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Looking to get into the business

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Hayes Outdoor, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Hayes Outdoor

    Hayes Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    We do a lot of landscaping, hardscapes, mowing, etc. I have a few leads on gas stations that have their lots power washed along with a trucking company that has about 25 trucks that they have washed on a weekly basis. This is a business that I am not real familiar with, but really want to learn. I found a spray rig with a Hotsy 3000 3.5gpm pressure washing unit with 11hp HONDA motor and a NORTHSTAR Industrial Hotbox for hot water capability. Its setup on a trailer with a few extras, would this setup work for what i'm wanting to do? I would appreciate any help or info you guys could offer.
  2. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    3.5GPM is on the low side. More gpm's is better
  3. Hayes Outdoor

    Hayes Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    What would you recommend, how many more gpm's and is there anything else that you would recommend adding besides what I hade mentioned above? thanks
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,516

    You will need a large surface cleaner. Remember the psi is cut in half with dual heads. It's the only way you can do large areas in a reasonable amount of time.:usflag:
  5. JCinNJ

    JCinNJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    flat work - 8gpm hot water with a good surface cleaner

    Fleets - never messed with them but I will take a guess at 5.5gpms or more depending on how you plan on washing them

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