to a friend because it took up too much space.  He still uses it regularly.  Honda 13HP 4000 psi.

    http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/outdoor-grounds-maintenance/pressure-washers/gas/4000-psi-pressure-washer-13hp-honda-gx-engine-stainless-steel-frame
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  • nolan8vnolan8v Posts: 358
    RRP,

    The higher psi reduces my cycle time for the tasks at hand.
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  • nolan8vnolan8v Posts: 358
    nolaegghead,

    Thanks for the link. I am checking this one out now (specifications, etc.).

    Did you (or your friend) ever have any issues with the pump on this pressure washer?
    "You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you."
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  • nolan8vnolan8v Posts: 358
    henapple,

    Thanks for the tip. I am looking on the web to find out more about this John Deere pressure washer.

    "You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you."
    Chris Rose 

  • nolan8vnolan8v Posts: 358
    lousubcap,

    Thanks for the buying tips.

    "You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you."
    Chris Rose 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,383
    edited June 2014
    @nolan8v - No, never.  And I regret selling it because I'm already on my second 6HP pressure washer. 

    One tip to keep the pumps running well is to turn it off if you're going to let it idle more than a minute.   And (obviously) never run it without water.  

    When it's idling, the water is still being pumped, but through a bypass.  This water heats up, and that heat is bad for the pump.

    That 13HP unit is a beast.  Makes short work of most jobs.  Keep all pressure washers away from kids and drunk people.  I've seen some horrific injuries.
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,217
    Honda (red) with a Cat pump will serve you well. Should be able to run multi-taps from this as well.
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