View Full Version : Belt driven or Direct drive pressure washer?

06-16-2007, 10:37 AM
I need help guys in buying a new pressure washer. I am torn between two pressure washers:

Both look to be very good units being powered by Honda w/the General pump and the $$ seems to be in line. I guess it might even be more practical calling "the man" to come and wash my home two times a yr. I need to know the pro's and con's of belt drive vs direct drive. Please help! :confused:

06-16-2007, 03:34 PM
I have a direct drive honda w/ general pump. It works fine for the occasional job, spraying equipment, etc. I would not get a belt drive unless you use a pressure washer every week.

06-16-2007, 06:04 PM
I own 3. 2 direct drive and 1 belt.

Cambel hausfield 2200psi has stripped a pool while using chemicals. But it took a long time.

Troy bilt 3000psi which is ok. Like the Cambel better.

Northern Tool 5000psi belt drive. It will blow the paint off ya car. Belt drive. It's what I use for large comercial jobs. .

Belt drive transfers less vibrations to the pump head. Also more smooth power delivery. Belt is used for commercial.

I used them all but the Belt is the way to go. Got the directs cheap is the only reason I bought them.