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Your Good Sons 06-25-2011 10:57 PM

Would this be an OK entry level or "prosumer" pressure washer in your book?
 
$400 at Home Depot
http://www.homelite.com/catalog/pres...ashers/UT80432
While we're at it, how do you feel about this lance? 40" version is $60
http://www.youtube.com/user/hydestore

Douglas Hicks 06-26-2011 10:22 AM

What are you cleaning? Quick answer, if this is for professional use, deal with a proffessional. HD buys in such quanaties, that they can and do have equipment build to there specs, like wal mart. And like wal mart, the cheaper stuff is cheaper

Look at Landa, Delco, Vanguard engines, General TS2021 pumps. Of course, they cost more than $400.00,but there is a reason. My Delco 3,000 psi 5 gpm heated pw cost $5,000.00 in 1999. In 12 years it has made me over $75,000.00 per year. My cost, Maybe $5,000.00 in repair, total. The real cost is not the repair cost, but the cost of a job delayed.

But then maybe you want to be a low-baller and do crap work charging beer money. If that is the case, buy your POS PW. If you want to make money, buy a real PW.

http://www.pressureparts.com/Search....trict=Products

http://www.pressuretek.com/

http://store.dcs1.com/store/c/30-Par...cessories.aspx

J4K 06-28-2011 08:15 AM

We have had our Hotsy machine for years with no issues.

templbi 07-22-2011 03:37 PM

What would be an acceptable starting power washer? I am interested in getting into power washing. Mostly for parking lots, homes, driveways etc... The models you have listed below, would they do the job?


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Originally Posted by Douglas Hicks (Post 22261)
What are you cleaning? Quick answer, if this is for professional use, deal with a proffessional. HD buys in such quanaties, that they can and do have equipment build to there specs, like wal mart. And like wal mart, the cheaper stuff is cheaper

Look at Landa, Delco, Vanguard engines, General TS2021 pumps. Of course, they cost more than $400.00,but there is a reason. My Delco 3,000 psi 5 gpm heated pw cost $5,000.00 in 1999. In 12 years it has made me over $75,000.00 per year. My cost, Maybe $5,000.00 in repair, total. The real cost is not the repair cost, but the cost of a job delayed.

But then maybe you want to be a low-baller and do crap work charging beer money. If that is the case, buy your POS PW. If you want to make money, buy a real PW.

http://www.pressureparts.com/Search....trict=Products

http://www.pressuretek.com/

http://store.dcs1.com/store/c/30-Par...cessories.aspx


Douglas Hicks 07-23-2011 11:59 AM

We clean commercial kitchen exhaust systems, not flat work. All I know is what works for our field. Contact those sources I listed.

templbi 07-23-2011 12:18 PM

Great thanks for the help. There is a local power wash supply here I will probably go talk to them soon. At least that gives me something to compare to.

Peerless 07-26-2011 06:13 AM

get at least a 5.6 mate :)

You will not be sorry for spending the extra monies.


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