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Pressure washer advice

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by BufalinoLand, May 13, 2012.

  1. BufalinoLand

    BufalinoLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    im looking to get a new pressure washer. a nice one, honda engine, 1000.00 budget, i dont know where to start. any advice on brand and where to go, thanks
  2. Aaronnc

    Aaronnc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7B
    Messages: 354

    But if this helps, I bought my Dewalt DXPW4240 in the fall of last year and it works great. Thirsty, but cleans
    everything very well. I do not offer powerwashing as a service though. I just use it around the house and
    to wash off equipment and vehicles. To be honest, I can't remember what I gave for mine. It was around
    $900-1000 though, I remember that.

    Last edited: May 13, 2012
  3. crete

    crete LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Iam looking at the same model from Home Depot. Does it have automatic idledown Does it have a pressure regulator? thanks T
  4. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

  5. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Get as much G.P.M. as you can afford.
  6. Aaronnc

    Aaronnc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7B
    Messages: 354

    Crete you'll bear with me, because I pretty much don't know anything about pressure washers. I just start mine up and start spraying.

    I do not believe it has the automatic Idledown. I always lower the throttle lever before I turn it off for a sec, and then just switch to fuel cut-off.

    The pressure regulator, I don't think so, but I'm not sure. I did have a buddy come over who knows these things well, and wanted to mess with it, but I wouldn't let him because my owners manual states that pressure is pre-set from the factory and NOT to mess with it.

    Here's the manuals for it, if it helps: http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail?productNumber=DXPW4240#

    The only thing I added to mine was the little blue turbo nozzle. They also have the black and orange ones too. Works great.
  7. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,004

    I'm not a pressure pro either but I bought the Ryobi for about $700 with the idle down engine and soap shooter. I really like it but again . I'm not using it daily. Northern tool has good ones with Honda engines and 3-4 gpm for about a $1000.

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