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Troy-Bilt XP Series - 2600 MAX PSI Pressure Washer

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by 1966vette, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. 1966vette

    1966vette LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

  2. Watkins

    Watkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Go with the 3000 psi washer at least, In many areas the Lowes pressure washer with the briggs N straton engine may be a better choice inless you find one with 3k psi and a honda engine on it.
  3. 1966vette

    1966vette LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    Thanks for the reply!
    I am leaning toward the 2600 PSI for the following reasons:
    1. Second story high pressure cleaning - special nozzles & hose
    2. Longer hose & higher pressure hose to support the special 2 story nozzles
    3. Honda engine
    5. 2 cleaning solution tanks
    I have nothing against B&S or the 3000 PSI unit but 1 have a 2 story house & want to clean it.

  4. BillWil

    BillWil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Just my opinion. I have a 3000 psi machine rated for 3 gpm. I use it for my driveway, my patio and deck, washing my siding, and keeping the equipment and cars clean. I has over 175 hours on it and I wouldn't think of going less than 3000psi for a two story house. In my experience the longer the hose the more loss of pressure, so using an 22 foot extension wand on mine doesn't clean anywhere near as well as getting the ladder out. If, guess I should say when, I can't get on the ladders any more I will go with a 3300 to 4000 psi machine and 3.5 or more gpm. I rented one to try and it was able to clean to the peaks of our hour, about 35 feet from the ground, using the extension wand. Maybe I'll just hire someone because that model is expensive for using it just 75 hours per year.

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