need more power!!! anyone help?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by csl, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. csl

    csl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

    so one of the machines i just picked up was the delco force five washer. heres the problem, it requires 50 damn amps of power to run. i dont know how i didnt notice that when i bought it. so i have been searching everywhere locally to find a generator that i can mount to the trailers that will push that power. 50 amps at 250v is around 15,000 watts. hmmmm..... so i called many places, one company quoted me a new generator for $16,000. i almost hung up.... then another company quoted me around $2800, much more reasonable. anyhow, has anyone else had this much of a problem, and any suggestions other then the ones i mentioned????

    DAFFMOBILEWASH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Why electric??? Seems like a gas/diesel washer might be an cheaper alternative.
  3. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    Electric power washers are for stationary installations.
    Sell your unit and call Bob at he will get you the right unit for your needs.
  4. csl

    csl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

    the reason i bought the electric is because i got a smokin deal. i am coming to the realization i should've waited. my other idea on the unit is to seperate the burner from the washer and wire them each at 125 at 50 amp. anyway, i think i will end up selling it.

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