Best Petrol Pressure Washer Models

Best Petrol Pressure Washer Models
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Looking for the best petrol pressure washer for your home or business? Don’t open your wallet until you’ve checked our list of awesome contenders. Here we’ve done the heavy lifting for you; by both testing and gathering customer reviews of the best petrol pressure washer models available.

Petrol Pressure Washers are commonly found on construction sites, farms, rural properties and in transport yards.

Petrol Pressure Washer units are commonly found on construction sites, farms, rural properties and in transport yards. Occasionally, a petrol pressure washer is also suitable for larger domestic cleaning tasks.

If you are serious about getting quality results, a petrol pressure washer is a solid choice. Compared to electric models, petrol pressure washers are excellent for heavier duty, outdoor tasks and obviously on unpowered work/farm sites. They tend to be noisier than their electric counterparts, but they also generally pack more grunt, which means they can get the job done faster. And because you don’t need to be near a power outlet, you’re free to move around from job to job. Just remember that petrol pressure washers emit carbon dioxide, so they are not suited for indoor use.

Okay, so which petrol pressure washer should you go for?:

BEST FOR THE HOME: GENERAC 2500PSI

New to Australia, Generac pressure washers have been one of the leading domestic brands in the U.S for decades – and now, they are starting to get noticed here, for good reason. This PWR2500 is powered by a Generac 196CCO HV horizontal shaft engine (with low oil shut down protection), and gives you 9 litres per minute and 2500PSI to blast away stubborn dirt and grime on home driveways, pavers, fencing, vehicles, decking, outdoor furniture and more.

Take your pick from three colour-coded nozzle tips that click on easily to tackle any jobs, plus a 20-inch lance spray gun. The nozzle options provide terrific flexibility to either spray water wide for certain detergent washing tasks, or more direct for hard water power to remove grime, stains etc.

Built with an ergonomic design with cushion grip and easy-pull trigger for comfort. And when the job’s done, you can pack away the spray gun into the handy integrated holster. They use an AR brand axial cam pump with an aluminum head, meaning they are very strong and durable, without being heavy. Because of this, we sometimes find customer will also use this model for lighter commercial cleaning requirements.

Why we like it?: For the price, it is difficult to find another quality petrol powered unit for your home/property. We would have no hesitation in recommending Generac Pressure Washers for just about any home domestic cleaning task.

A Generac petrol powered pressure washers can be a good option for larger domestic tasks

A Generac petrol powered pressure washers can be a good option for larger domestic tasks

BEST FOR BUSINESS: GERNI POSEIDON 5-50PE

Gerni is a name that Australians have known and relied upon for premium cleaning equipment for over 50 years. For this model, the Gerni pressure washing expertise is combined with the world’s leading small engine maker, Honda, to deliver a seriously tough commercial pressure cleaner.

The Gerni Poseidon 5-50PE is often the petrol pressure washer of choice for farmers and builders, as well as the agribusiness and transport industries, particularly where access to electrical power is a challenge.

Gerni Poseidon 5-50PE Honda Powered Petrol Pressure Washer, 3480PSI - a popular choice on construction sites.

Gerni Poseidon 5-50PE Honda Powered Petrol Pressure Washer, 3480PSI – a popular choice on construction sites.

We’re talking about a 3480 PSI pump pressure with a 14.5 litre/minute flow rate.  Note the brass pump with ceramic pistons (to avoid rusting), low oil shutdown and tough aluminium framing – all designed to create a tough commercial-grade cleaning tool that will provide quality results for years to come. You also get a built-in thermo sensor, pneumatic wheels and in-line chemical injector to make every job effortless.

Why we like it?:  Everything about it is heavy duty. The fact you have a brass pump and ceramic pistons, as well as a Honda GX270 engine means you’re getting an extremely tough machine built to handle any job site.

The Gerni Poseidon 5-50PE is built tough; brass pump, ceramic pistons, and Honda GX270 engine.

The Gerni Poseidon 5-50PE is built tough; brass pump, ceramic pistons, and Honda GX270 engine.

BEST ALL ROUNDER: CROMMELINS SUBARU 2700PSI

If you’re after something that will make light work of washing driveways as well as lighter commercial tasks, like cleaning shop fronts, or general business maintenance, the Crommelins 2700PSI has it covered. Australian through and through, the Crommelins 2700psi petrol pressure washer is powered by a 7.0hp Subaru engine, which means you get a constant rpm and a continuous 11.4 litre/minute flow rate.

With a Subaru engine you get national service support and a 3 year engine warranty for additional peace of mind.

With a Subaru engine you get national service support and a 3 year engine warranty for additional peace of mind.

Highlights include the 10-metre braided hose, heavy-duty gun and four spray nozzles which can be quickly and easily fitted onto the steel lance. The handy trolley frame, with hose holders, gun hook and front bumper, makes it easy to move around. And you can remove the handle for transport and storage. Add on the 3-year engine warranty, 2-year manufacturer warranty and 1-year pressure pump warranty (phew!).

Why we like it?: Much like the Gerni option above, the fact its powered by a leading engine brand like Subaru means you get great peace of mind for reliability and after sale service support if required. A popular petrol pressure washer model for farms and rural applications.

The Crommelins Subaru 2700psi Pressure Washer is a popular choice for larger home jobs, rural properties and general farm cleaning tasks.

The Crommelins Subaru 2700psi Petrol Pressure Washer is a popular choice for larger home jobs, rural properties and general farm cleaning tasks.

Looking for an electric powered pressure washer? Check out the best options HERE.

If you have any questions on the above or any other pressure washer related queries, feel free to contact us on email or via phone on 1300 400 122 to speak to one of our friendly experts!

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Comments

  • Ben Holdbrook May 24, 2016, 8:16 am

    What adaptor/accessory would you recommend to go with a petrol pressure washer for cleaning large concrete areas? Some parts of our property have significant concrete build up.

    • Lachlan May 24, 2016, 11:21 pm

      Hi Ben, For larger concrete areas, look for a nozzle know as a turbo nozzle / turbohammer / powerspeed nozzle – These nozzles will spin a zero degree spray in a wider circle at 3000 rotations per minute. The spinning water jet hits the surface area from multiple angles, quickly breaking down caked-on dirt and grime. As a result, turbo nozzles can cut cleaning time drastically. Excellent for larger concrete areas and for particularly tough to clean surfaces.
      Some pressure washer models come with this kind of nozzle, whilst for other models you’ll need to add it as an optional accessory. Thanks!

  • Chinmay November 6, 2016, 6:51 am

    Hi, I use hammelmann made high pressure pumps.. suggest you to have a look http://hammelmann.in

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