Forum Thread

KARCHER Professional 3,200 PSI 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer $299.99 fs @ nf

$299.99
+1 Deal Score
4,454 Views
1.107-260.0 Professional 3,200 PSI 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer [newegg.com]

Features
  • Professional-grade three piston crankshaft (triplex) pump for reliability
  • Professional-grade unloader valve
  • Performance driven Karcher KXS 196cc engine for efficient cleaning
  • Quick connect 25 ft. steel-braided rubber high pressure hose
  • Durable 18 gauge welded frame outlasts riveted/bolted frames and is powder coated to resist corrosion
Includes
  • G3200 OCT Professional 3,200 PSI 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer - 1.107-260.0
  • (5) Pro-Style Quick Connect Nozzles (0, 15, 25, 45, 65/Detergent)
  • Detergent Siphon Hose
Share
Good deal?
You gave rep to Cookie21 for this post.
Thank you!
Cookie21 posted this deal. Say thanks!
Give Rep Points
Add Comment
Created 05-07-2017 at 02:25 PM by Cookie21
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+1
4,454 Views
$299.99
Want more deals like this? Create a deal alert for Autos.
Add Deal Alert for Autos

22 Comments

1 2

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2005
Pessimist
20,709 Posts
3,143 Reputation
#2
Pressure washer experts, how is this?

I've only heard to stay away from b&s and Subaru recent model and to get honda. No idea about karcher
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2007
L3: Novice
120 Posts
23 Reputation
#3
In for one thanks and repped!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2005
Pessimist
20,709 Posts
3,143 Reputation
#4
Quote from uber
:
In for one thanks and repped!
Care to say why this one over others?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2004
L5: Journeyman
710 Posts
285 Reputation
#5
Great price, but some horrible reviews about damage upon initial receipt, fluctuation in pressure. Looks like Karcher switched to a Chinese engine & other Chinese parts that are very poorly designed poorly constructed.

I'll pass on this one
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2005
Pessimist
20,709 Posts
3,143 Reputation
#6
Quote from Querico1
:
Great price, but some horrible reviews about damage upon initial receipt, fluctuation in pressure. Looks like Karcher switched to a Chinese engine & other Chinese parts that are very poorly designed poorly constructed.

I'll pass on this one
Thanks for summarizing
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2016
New User
11 Posts
10 Reputation
#7
I picked up a 3000psi Karcher unit with the Honda clone engine for $154 a couple weeks ago. I couldn't be happier with it. it's a beast.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2007
L3: Novice
120 Posts
23 Reputation
#8
Quote from solbrothers
:
I picked up a 3000psi Karcher unit with the Honda clone engine for $154 a couple weeks ago. I couldn't be happier with it. it's a beast.
Where did you pick that up?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2009
L5: Journeyman
605 Posts
446 Reputation
#9
Quote from uber
:
Where did you pick that up?
He's probably talking about Walmart clearance. They had a bunch of different versions on clearance from electric (1700psi) to gas (3000psi).
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2012
Who me?
7,188 Posts
2,772 Reputation
Pro
#10
Quote from ionizer
:
Pressure washer experts, how is this?

I've only heard to stay away from b&s and Subaru recent model and to get honda. No idea about karcher
I'm no expert, but here are my 2 cents, starting with the fact that the picture in the listing is wrong. Here is a correct listing from Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Karche.../206020779

In general, a triplex pump is going to be better and last longer than an axial pump, however build quality differences will play a huge role as well. This site does a great job of explaining the differences between pump styles: http://pressurewashr.com/pressure-washer-pumps/

The other major part is the engine, and I'm not sure what you have heard that is negative about the Subaru engine (which I've been very happy with), or a Briggs. The engine on this unit appears to be one of the ubiquitous Chinese clones of a Honda. For homeowner use, you will probably never use it, or any other engine, enough to wear it out. It clearly isn't the best engine out there, but is probably still good enough. The key with all of these small engines is to use ethanol free fuel and to drain the tank and carburetor bowl before storage for many many years of relatively trouble-free service.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2017
L5: Journeyman
571 Posts
105 Reputation
#11
This engine us hot Chinese trash. Stay away and go land yourself a PW with a GX390 power plant. It performs beyond expectation and lasts forever.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2012
Who me?
7,188 Posts
2,772 Reputation
Pro
#12
Quote from dona007
:
This engine us hot Chinese trash. Stay away and go land yourself a PW with a GX390 power plant. It performs beyond expectation and lasts forever.
A professional might need the quality and longevity of a real Honda, and be willing to fork out the dough for it, but most homeowners would probably not put enough hours of use on a pressure washer over their lifetime to justify or even notice the difference.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2005
NeverPayRetail
1,261 Posts
300 Reputation
Pro
#13
Honda GC or GX motors are the best. GC is fine for most home users. Axial pumps will fail eventually and they are about $70 on Amazon. Triplex pump is best but overkill for casual homeowners. I pressure wash about 2-3 per year
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2005
Pessimist
20,709 Posts
3,143 Reputation
#14
can those saying this is junk recommend a gas powered ideally ~$200, but willing to go as much as $300 for a real workhorse? I am a "use once-three times a year and store" kind of guy. so less important to me is using everyday, and more important about easily storing it for use the following year.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2012
Who me?
7,188 Posts
2,772 Reputation
Pro
#15
Quote from ionizer
:
can those saying this is junk recommend a gas powered ideally ~$200, but willing to go as much as $300 for a real workhorse? I am a "use once-three times a year and store" kind of guy. so less important to me is using everyday, and more important about easily storing it for use the following year.
With your typical useage, you will never rack up the hours necessary to physically wear out any of these engines or pumps in your lifetime, so the biggest threat to longevity of any pressure washer that you may buy is proper storage practices including the use of a pump additive that will help to prevent corrosion/freezing and taking care of the fuel system.

The best practice for the fuel system is to use ethanol free fuel and drain the tank and carb bowl before storage, but you could also use the canned fuel (moderately expensive, though cheap compared to repair bills) which is ethanol free and supposedly stable for years so you theoretically wouldn't have to drain it.

In the last week, I have worked on a Chonda (Chinese Honda clone), Subaru, and new Briggs, which all had carb bowl drain plugs that make the process of draining the tank and carb very easy. Just set up a funnel and storage container, remove the plug, wait until all the fuel drains out from the tank through the carb, and reinstall the plug.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 2
1 2
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2018. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard