Yes the easy clean had a heater, but I sold it. I did consider going this route, but decided to try something differentDo you have hot water on your current setup woody? If you do just throw a electric motor on it. Did that with a old cat pump and it has been great.
All good suggestions. Just remember more gal/min and psi = more HP. A 4 gpm washer with 2500 psi would take 6.6 or rounded up 7.5 HP to run.Just remember cleaning takes water , pressure is to peel stuff apart
Best washer is one with minimum 4 ga if you can find a 5 or 6 it will cut cleaning time in half .
Hot water is for cleaning grease and the handle is nice to have warm .
Electric is preferred one hang it inside on shop wall hose connections to outside and way you go .
One feature you need to have , when let go the trigger the pump should cut out and automatically kicks in when pull .
Do you get enough pressure from gravity flow? Ive tried this but the tank needs to be higher than the pump. And then it's best to be full!I just got a hotsy with a gas engine and diesel burner. I put it in a pickup box trailer with a 275 gallon tote for water. Most of my land is a ways from home, and it never fails that is where hyd lines blow and make a mess, especially on the combine. this way, i can just tow the unit to the field, clean the equipment on the spot, and cuts the fire hazzard. Also, when i clean stuff up in the fall, I dont have the mess in front of my shop.
Do not buy a karcher. We have 2 electric hot water washers and they are both junk. Usually one is broke down and it takes for ever to get parts from karcher. Spend a litte more and buy a Hotsy. It will be cheaper in the long run!
Don't buy a karcher most of the parts are unique to karcher, even the hose ends.
We have a 5 hp electric/diesel burner so far everything we have needed to change we were able to get locally. The burner parts from a local plumber and the soap injector from a parts store in town.
Grumpie is very correct in saying it takes volume to clean and it takes heat to peel the stuck on grease and grime off.
Our Hot water washers in the barns are Hotsy and they have served us well, parts are decent to get and priced reasonable.
We have LPG heaters on them. 3 GPM at 3000 PSI with 5 HP electric.
We had a Diesel fired burner on a Karcher in our shop which gave us a lot of grief with the burner not firing cleanly.
We now have a LPG fired Hotsy for the pressure cleaning requirements and a 10 HP electric running an 8 GPM pump at 1800 PSI for the cold washing.
We wash most of the dirt from equipment and trucks with cold and then if anything needs to be Degreased etc we hit it with the Hotsy .
Anyone have good or poor opinion of the Foam cleaner from Schippers, we have never used it but there is a lot of talk on Twitter how fantastic it is, but it may be just that "Talk".(Its fairly expensive)
This is the way.I just got a hotty with a gas engine and diesel burner. I put it in a pickup box trailer with a 275 gallon tote for water. Most of my land is a ways from home, and it never fails that is where hyd lines blow and make a mess, especially on the combine. this way, i can just tow the unit to the field, clean the equipment on the spot, and cuts the fire hazzard. Also, when i clean stuff up in the fall, I dont have the mess in front of my shop.