I have a chance to pickup a Simpson 4240 from a individual in need that has what he says s an AAA Industrial pump. I really want to buy new but am considering it.
I understand these Simpsons come with a Honda GX390 and the pumps are like a lotto drawing with Generals, Comets, AR’s, and the mentioned AAA’s but in my sheltered life I have never heard of the AAA’s. I cannot Google anything on them. Is AAA a rating that can include CAT, General, Comet, and AR or the like?
I am semi retired. I do seasonal part time landscaping helping out some of the locals with a ZTR Mower, a Stihl BR600 blower and Trimmer, and want to stop renting and own a 4000 psi / 4 GPM unit.
I own and use an X-Jet setup to foam the green off the homes around here. I cannot afford a CAT supplied unit and like the Generals, and maybe a Comet, and like the Simpson overall 4240 package form.
I’ll not be putting full time pro amounts of hours on the machine.
For what it is worth to you: the worst pumps on the market are, in order, AR CAT General. If you plan on doing this for a living get an Udor and be done with it. They average 5000 hours without a rebuild, can be ran dry and have a real warranty.
While at Home Depot I seen a fellow receiving a Simpson pressure washer. As I looked on the fellow pointed out a hole in the box and they opened it up to have a look.
I ambled up to the scene and after I heard them both confirm there was no damage I asked if I could have a peek because i was in the market. The guy was like a new father wanting to pass out cigars.
The pump was labeled with a black and gold Oval AAA stickler. The oil fill cap was red and I was not given enough time to note if it resembled any of the big 4 - CAT, General, Comet, or AR.
The UN-loader was integrated into the pump.
Already, deciding not to purchase used or an UN-known pump I already have a unit on the way. Should arrive Monday. I negotiated in addition to the thermal pressure relief, a mechanical blow-off and upgraded to the Gray hose. The gun is the top General unit.
So in seeing the Home Depot Simpson I compared the OTD prices. Because the HD unit would involve taxes I came out a little cheaper with the pictured one below. And got a better pump, hose, gun, cart frame. Hope to be passing out Cigars soon.
I only have 3 posts so cannot add links. Go to American Pressure Systems and see Deluxe Model# DD4042HG-313.
Where are you getting this information? I have never heard anything bad about General or Cat. AR I have heard mixed reviews about, but head still heard really good things about them from people that know what they’re talking about, such as Jerry from Bulldogpro/ Sirocco and Russ Johnson. Obviously the quality of the pump varies between different models, but all of these brands build good pumps.
My information comes from doing this for 16 years. People are going to sell you what they stock. Sure they may be good pumps. I don’t use good. I use what is the best. People talk on the boards about customers not wanting to pay “professional” prices yet contractors don’t want to spend money on professional equipment. I would wager that over half on the boards are running 13 horse Hondas with 4 or 5 gpm pumps. Whatever works for others is fine with me. It is just my opinion. See if general pump will rebuild a 7 year old pump with a cracked case at no charge and ship you a brand new pump and a letter apologizing for their equipment failure. You can buy cheap or you can buy quality.
I realize this is derived post, I am putting this out for future reference. From what I can see and tell, and of I am incorrect please feel free to enlighten me with correct Information, but the AAA Industrial Pumps are made by Comet. One thing besides that exact statement that makes sense is this “PowerBoost technology” AAA speaks of, it’s also a Comet feature. A
I am a newbie, I signed up to this site for this post, only to maybe even help shed some light on this question. I am under the impression these are decent pumps, a triplex Comet that’s identical to my AAA is $349 at Amazon early 2015. This all co-insides with what info I have been able to gather around the Web, this isn’t some old timer talking experience, or smack for that matter. (in which your as likely to get 50% smack, the other 50% reliable history, and most cases, a little of both)
. Again, feel free to ‘set me right’ As I don’t want to wrongly give out poor information.
First make sure you are registered there, you get a decent discount if you do. Second if you don’t see what you want, email Jason through the contact form, and he will get you what you want. These vendors can get pretty much anything you want. They can’t put everything on their site.