Surface Washer attachments

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by SiteSolutions, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Who makes a good-un?

    I have seen a 12" Nylon-body for around $200, and a 12" stainless for around $500...

    First real PW job; I've got 16,000 sq ft to do and maybe a few jobs a year of a decent size down the road, especially if I don't screw this one up too bad.

    So, what I really want to know is... Will the nylon unit hold up or will I regret it by the end of the first job?
     
  2. FCPWLLC

    FCPWLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is the flow of your machine? Whisperwash makes great Surfacers.

    The classic is a 19 inch good for 4-6gpm machines.

    Check here..... http://www.pressuretek.com
     
  3. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    Right now I am running a 5hp, 2.5 gpm / 2600 psi machine.

    If I get more business in this line I will consider moving up to a real industrial pressure washer, but 1200 bucks is a lot of loot right now so I need to make the most of what i have for the immediate future.
     
  4. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
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    Your machine does not have sufficient GPM's to run a surface cleaner.
     
  5. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    nope,you don't have enough pw to run a surface cleaner,upgrade to a big hot water machine and get a stainless steel surface cleaner they will out last you,get the whirl away......
     
  6. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    I'll PM you my address and you ship me one of each... I'll send money when I've got a few jobs done.

    Seriously, tho, I am going to rent a whirl away for a couple days, because it is cheaper than buying anything. My big question was whether the cheap-o plastic surface washers would last for more than a few hundred sq ft. but I think I have decided to get a steel unit with casters, and if I make enough doing pressure washing, I would love to upgrade eventually.

    btw, would anyone care to comment on the stuff sold by Northern Tool & Equipment? They have whole trailers with everything for like ten grand... which if i had ten grand, I wouldn't need to take on side jobs like pressure washing.:rolleyes:
     
  7. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Itz like this the bigger hot water machine will get the job done,i know you are trying start off with a small machine,itz not easy to drop a chunk of cash,but hot water and chems is what you will need,now back to the post i have seen small 12 inch surface cleaners,i don't no if you have enough machine,might try to rent one.......
     
  8. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
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    Your machine is not adequate for running a surface cleaner. :hammerhead:
     
  9. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    I appreciate all the replies.

    I'll report back if any of you were right.
     
  10. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    :laugh:
    :laugh: They are right. Your machine will not run a surface cleaner. IDK about a 12" though. But I cold probably go that fast with just a wand!
     

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