Gasoline powered pressure washers are easy-to-use, maneuverable and powerful, used by both professionals and serious home-users alike. Here’s our latest (and very clean!) list of the 5 best gasoline powered pressure washers on the market in 2018.
Generac 6922 2500-3100 PSI Pressure Washer
The gasoline powered Generac pressure washer comes in three versions, 2,500 PSI, 2,800 PSI and 3,100 PSI. It is a highly esteemed, rather compact and dependable washer with integrated detergent tank, ergonomic grip handles and an easy-to-pull spray trigger, which will help avoid fatigue. Users love how the unit starts easily and does a fantastic job cleaning. You can get a variety of different accessories for it. Generac also makes the extremely popular and powerful Speedwash 6882 2900 PSI and discountinued 6602 OneWash 3,100 PSI.
The Simpson MSH3125 is cleaning power right in your hands. It is a powerful heavy-duty gasoline powered washer that meets your most demanding needs. It comes with bells and whistles such as an abrasion resistant hose, 5 nozzle tips, high build quality, different safety features and a 2 year warranty. User reviews praise its versatility, easy startup and great cleaning power. Simpson also makes a highly esteemed PS Series with 3300, 3800, 4000 and 4200 PSI units.
Ford FPWG2700H-J Gas Powered Pressure Washer, 2700 PSI
The Ford FPWG-2700 is a 2700 PSI 180cc gasoline powered pressure washer from Ford with great reviews. It has an onboard soap tank, fold down handle and a braided pressure hose. It uses 10” never-flat tires and comes with 3 spray nozzles. You can also get it in an even more powerful 3100PSI version and Ford makes an electric 1800 unit as well. Users say “Easy to use, easy to maintain, starts easy!”
WEN PW31 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 208 cc
The WEN PW31 is a more affordable gasoline powered washer that runs on a powerful 208 cc 4-stroke. The pump delivers 2.5 gallons per minute. The slim 12” wheels will move on any terrain, and many users report that it is easy to use, dependable and powerful. It comes with 5 quick connect spray nozzles and soap. It also comes in a 2800 PSI and a 3100 PSI version .
Briggs & Stratton 20505 2.8-GPM 3400-PSI
The Briggs & Stratton 20505 is powerful gas pressure washer running on a 250cc engine, delivering 3400 PSI. It is known for being both powerful, durable and easy to maintain. It has a pressure regulator (nice!) and comes with 5 quick-connect tips to quickly shift between different cleaning tasks. It also comes in a 3200, 3300 and 4000 PSI version all with 2 year consumer warranty. A nice feature is the 50 foot hose, longer than standard hoses on most pressure washers.
Picking gasoline powered pressure washers – things to look for
Great for cleaning: Naturally, a pressure washer should be great at cleaning. Make sure to read reviews about the effectiveness of the unit. It is a combination of ergonomics, power, durability and accessories.
Types of surfaces: Check reviews to learn if your type of surface is mentioned as being cleaned effectively by the product. Pressure washers are extremely versatile and can be used for wood decking, paved driveways, painted wood sidings, steel sidings, plastic window trim, windows, vehicles, car rims, concrete, stone walkways, tile or marble, garden fences, decks, patios, rooftops and many more.
Ergonomics: The handles and spray trigger design is an important factor in how quickly you will become fatigued. Many cleaning jobs takes a lot of time, even with an effective washers. Therefore, make sure the ergonomics are good. Negative user reviews will reveal this fact.
Wheels and tire size / pneumatic: Depending on your terrain, you might need a pressure washer with pneumatic tires of a good size. Plastic wheels can work for some easy decks and patios, but if the unit will be dragged around alot, make sure the wheels match the requirements.
Pump power and quality: A dependant, durable and powerful pump is extremely important in a pressure washer. Read reviews to learn how dependable the pump of the unit is. Even the bestmade pumps are prone to breaking, at least before the engine does.
Hose quality and resistance: Some washers have cheap hoses that are messy and break easily. The better washers have protected and more resistant hoses. Check pictures for the hose thickness and read reviews to learn about hose messiness. Look in negative user reviews to learn how often this occurs.
Safety features: Check for important safety features like safety lock-out
Spray nozzles: Read specs to see which types of spray nozzles comes with the units. Typically 3 to 5 quick-connect nozzles are delivered with a pressure washer.
Other accessories: There’s a lot of different types of accessories like covers, wheels, nozzles, hose extensions, patio washers and more.
Build quality: A washer is moved around a lot and needs to endure many conditions. Heavy gauge frame contructions or high quality washers is appreciated in the long run. Look at negative user reviews for comments on build quality.
Detergant tank: Some units come with a detergant tank. Make sure it is of sufficient size. Most washers use one gallon of detergent for every seven gallons of water.
Gasoline / oil: Make sure the unit has a usable filler and easy to use drain plug.
Warranty: Check manufacturer warranty before you buy. Pressure washers have many moving parts (with water and mechanics!) that can break.
Customer service: Also look at reviews to learn about customer service issues and friendliness.