I’ve found this pressure washer used locally for about $1300 and was wondering if that would be a good pressure washer to start with? I’m looking to do residential only(house wash, drive ways, etc). I’m assuming I can change the tips out to to have closer to 6 or so gpm at around 3500 psi? Its listed as having 6000 psi at 3.7 gpm, and about 20.8 hp.
Would I be better off getting something cheaper like this to start?
Hi, welcome to the forum, just keep reading before you make a purchase, I’d say both of those are bad options so ignore them for now, read read read the PWRA, the answers to your questions will come up.
the ideal PW you want is 5.5 GPM (or higher) at about 3000 psi. the higher the GPM the better.
Thanks for all the replies and advice. Sorry, I thought I did my research with the whole changing the tips to reduce pressure and increase flow, but that was from a different forum and it seems like that isn’t the case.
I actually recently found someone locally who builds trailers/fixes pressure washers.He wants $2200 for a 5x8 trailer, 5.5 gpm northstar pressure washer with a honda motor, 2 hose reels, 50 ft garden hose, 50ft pressure hose, 50 gallon tank, tool box, and wands/tips. The pressure washer has 350 hours on it though and i’m not sure if that is a lot or not.
That’s pretty much right at my budget, the only thing is is that I wouldn’t have the experience of building it, so it might take me longer to fix/replace parts that go bad. I’m thinking about getting just the pressure washer from him and putting it and everything else in the back of my truck. Anyone have experience with a prebuilt trailer like that?
you need at very least 4gpm. if that deal came with a surface cleaner it might be worth it. if you look around on offer up or applications that sell locally like that you can find a slightly used 4gp for around $600. after that a surface cleaner 18 inches will run you $400 and an xjet $200 and maybe another $150 for miscellaneous items like hoses. If youre just doing houses just use their water. This is the cheapest most effective way to start.
How much will he sell just the machine for? Realize unless you’re going to take the machine on and off your truck and trailer you’re going to need probably 150-200’ of pw hose. At least 100’ of water hose either way, couple of trigger guns,downstream injector, M5DS nozzle and some size buffer tank.
What size is your truck? Can you dedicate it too the business or do you drive as regular vehicle?
He said he couldn’t sell just the machine, I actually got him down to $1900 though, and yeah I’ll be getting longer pressure hose, I’ve already got another 100 ft garden hose I’ll be adding to it. And yeah I’ve got a northern right by me to get me started with most of what I’ll need.
And my truck is an 06 f150 with the 5.4L, should be good to haul around this small of a trailer for a while. It is my daily, but I’ve got somewhere I can keep the trailer and I don’t mind riding around in it with door magnets/advertising.
Thanks again for the help everybody, feeling a lot more confident about this, been watching videos and reading for a while now trying to learn all I can. The only thing left really is advertising so thats what I’ll be working on until Tuesday when I get the rig.