I’m debating on adding another Powerwasher onto my Flatbed that will be an 8gpm gear driven setup. I prefer all belt driven powerwashers but because space is an issue here the gear driven is the next best thing that has a very small footprint.
So here’s my question. I want to put this Geardriven setup onto one of my PW frames so I can plum it into the gas tank and it will be right next to the Belt driven setup thats on that frame. This is about 18" above the water line that comes out of the holding tank.
Do you guys think the Geardriven setup will be able to draw at least a foot up from the water line in the tank when the water gets a little low?
I have a belt driven setup that this one is going to replace because I need the room. The tanks total 800 gal but like you said I do have a concern about the cavitation. I had a gear driven setup in the past where it was able to draw when the water line was around 3" below the pump because of where that pump was situated.
You nailed it though cavitation is my concern here.
The one engine is 2 seasons old and the other just 1 season. My only problem would be with the fuel tank. The gas caps are not vented, and rely on a plastic vent built into the tank. If the tank is filled to the top, the vent can’t breath and the engine will only run a few minutes. We would just run them with the gas cap loose without any problems. I ended up adding a 17 gal fuel cell and fuel pumps so the machines could run all day without refueling.