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Power Washer Recommendations

Bristle Hound Oct 22, 2020

  1. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    My Karcher K4 FC has packed up 3 months after the 3 year warranty expired FFS [​IMG] [​IMG]
    What a pile of junk!
    My 11 year old Nilfisk is still working in a fashion, its pulsing like a mutha so won't last much longer but at least I have a back up

    So I'm after a new one & it won't be a Karcher this time
    Budget? No more than £200

    Any recommendations please
     
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  3. jassyo06

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    3 YEARS ffs ye done well....£200 budget....well if its only for cars & Caravans.....go for this for another £49 also comes with a excellent snow foam cannon
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  4. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Cheers @jassyo06
    Won't darken my door again with a 'kin Karcher - utter ***** !
    Have you got a link for that one mate?
     
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  5. Bristle Hound

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    Cheers @jassyo06
    Won't darken my door again with a 'kin Karcher - utter ***** !
    Have you got a link for that one mate?
     
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  6. NevMan

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    Oh dear Col...I would say Kranzle, but double your budget Thatbis what I will get when my K5 dies
     
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  7. NevMan

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    Don’t know about these, but Bosch power tools have never let me down

    Bosch UniversalAquatak 135 High Pressure Washer
     
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  9. Gazwould

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    Nilfisk
     
  10. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    [​IMG]
     
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  11. BarryG79

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    Following with interest BH.
    My Karcher K3.65 Jubilee is fecked now too! Don’t use it as much as most of you guys and it has lasted about 10 years
    Has been spewing water out the unit for at least half of that time though, so has done well to last this long. New car still not here yet, so not in a rush to replace.


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  13. jamiewatkins2004

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    Have a look on direct hoses.

    I got the grey 7 which is so much better than a karcher, mind you having said that I only had the k2 before. Lol.

    Must say they're great pressure washers far better than my neighbours k4 I borrowed.

    If you are interested in one you'll need to be quick as they sell out fast currently due to supply issues, think they come from Italy.

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  14. Bristle Hound

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    @BarryG79 - Feel your pain mate :(
    @jamiewatkins2004 - Sold out unfortunately :(
    https://www.directhoses.net/product...se-swivel-trigger?_pos=4&_sid=877a0fd25&_ss=r
     
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  16. BarryG79

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  17. Nickyc

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    A higher end Nilfisk maybe ? Something like an E145, D140 or even a C135 ?
     
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  18. Audi Bairn

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  19. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Like @BarryG79 I had my last Karcher for over 10 years them got another one, which still have. It’s maybe 2 years old.
    But like others above, I won’t buy another one as the quality has clearly plummeted.
     
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  20. sixlargebeers

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    My Karcher K5 compact was just over 3 years old when it gave up the ghost. Turned out to be the fuse. I guess it'll be on it's last legs now so interested to see recommendations and what you end up going for BH.
     
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  21. jamiewatkins2004

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  22. mike60eley

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    It must be catching the Karvid 19, mine packed up last weekend washing the mrs new car. Mine was also the K4 but after taking it apart it just looked like it was made up of cheaper parts compared to my old original Karcher that seem to last forever.

    Definitely following this, it's a mine field out there knowing which one to buy.

    Good luck

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  23. Bristle Hound

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  24. A4A4

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    Go for the 2nd Nilfisk one for the your budget. Looks a really good spec and heard praising comments about nilfisk pressure washers.

    If you do go for it, be interested to hear your views on it.
     
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  25. Bristle Hound

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  26. Nickyc

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    Good choice, E145 looks good and comes with a much better hose than the C135.
     
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  27. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Registered User

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    Would be good to hear your thoughts on this.

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  28. Bristle Hound

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    Will Let you know @jamiewatkins2004

    Put the Nilfisk Kew alto adapter back on my snow foamer this afternoon in anticipation of the new power washer lol
     
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  29. Bristle Hound

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    Arrived today :thumbs up:

    [​IMG]
     
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  30. Audi Bairn

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    Nice one BH!
    A bit disappointed it’s not been unpacked and set up already though :whistle2:
     
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  31. Bristle Hound

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    @Audi Bairn - [​IMG]
     
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  32. mike60eley

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    Nice one
    I've ordered one today, how long did yours take to arrive?

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  34. NevMan

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    Hang your head in shame Col
     
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  35. Bristle Hound

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    @mike60eley - Ordered Monday morning arrived Wednesday afternoon :thumbs up:
     
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    That's quick

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  37. royalsteve68

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    Shame you couldn't stretch the budget a tint bit as you can get cheaper Kranzle washers now and they are a billion times better than karcher/nilfisk. Better than the karcher commercial range.

    They start at about £300 now.

    Build quality puts Audi to shame.
     
  38. royalsteve68

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    Alloy pump with plastic casing....no thanks...although at least its better than some karchers that have pump made out of PLASTIC or PAINTED PLASTIC - shocking eh!!!!!
     
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  39. royalsteve68

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    Karcher and Nilfisk use alloy/plastic in their pumps. They will usually only last 50 hours use. I have 4 cars, big patio and driveway, etc to clean and 6 years ago my new karcher lasted 2 months. Bought a Kranzle, not one issue, pump is made with brass, ceramic pistons . I f i drove my Audi at it the Audi would fall apart. You can replace every part on a Kranzle. Only downside is they are heavy. They seem expensive but then top end Karchers are very expensive at £600 - you would have to be a complete idiot to spend £600 on a Karcher.

    More stuff here: http://www.kranzle.co.uk/english/146.htm
     
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  40. jamiewatkins2004

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    @Bristle Hound
    Whats the thoughts on the nilfisk?

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  41. Bristle Hound

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    @jamiewatkins2004 - Just managed to un-pack it this afternoon altho I haven't used it yet
    Defo a quality product
    'Tis a heavy mutha but that doesn't effect me TBH
     
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  42. Bristle Hound

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    @jamiewatkins2004 - Used the new Nilfisk a couple of times now
    Its defo a very well made machine - you can feel the quality right down to the lance and gun

    I like the fact that I can now wind the hose up instead of fighting with it at the end of usage
    Cable tidy is neat to

    & yes it is powerful - it certainly pumps the water out
    Did a bit of snow foaming today & boy it does thicken the foam up being a more powerful PW

    Like I've said it is heavy so if this is an issue I would avoid it TBH

    Overall I'm very happy
    Now lets see how long it lasts
    My old 11 year old Nilfisk which cost me £60 still works fine, other than a bit of pulsing before pulling the gun trigger, so here's fingers crossed
     
  43. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Registered User

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    Good to hear pal, this one was on my list before I got the grey 7.

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