There is no shortage of different styles of pressure washers on the market. Basically you build a frame, then add a motor and pump. Until today we have seen a bland mix of pressure washer designs with exceptions like the RYOBI 3000 PSI unit which has a unique frame. PowerPlay is from Canada and they wanted to go one step further and build a functional, rugged frame that looked like a modern sports car. Eye candy for guys, I guess you could call it. The StreetFighter is a sleek, gorgeous looking machine. I can’t believe I just said that about a pressure washer. The looks are great, but bottom line is we need a machine that performs and lasts. To accomplish this, PowerPlay added a commercial grade Honda GX 200 motor to power an Annovi Reverberi triplex plunger pump. We don’t need to tell you that Honda GX engines are bullet proof. They are the gold standard in quality engines. I do not have much experience with Annovi Reverberi pumps, but from what I have heard, they are a good, reliable pump. The pump has quality brass fittings and has an overall quality feel to it. It puts out 3300 PSI at 2.7 GPM.
The frame is sleek and has a good, solid feel to it. The engine is mounted low which gives you the ability to store the unit in a standard pick-up truck bed with a locking cover. This is huge for me, as sometimes I don’t want to leave the unit on the job site. The engine being low is almost completely surrounded by the frame. This protects the motor and the pump from any damage. The down side to this is that you need a funnel to add or change the oil on the unit. Not a big deal, but something to note. I use a funnel all the time anyway. The wand breaks down easily and stores on the bottom clamps of the frame. The 25′ hose has quick connects and is stored on the front of the unit via a velcro strap. The top handle can be raised and lowered with the pull of a knob. When the handle is up, the assembled wand rests nicely on the handle. The Streetfighter is 28″ wide, which gives it great stability. This unit won’t be tipping over ever! The 12″ wheels look awesome and they also allow you to tackle off-road terrain with ease.
Operation of the unit is just as expected, first pull starts and minimal to no surging. As with any pressure washer you always want to run the water through it before you start it. It allows air to get out of the unit and protect the pump. All pressure washers vibrate. The StreetFighter is no different, however they have added an anti vibration system that helps keep the unit from vibrating to much. This also helps the unit stay planted. We saw a little movement, but nothing more than any other pressure washer we have tested. Overall, it did a good job of staying planted. It comes with 5 spray heads, the usual: 1 degree, 15 degree, 25 degree, 40 degree and a wide fan, low pressure soap dispenser tip. The unit holds 1.5L of soap in the onboard tank and all the spray tips fit snug on the frame.
So what do I think of the StreetFighter? It is a great solid machine for just about anyone that wants a 3300 PSI pressure washer. It may look too pretty to take on the job site but once it is there, the Honda GX engine and Annovi Reverberi pump will perform day in and day out for years of reliable service. This unit is covered by a 2 year consumer warranty. Check out PowerPlay Pressure Washers.