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.
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?:
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 pressure cleaner.
Weighing in at a only 27.2 Kg, this is the best portable commercially graded pressure washer for at home. With a massive 13.5L/min flow rate, combined with 2400 psi the Gerni MC 3C 165/81PE is the ultimate combination for all domestic applications, from tough stained concrete driveways, to boat, dirt bike or caravan cleaning. With more accessories than most other pressure washers its class, you can’t beat it.
My Generator recommends adding the Gerni Nilfisk 4 in 1 Lance & Nozzlehead, for the ultimate cleaning experience. The Gerni Nilfisk 4-in-1 lance gives you four optional variable nozzles in one single lance. It gives you the ability to choose between 4 different nozzles finding the exact nozzle for your cleaning job.
– Low pressure nozzle & Detergent nozzle: for low pressure cleaning or detergent application.
– Tornado nozzle 20°: High pressure nozzle for all common cleaning tasks. The nozzle is 70% more effective than other high-pressure nozzles.
– High pressure wide angle nozzle 65°: for cleaning large areas with loose debris or for flushing with high pressure.
– Rotating nozzle: For for the toughest of jobs and cleanses hard surfaces
The Gerni MC 5M 240/870PE 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.
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.
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.
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.
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