Simpson has been around for many years. They make all kinds and sizes of pressure washers and pressure washer accessories. Big names even use Simpson as an OEM and put their brand name on them. We have been using Simpson pressure washers for about 3 years now and one thing that we can say about them is that they are reliable and get the job done. All Simpson pressure washers start with a rugged welded tube steel frame design that provides years of service. Rugged 10″ pneumatic tires will easily get you through any job site with ease.
The Simpson PowerShot PS3228 is an industrial duty unit. It has a commercial Honda GX engine that provides reliable starts every time. The GX200 motor has features that the PRO wants like low oil shut off, separate choke/fuel controls and a big steel 3.3 qt gas tank for long run times. The engine is mated to a AAATM industrial triplex plunger pump with ceramic pistons and a thermal relief valve. Triplex pumps are proven to last for years of trouble free service. On the pump is a sight gauge so you can keep tabs on the oil level. The unit puts out 3200 PSI with a flow rate of 2.8 gallons per minute.
In our tests, we gave the unit to A-list Handy Pros a local company that had the perfect deck and driveway job for the unit. Right away Joe the owner liked the low stance of the unit compared to his old one. It easily stows underneath the shelves in his van. He also liked the fact that he was able to lift the 85 lb unit by himself in and out of the van. When using the PowerShot he commented how quiet the unit was even at full throttle. This allows him to get started earlier in the day and not worry about disturbing anyone. Although our test unit did not have quick connects the PowerShot does come with quick connects. This saves time when hooking up the hose and wand. The hose is 25′ long. Professionals like to use 50′ hoses and we would like to see that with future models. The wand has a plastic handle and comes with 5 quick connect nozzles – o, 15, 25 40 and soap. The downstream injection system is easy to use. Simply put the included hose in your chemical, attach the soap nozzle and you are ready to go.
For the professional, you can not go wrong with the Simpson PowerShot PS3228. It has all the features a PRO would want. Simpson also has a 50′ flexible non marring Morflex hose that is available separately. Simpson is a name you can trust and this unit screams quality and it performed flawlessly. The unit has a 1 year commercial warranty, 3 year engine warranty, 2 year pump warranty and 90 day accessory warranty. Tools in Action recommends this unit.