There are a lot of pressure washers on the market. They come in all shapes and sizes and are designed for a variety of tasks. DeWALT is no stranger to pressure washers. Over the years we have reviewed quite a few of them, like the 4200 PSI unit here. DeWALT starts with a solid base, a welded steel tube frame built to last and survive the tough industrial environment. The frame also has an extra handle to allow for a single person to lift the unit. This is a really helpful feature.
Added to the frame is a Honda GX 200 motor. I don't have to go into details about how Honda is the best small engine on the market, because it is widely known. The features of the GX include a low oil shut off, fuel shut off, choke and throttle. GX engines also have a large metal gas tank for extended run time and long tank life. The GX truly is a first or second pull motor. Mated to the engine is a Simpson AAA 3200 psi @ 2.8gpm Triplex pump with ceramic pistons. The pumps have quality brass fittings and will endure a long life in the commercial environment. The unit has 5 fittings that fit on the top of the unit. It also has a detergent nozzle.
As far as reliability and ease of use, you can't go wrong with this unit. We did, however, notice that the unit would spin due to vibration. It would roll the hose around itself when in operation on a smooth flat surface. We have not seen anyone else complain about this so it could have been just our unit. The 25′ hose that comes with the unit has a high quality feel to it, but I would like to have seen a 50′ hose here. The big oversize wheels, combined with the handle system on this unit make it one of the most versatile commercial units I have seen. It is a lot smaller in size than you'd expect and has a low profile for fitting neatly under things. If you are in the market for a commercial pressure washer, take a look at the DeWALT DXPW3228.
- 3 Year Limited Engine Warranty
- 2 Year Limited Pump Warranty
- 1 Year Limited Frame Warranty