Anyone running an Alkota here?

I’ve been looking at getting one, the 5355e-p 3500 psi @ 5 gpm with a Legacy pump. Just like Landa and Hotsy it’s got a bigger sticker price. There 100 % USA made and assembled at there own plant in Alcester,South Dakota …I’m also looking at the generator vs the 12v system. Generator makes more sense to me for simplicity purposes, plus the added advantage of 115v @3000 watts on hand for lighting and power tools etc. My particular purchase would have a vanguard efi @20 hp, ANY advice,snide remarks,jokes poking fun, stupid funny emojis thingies and bull crap is appreciated. Thanks to all,and wash on fellas.

Alkota was the second machine I ever bought it was a great machine. Customer service was great. I still have it. Replaced vanguard motor with a Honda last year

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I would definitely go AC on your new rig. What generator are they using on them? The 2KW 2FS Winco has been discontinued so your probably left with the brushless MeccAlte. Alkota makes damn good coils. They are making all the Whitco machines since Whitco was sold off to them. 12V systems have nothing but issues, anywhere I have 12V coils I have to run a few diodes to save the contacts from arcing and taking them out.

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Not sure about the generator manufacturer @dperez , I’ll have to ask. I gotta 12v on both hotsy’s and it was a pain at 1st till the bugs worked out. But I like the Wayne burner,which the alkota and Hotsy have,also like the legacy pumps. That alkota is $11,500 retail, I can pick it up for $8800. I definitely like the idea of a 3000 watt genie on board to run ac stuff

Build your own… You can do it! Lol

Your right, I can,I think. Lol. But gettin everything you want on a hot washer is a little more involved

Is 126’ of coil pretty standard in a decent 5gpm hot washer ?@dperez

You hear so much of the 12v system is the way to go ,and honestly im still green enough that I didn’t know any better when I bought my first 2. I’ve read on here somewhere when @Innocentbystander rattled of a punch list of a bullet proof PWer before, and he recommended the 115v generator. Make perfect sense to me.

I have nothing super informative to contribute. When I was shopping this winter it was between an Alkota or Hydrotek. Ended up going with Hydrotek but the coil on the Alkota sounds superior. Has the additional cooling coil which I thought was pretty cool. I was looking at the 5355HNL because of the smaller footprint. Not sure if they make the generator version in that frame
Might check with L&H Industrial, they have amazing deals on Alkota. Was quoted 8500 here in KS, they were 6200 for the same

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Thank you @SurfaceTherapy therapy ,mind telling me why you chose the hydrotek over the alkota. Just curious

Use the search bar you bug washer :dash::sweat_drops: :bug::honeybee::ant::beetle: :call_me_hand::metal:

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@Hotshot Got a little better deal on the Hydrotek and it had a stainless frame. Had also read somewhere the 12v system on the Alkota was not quite as reliable. No idea if that was true. But, you won’t have to worry about that since you want the generator.

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In the market for something similar. Was thinking pressure pro but seen alot of good reviews on the hydrotek. Reviews on the pressure pro wasnt the best.

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That was all for you @Grizz and @DisplacedTexan. I knew you were coming ,I just let the door unlocked and the lights on,fridge full of adult beverages. Ya wanker…lol. your to funny :joy:

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I just put a pressure pro on a trailer. Only a few weeks in but it has been a great machine so far. I have had the alkota since 08 coil finally went bad beginning of this season. Both are 12v machines

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I have to admit @Firefighter4hire, it’s awfully tempting to get a pressure pro 5.5 @3500 psi for $5500. Hence my questions.

Like I said I like it so far. I have owned a Landa, Alkota, Mitm, and the pressure pro the alkota by far was the best machine I had I did have to put a thermostat on mine, last year I replaced motor then coil went bad this year but was 12 years old not a bad run. I took the frame and new motor and put together a 10gpm cold unit. I dont use it much just cause it’s wants alot of water. The mitm unit runs every day it’s been good also. As far as build quality the pressure pro seams to be as good as any. I like the big fuel tanks.Skid is open enough for easy maintenance. Has good lift points. At the moment it operates like a new machine so we will see how it holds up

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If u do go 12 volt just don’t go cheap on the battery!!

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I’m leaning towards the 115 v generator, so I can run a led light set up for night jobs. Plus can small power tools if needed.I’m curious to Why a 12v ? I’ve got 2 on my other skids. Just curious @Coolunderpressure