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Gas pressure washer recommendation #5380320 03/19/20 12:09 PM
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Looking at two gas pressure washers that are 4000 psi and 4.0 gpm.

Generac 9488 / 6565

Simpson PS4240 / 60843

Both have similar specs and use their own respective engines and pumps. Both are also similar in price at around 700-750 shipped for free with no tax.

Are there pros or cons with either?

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They both appear to be solid, commercial units. from what I see, the Simpson uses a Honda engine - which is a plus, IMHO


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Re: Gas pressure washer recommendation [Re: 007] #5380385 03/19/20 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 007
Looking at two gas pressure washers that are 4000 psi and 4.0 gpm.

Generac 9488 / 6565

Simpson PS4240 / 60843

Both have similar specs and use their own respective engines and pumps. Both are also similar in price at around 700-750 shipped for free with no tax.

Are there pros or cons with either?


What will you be using the pressure washer for? Seems overkill.


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Re: Gas pressure washer recommendation [Re: tomcat27] #5380400 03/19/20 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tomcat27
They both appear to be solid, commercial units. from what I see, the Simpson uses a Honda engine - which is a plus, IMHO


Unfortunately the Simpson model I referred to does not use a Honda motor.

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Re: Gas pressure washer recommendation [Re: 007] #5380411 03/19/20 01:19 PM
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Have lots of sidewalk and property to clean. As long as I can variate the pressure I would rather have more psi and gpm than less. Have an older Karcher 2400psi, 2.5 gpm unit, Besides getting old it always under performed.

Re: Gas pressure washer recommendation [Re: 007] #5380502 03/19/20 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 007
Looking at two gas pressure washers that are 4000 psi and 4.0 gpm.

Generac 9488 / 6565

Simpson PS4240 / 60843

Both have similar specs and use their own respective engines and pumps. Both are also similar in price at around 700-750 shipped for free with no tax.

Are there pros or cons with either?


Neither names the pump manufacturer. They most likely would if it was Cat or Comet.


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Honda GX engine
CAT pumps
The 2 things you look for when you shop.

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I wish they would both name the pump maker but they don't.

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CAT Pumps are bright blue anodized if that helps any

Re: Gas pressure washer recommendation [Re: Donald] #5380537 03/19/20 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
Originally Posted by 007
Looking at two gas pressure washers that are 4000 psi and 4.0 gpm.

Generac 9488 / 6565

Simpson PS4240 / 60843

Both have similar specs and use their own respective engines and pumps. Both are also similar in price at around 700-750 shipped for free with no tax.

Are there pros or cons with either?


What will you be using the pressure washer for?


Pressure washing I presume. LOL

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Appears the Generac engine is an import not otherwise specified. From my few minutes of searching, appears that the pump is the same. No brand name given.

Who makes engines for Generac?
Generac G-FORCE® and OHVI engines are designed and manufactured by Generac Power Systems Inc. at our facilities in Wisconsin. The Generac OHV engines are not engineered or manufactured in the U.S..
Portable Generator FAQs - Generac Power Systems

It appears the Simpson has a AAA triplex pump. Both AAA and Simpson are owned by the FNA Group, https://www.fna-group.com/
No clue who makes their engines, but some of their models use Honda engines

https://pressurewashr.com/pressure-washer-pumps/

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...664/aaa-pressure-washer-pumps-comet-made


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Re: Gas pressure washer recommendation [Re: dave123] #5381080 03/20/20 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dave123
Honda GX engine
CAT pumps
The 2 things you look for when you shop.


This..Honda GX engine with CAT...or a Comet pump.

Northern Tool has a good selection.


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Asked Simpson about it and they told me they only make pressure washers with their own motors. LOL

Also this one is a refurb with a 90 day warranty.

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