Looking to buy a machine...

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by rywnygc, May 18, 2011.

  1. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 523

    I want to buy a powerwasher to learn with. I have used them to clean equipment and driveways but thats about it. I would like to take a season to learn how to correctly spray houses.

    That being said, I have been searching for a used PW. I found this today...

    3200 PSI
    4.0 GPM
    9HP
    1yr old
    Low hours

    They want 350 obo. Is this something I should jump at?
     
  2. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 223

    What will you be using it for?
     
  3. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 523

    Hopefully, siding, roofs, decks....etc

    Basically anything that I can learn to use it on.

    I know there have been a ton of threads about people wanting to do pressure washing. Its just another service I would like to add. I have been in the green industry for about 12 years total. I have experience with lawn care, landscaping, fert n squirt, working heavy machinery, driving 10 wheel dumps....I have done quite a bit. So when I say I want to add this to my business. Im serious. I also wont be running out and buying a pressure washer tomorrow and and charging for its use on Friday. I plan on taking a full season to learn how to use it on my own property until I master it, before taking it to someone else's.
     
  4. Propowerwash

    Propowerwash LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    If your seroius come to Tampa for training
     
  5. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 523

    I know its been a while (tis the season), but what is in Tampa?
     
  6. Pressure Washing Cleve

    Pressure Washing Cleve LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    It should work out good for you.
     
  7. Grass Shark

    Grass Shark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7
    Posts: 661

    So what is in tampa, and is it good and cheap?:confused:
     
  8. Roof Cleaning Raleigh  NC

    Roof Cleaning Raleigh NC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Not enough hp. Get one with at least 11 or 13 hp.
     
  9. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 523

    Thanks. I joined PTSTATE and have been reading for two days. Learning a lot so far.
     

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