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7 minutes ago, Mark H said:

 

 


Qwashers eBay. And YouTube for me all the way
He’s been in the industry a very long time so he knows his stuff



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Here is the link http://stores.ebay.co.uk/qwashers


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We all seem to use Rutland pumps on this forum. I am buying the 16hp Vanguard it has 23lpm and 250bar with button start, around £2,350. I believe this is the best pressure washer to use when doing monoblock and patios. Its petrol run and we use the 18inch wheeled flat surface cleaner at £350 with it.

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THL4KEL

Electrics aren't designed to be used continuously. There for washing A machine or a car. Or a small patio.

 

They just burn out on big drives and that's using industrial grade electric equipment.

 

The service engineer where I live, said when he had to fix mine which blew up said four hours a day max they are designed for and that's not four hours continuous. 

 

I have a Honda Gx390, purchased from a industrial cleaning shop three miles away from my house. So if it goes wrong no postage to send it back the supplier. Its fixed that day and the job gets done. 

 

Plus Honda GX is industrial grade equipment and selling it on is never a problem. 

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Pjj
5 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

 

We all seem to use Rutland pumps on this forum. I am buying the 16hp Vanguard it has 23lpm and 250bar with button start, around £2,350. I believe this is the best pressure washer to use when doing monoblock and patios. Its petrol run and we use the 18inch wheeled flat surface cleaner at £350 with it.

 

 

As above rutland pumps pumps are brilliant very good choise of washer you won’t be disappointed 

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I am in the process of purchasing a Pressure Washer that has a start button rather than a pullcord. I am now wondering how the battery gets charged or will it have an alternator as well? Any experience welcome, cheers m. 

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Hi lads thanks for all your replies, I do agree that you get what you pay for! What do you guys think about this....
Wolf 200 BAR, 3000psi, 6.5HP Heavy Duty Petrol Driven Pressure Power Washer - Full Spares & Service Support - Kit Includes Gun, Lance, 4 Quick Fit Nozzles and 6m High Pressure Hose Wolf 200 BAR, 3000psi, 6.5HP Heavy Duty Petrol Driven Pressure Power Washer - Full Spares & Service Support - Kit Includes Gun, Lance, 4 Quick Fit Nozzles and 6m High Pressure Hose: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools
 
 
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Would take a look at the Jet Macs.using a Clarke one at present but thinking of buying a jet mac as great reviews and recomendations

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I would look no further than Rutland Pumps. I'm ordering the 16hp Vanguard 250bar at 23lpm

£2400  roughly. I'm expecting to pay 3 grand when you add the fsc and vairio nozzle and 20m's of HP hose. Don't think one can buy a cheap PW if working each week.

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padman

Jet Mac for me. I have two Jet Mac machines now both with Locin engines and 21 lPM. WELL pleased and I found the after service very good when I had a problem. 

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28 minutes ago, padman said:

Jet Mac for me. I have two Jet Mac machines now both with Locin engines and 21 lPM. WELL pleased and I found the after service very good when I had a problem. 

 

@padman what is the pressure of the 21lpm machine and what's the cost of a new one? thanks m

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padman

3000 psi I think. Under a grand delivered as well :)

 

 

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3 minutes ago, padman said:

3000 psi I think. Under a grand delivered as well :)

 

 

 

Well for that price then its hard to beat. I can see how you like it so much, good first timer. :1f44d:

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padman

The first one is 3 years old and had heavy, heavy use and been faultless.  We do a awful lot of drives each year :)

 

 

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52 minutes ago, padman said:

The first one is 3 years old and had heavy, heavy use and been faultless.  We do a awful lot of drives each year 🙂

 

 

I'm impressed that it's going 3 years hard without giving trouble. I'm thinking of buying a diesel loncin of jet mac to save on fuel as I have a 13hp honda petrol 21 LPM and it use about 20 euro a day..

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cormie76

Jetmac customers service is atrocious once you complain and something brakes he just completely ignores you once bitten


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padman
9 hours ago, Scsprocleaning said:

I'm impressed that it's going 3 years hard without giving trouble. I'm thinking of buying a diesel loncin of jet mac to save on fuel as I have a 13hp honda petrol 21 LPM and it use about 20 euro a day..

Wish I had now gone diesel with my second machine. I did have and still have a old Honda diesel machine in the garage, but boy is it heavy 😞

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Pjj
15 hours ago, padman said:

Jet Mac for me. I have two Jet Mac machines now both with Locin engines and 21 lPM. WELL pleased and I found the after service very good when I had a problem. 

 

 

 

Hope you dont get a problem and have to return it to ireland very costly and very slow experience as many will testify to 

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Pjj
11 hours ago, cormie76 said:

Jetmac customers service is atrocious once you complain and something brakes he just completely ignores you once bitten


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I contacted them before I bought mine from Rutland pumps , very unhelpful said if there was any problems it’s up to me to return it to them and pay all costs evolved that was the end of my dealings with them Ben at Rutland pumps totaly different approach couldn’t do enough to help never had a problem but when ordering g bits and bobs from him always delivers within 24 hours very helpful could not recomend him enough 

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Scsprocleaning
5 hours ago, padman said:

Wish I had now gone diesel with my second machine. I did have and still have a old Honda diesel machine in the garage, but boy is it heavy 😞

I think the best thing to do with a diesel is mount it to the floor of the van and ideally have an exhaust made to keep the smell out..

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2 hours ago, Scsprocleaning said:

I think the best thing to do with a diesel is mount it to the floor of the van and ideally have an exhaust made to keep the smell out..

 

That's what I have been thinking with my new PW. It doesn't need to come out the van if the doors are open. Probably a security issue unless there is nothing to steal bar the PW and I'm sure one would notice once it stopped!

3 hours ago, Pjj said:

 

 

 

I contacted them before I bought mine from Rutland pumps , very unhelpful said if there was any problems it’s up to me to return it to them and pay all costs evolved that was the end of my dealings with them Ben at Rutland pumps totaly different approach couldn’t do enough to help never had a problem but when ordering g bits and bobs from him always delivers within 24 hours very helpful could not recomend him enough 

 

Yes, I second this but I think they are busy with the way the weather has been. Hoping to get my new washer next week and will let you all know how I get on.

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Scsprocleaning
30 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

 

That's what I have been thinking with my new PW. It doesn't need to come out the van if the doors are open. Probably a security issue unless there is nothing to steal bar the PW and I'm sure one would notice once it stopped!

 

Yes, I second this but I think they are busy with the way the weather has been. Hoping to get my new washer next week and will let you all know how I get on.

i think it would make a more efficient set up, you could plump in the water tank and have an over flow set up or auto stop and have a dump valve set up. The hose reels could be in there as well, so when you arrive on a job your ready to go, especially if you have the water tank half full all the time

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scottish cleaning service

You could also bolt the PW to the van's floor so it wouldn't move.

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scottish cleaning service

I'm getting my 16hp Vanguard 250 bar at 21 lpm and its an electric start. 40m of hose, Vairio and Turbo nozzles and a Bin kit for the water bin. Less than £3200 and that includes delivery.

I take delivery next week so will let you know how I get on, picture below.

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padman

Thats a lot of dosh to be splashing out on your first decent machine. I hope you have the work for it. I have found this year harder for work as there seems to be loads more blokes door knocking for work. 😞

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41 minutes ago, padman said:

Thats a lot of dosh to be splashing out on your first decent machine. I hope you have the work for it. I have found this year harder for work as there seems to be loads more blokes door knocking for work. 😞

 

Plenty of work up here, I'm just scared someone pinches it. I will need to get it insured. Got about a grand worth of work when I get it but I know I will get more when using it. I reckon it will pay for itself in 3 months. You can always sell these things on if it fails to work out.

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Chris33

Honda gx 390 21 litre a min. Also good to use a fsc with down the line if you choose and gets lots of water down for rinsing off

 

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Plenty of work up here, I'm just scared someone pinches it. I will need to get it insured. Got about a grand worth of work when I get it but I know I will get more when using it. I reckon it will pay for itself in 3 months. You can always sell these things on if it fails to work out.

The gx390 would be more than ample to be honest on par with this and like less than half the price

 

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18 minutes ago, Chris33 said:

Honda gx 390 21 litre a min. Also good to use a fsc with down the line if you choose and gets lots of water down for rinsing off

 

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The gx390 would be more than ample to be honest on par with this and like less than half the price

 

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PW is £2400 and fsc is £400 as I went for the wheeled one. 40m of hose and 2 lances and bits and pieces. Delivery is probably a ton. I'm very happy with the price and its an electric start so I'll let you know how I get on with it. I think I will fly through the work I have lined up for it. Got 5 driveways to do for friends and family.

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