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Flat surface pressure washer

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by bigviclbi, Apr 4, 2020.

  1. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 913

    Looking for a flat surface machine to use on paver patios and driveways. I am Hardscape/landscape company so won’t be full time but I have a lot of customers that request their pavers getting power washed. When we do it with a handheld wand it’s not time efficient. Looking for opinions/models that people have had success with. Thanks.
     
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    bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 913

    Also wanted to mention that I currently only have a 3 gallon per minute machine so I’m sure that would preclude me from using anything superheavy duty.But any suggestions on something that would get me through three or four jobs a year would be greatly appreciated
     
  3. hal

    hal LawnSite Fanatic
    from Georgia
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  6. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a Milwaukee pressure washer with a Honda GX390 13 HP engine. The washer is rated at 3750 psi & 4 gpm. Which surface cleaner would be recommended for this?

    Would the Mi-T-M AW-7020-8003 Rotary Surface Cleaner, 20" be a good choice? Would one with wheels be easier to operate? I would be cleaning a couple thousand square feet of concrete at my house and my brother in law would want to use it on his several thousand square feet of patio, sidewalk & driveway. My pressure washer will not inject soap when high pressure nozzles are use so how is soap applied and what soap is recommended?
     
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  7. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. hal

    hal LawnSite Fanatic
    from Georgia
    Messages: 5,814

    That or the general hammerhead, 20 would be fine, we have the 18 hammerhead, very good, we also have the 15 Mi-T-M goes on the end of the wand, both have ball bearings and are great. The 15 we use on a 2750/2.8 for decks the 18 we use for cement areas with a 4000/4
     
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  9. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    Does the ABS cover on the general hammerhead cover a metal dome over the wand? Or is the ABS cover the actual dome? I assume the 18" creates a 16 inch path? I would think a wider path would require more PSI and/or more GPH. I think I'd rather have a faster unit with a slightly smaller path (18" cleaner) than perhaps questionable speed on a 20" cleaner. What are your thoughts? I found the 18" Hammerhead for $330 and free shipping. It is in my price range.
     
  10. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    Just wanted to check back in. I decided on the 20" Whirl-A-Way with casters Part #: 85.403.011. I sure hope I made the correct choice but I wanted something where parts would be available for a long time.
     
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