So I need help deciding who to buy from. I’ve pretty much narrowed it down too pressure-tek, power wash store, kec supplies, and southside based on what people recommend here.
I’m looking at 3000-3500 psi/ 8 gpm cold water belt drive machines with Honda engines. My budget is around 3-4000, preferably on the lower/ middle of that range.
I’m leaning towards Pressure Pro but I’m also considering the Water Dragon from Power Wash Store.
I’m cleaning mostly residential, house washing and concrete. But I do have a few commercial concrete jobs I do already, and I could definitely get more if I tried. It’s just not something I’ve been actively pursuing.
I realize a lot of these machines are pretty much the same for the most part. My main concerns the type/ quality of the:
-Is it hot box ready (I plan to add one at the end of the year)
-How sturdy is the frame (I see that the Pressure Pro units come with life time warranties on the frame)
-Warranties in general ( You can’t understate the benefit of a good warranty)
One of my other main concerns is that since I’m buying online, I want to make sure that if I receive a damaged/ defective machine that whoever I buy it from has my back and will take care of me.
I’m looking at these units in particular but am open to any suggestions.
Power Wash Store
I just realized that KEC is a little more expensive for what I think are basically the same machines so I’ll just leave it at that for now.
I like the Water Dragon based the gx690 engine and Udor pump. Alot of these machines come with General Pumps which my research shows are good starter pumps but will need to be rebuilt after 1000 hours or so ( I could be wrong, that’s just what I read.)
I would really appreciate honest unbiased feedback. I know a lot of people here have they’re preferred suppliers.
If there are any manufacturers/ distributors on the forum this is a great chance to sell me on why you’re better than the competition. I plan to buy reels, hoses, misc supplies, and chems also. And as long as the first transaction goes smooth I’ll most likely buy everything from the same place in the future.
I’ve dealt with Bob from Pressure-Tek before and I know he has great customer service and really cares about his customers. I bought just one measly little turbo nozzle from him 3 days before I needed it and he had it expedited to me even though he only offers standard ground shipping.
Alright… so I know that’s long winded but this is a big decision for me.
Thanks in advance to any one willing to chime in.
Oh and Happy Easter
Edit: I found this thread and I know shi*t happens but it kind of worries me.