Which pressure washer would you get

I’m finally upgrading from a 4 to an 8gpm unit but I can’t decide which unit I want. Would you get a belt drive general pump with gates poly chain or an udor with vbelt? I appreciate any helpful insight. I don’t know anything about the poly chain but it’s rated for 10,000 hours so it’s drawing my interest even though I know the udor is the better pump.

Udor without question

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The poly chain isn’t worth it? I haven’t heard or read much about them but it sounds great on paper.

Belt driven udor

I can get the poly chain udor for a couple hundred more. I guess my question needs rephrased, is a vbelt drive udor or polychain udor better?

Poly belt is better, there’s no belt slip

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What @Chesebro said is probably try about slippage. I’ve never had a belt slip except the first few seconds if it’s pouring rain. Takes to minutes to change belts if the break. I would guess it would take longer on a poly chain.

Good enough response to not warrant blowing an extra $300 on the poly. Udor belt drive on a 690 here I come.

Thanks for the responses and advice!


Go with the V belt. They’re quick and easy to change like @Innocentbystander said and they also don’t require precision aligning like the poly belts. Literally just slap a new one on and check your tension and go back to work. The Innocent One must be getting slow in his golden years because I could probably knock it out in a minute and 45 seconds if I was in a rush.

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I’ll have to look up the process of changing them and keep a few spare belts in the truck just in case.

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Pull spark plug wires, Take 4 bolts of the belt guard. Loosen 4 bolts under pump, loosen tension bolt, install two belts then every thing in reverse. And I am getting older.


Don’t worry you still got it I’m sure.

You’re not alone I am to

Got awfully quiet all of a sudden on the whole PWRA board .
Must be feeding time.

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Momma just got home and dinner’s on the stove now.

She’s probably still trying to thin out your arteries after all that gas station and fast food you ate when she was out of town.


LOL we have both had a crappy start to the week so we’re literally going back to college days with dinner. Smoked sausage dogs and mac and cheese and potato chips. It sounds much worse than it is.

Chiropractor. Trying to fix a hip issue.

Baked cod, fried okra, sourdough bread, asparagus and baklava with pistachios. My wife feeds her boys well


I think I ate a cheese stick and some deli meats for dinner. I mean, it was pretty tasty.