Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI Pressure Washer PS60982
The Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI pressure washer is part of the Simpson Pro Series range, which was developed for professionals. It works well for restoring wood, cleaning hard surfaces, and preparing for painting. This is just right for me as I build my living painting structures. I have already used the Simpson PS60982 pressure washer to paint several houses and today I will be using it on a house in dire need of it. This machine is up to the job, but there are a few things that a professional should consider.
- A lot of power in a compact package
- The Honda engine starts without any problems every time
- The welded steel frame is robust
- Great tires for easy movement on the construction site – even on grass
- Robust hose and easily accessible tips
- After the start, the pressure drops for a few minutes with each trigger
- Hoses are threaded connections, but professionals would appreciate quick connections
This Simpson PowerShot is sturdy built with an easy to start Honda engine and great tires. It is up to the tasks for which it was designed, although under heavy use some professionals may find that they push it to its limits. Painting professionals may opt for a higher GPM, which removes the emphasis on PSI as detergents do most of the cleaning job. I had a pressure drop for the first few minutes after each start and would love to see quick connections for the hose. Overall, it’s a solid machine for the money.
Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI pressure washer capabilities
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The Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI Pressure Washer has several great features that it can recommend. First, the welded steel frame is compact, light, and sturdy. It rolls smoothly almost anywhere on its pneumatic tires. The design offers easy access to all important functions: gas, oil, choke and hose bib.
Ignition is as easy as it is with its dependable Honda engine – a great choice for this machine. It even has a low-oil shutdown feature, although we chose not to put this to the test! Check the oil, turn the choke to the on position, and pull it the second time – if not the first – you’re good to go.
The only hiccup of the Simpson Powershot 3700 PSI pressure washer during this review was the pressure drop on startup. It probably took a few minutes each time to build up enough pressure to start work. Squeeze the trigger, the water gushes, and then it fades. It’s not unusual behavior from pressure washers, but it’s a bit annoying.
After this short break, however, the pressure remained constant. The PowerShot, with its 3700 PSI, was able to clean even the dirtiest surfaces.
Considerations for painters
For painters, however, the Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI pressure washer is not all about PSI. Of course, painting pros can offer their customers a nice upsell service if they have a pressure washer with a higher PSI for hard surfaces. After all, a nice new paint job with pressure washed walks and rides looks even better. But I use detergents which do most of the hard cleaning work, so I’m more interested in GPM than PSI.
I’m pointing this out because prep for painting is listed under the capabilities of the Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI Pressure Washer. This machine can certainly do the job, but I’ve found that it is reaching its limits in terms of volume without often requiring the full PSI. I need to wash away the detergents quickly, not blow up the dirty surface of a house. This can lead to damage that I would have to fix. Of course, this will not necessarily be the case for professionals in other industries. The good news? Simpson makes all types of pressure washers – including models with higher flow rates.
The sturdy MorFlex hose does not kink and the 50-foot length is generous. Even so, painting pros will likely want more length of hose as they typically work around a structure. I went ahead and took another. I’ve also added my own quick links – it would be a nice bonus if Simpson included them.
For the price we’re about to discuss, the Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI pressure washer is a good machine. You really have to step up in dollars to get significantly more GPM and PSI, so the popularity of this model is understandable.
Pro tip: Remove the handle and turn it around for even more compact storage or transportation. You have to play around with the wand and hose a bit, but you gain some space that you may need for other equipment.
Simpson PS60982 pressure washer price
The Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI Pressure Washer PS60982 is priced at $ 749.
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The bottom line
The Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI Pressure Washer has several great features that it can recommend. You get a sturdy and compact design, a Honda engine with low oil shutdown, a sturdy MorFlex hose, pneumatic tires and much more. After starting, it took a few minutes to build up enough pressure to spray evenly, which we have seen on other machines. With 3700 PSI, it is a powerful cleaner for dirty surfaces. Painting professionals may end up opting for a higher GPM model but will have to pay more for it.
Simpson PowerShot 3700 PSI Pressure Washer Specifications
- Model Number: PS60982
- Drive type: Direct
- PSI: 3700
- GPM: 2.5
- Make of the motor: Honda
- Pump: AAA triplex
- Hose: MorFlex 5/16 inch. x 50 feet
- Gun: M22 connection
- Magic wand: QC spray lance
- Nozzles: 5 quick-connect nozzle tips: 0 °, 15 °, 25 °, 40 ° and soap
- Frame: welded steel structure
- Tires: 10 inch premium pneumatics
- Price: $ 749