Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
richy_B

Pressure washer recommendations.

Recommended Posts

Sorry, not quite arbtrucks, but for cleaning off the various arb trucks and kit 

 

Anyone used a decent petrol pressure washer that you could run off a water butt/IBC tank with tap?

 

We've tried the £200 stuff and unsurprisingly they are crap and fall apart in weeks. At the other end of the scale I've looked at genuine Honda engine units and they are £1500 upwards. I was hoping for something decent in the £500 region.  

 

Any ideas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, richy_B said:

Sorry, not quite arbtrucks, but for cleaning off the various arb trucks and kit 

 

Anyone used a decent petrol pressure washer that you could run off a water butt/IBC tank with tap?

 

We've tried the £200 stuff and unsurprisingly they are crap and fall apart in weeks. At the other end of the scale I've looked at genuine Honda engine units and they are £1500 upwards. I was hoping for something decent in the £500 region.  

 

Any ideas?

Karcher do some good petrol washers but a bit more than £500,you,ll need to be spending about £1000,mine will pull water out of a barrel aswell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, woody paul said:

Why has it got to be petrol driven. 

No mains power or water at location. Hence petrol and water butt. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Your best 'value for money' bet is something with a Chinese Honda copy (which are widely accepted as reliable these days) and a known pump for which spares are available. Generally this means Interpump (best) or AR (Italian..🙄. but then you run a multione! [so do I🤣]). There are brand new Honda copy 13hp machines out there for around £600, but it will most likely be the pump that fails and I have no idea how easy spares would be to find. Certainly on eBay there are a lot of 'returns' being sold.

 

WWW.EBAY.CO.UK

CRYTEC WX1300. Crytec - The Petrol Washer Market Leader. Crytec Ultra Durable Pump. The red is for blasting, yellow...

 

I have two, both with 13hp engines and one with a 15l/min pump and the other 21l/min at higher pressure. The 21l/m is far superior for cleaning. Once you have sufficient pressure (which is not as much as people think unless you are into abrasive cleaning etc) then flow to carry the dirt away is way more important. You may as well go petrol, as even the biggest electric machine (unless three phase) will seem as effective as pissing on it compared to a proper 13hp machine.

 

You'll be better off with an IBC than a water butt. 15l/m will run ok off most decent mains supplies, 21l/m usually needs a buffer tank anyhow.

 

For your budget, you will need to be looking secondhand but they are out there. Both my machines are Jetmac, and they are well put together. I picked the Loncin 15l/m one up for £350 needing a bit of work (and have fitted new pump pistons annd unloader valve, arouind £200 total), and the Honda GX390 21l/m was a total bargain at £700 barely used. It's belt driven too and is considerably smoother. I now keep the Loncin one on a pallet to make it easy to take one to site if I need one.

 

Comet are a 'known brand' of pumps, although usually at the domestic end. This might do if buying new-

WWW.EBAY.CO.UK

This power washer would be our premium industrial Loncin range, perfect for farms or industrial use. 13HP Loncin 420...

 

Personally I'd go secondhand, and be prepared to fiddle. They are not that complicated. Whatever you do, don't skimp on flow rate. You'll never go back from 15 or even better 21l/m, and time spent washing is dead time.

 

Learn about nozzle sizes too- look up nozzle charts and get the correct ones, test it with an inline pressure gauge, and try a nozzle slightly larger for less pressure if washing delicate paintwork (rather than relying upon the unloader valve and sacrificing some flow rate)

 

Edit- this would be excellent. The same as I have only Loncin rather than Honda and AR rather than Interpump.

 

https://jetmac.co.uk/shop/ols/products/loncin-petrol-cool-drive-3000-psi-21-litres-a-minute-jetwasher/v/g420beltAr211-300-PSI

 

 

Half size option that would be reasonable (and in budget) but trust me, you'll never regret the extra money spent on flow rate.

 

JETMAC.CO.UK

Loncin G210 7 horse power petrol engine with low oil alert as standard Commercial Grade Annovi Reverberi triplex pump...

 

Edited by doobin
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about Genny and a electric washer. Then can use Genny for powering other stuff. 

Edited by woody paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, woody paul said:

What about Genny and a electric washer. Then can use Genny for powering other stuff. 

Unless a large (15kw plus) genny, it's a total non starter due to motor startup loads. And even a 3kw electric washer won't hold a candle to a 13hp pressure washer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, doobin said:

Unless a large (15kw plus) genny, it's a total non starter due to motor startup loads. And even a 3kw electric washer won't hold a candle to a 13hp pressure washer.

His only wants to clean a truck and kit, I only use a small karcher  and that shifts a lot of crap. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, woody paul said:

His only wants to clean a truck and kit, I only use a small karcher  and that shifts a lot of crap. 

I’m guessing he’ll also want to clean mud off his loader and not have it take all day. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  •  

  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.