Good sizeable budget to be honest. This really is a case of you get what you pay for. The big name with these is Karcher, but for £150 you will get a very decent piece of kit. I wouldn't think you need to spend quite that much - but one point, make sure the Karcher is a "3 series" and above.
We bought a "2 series" years ago. Within two years it had broken due to lots of use and freezing weather (our fault). However, when we took it to Karcher's repair place, locally, they said because it was a low spec one, they can't open them up to replace parts, we would have to replace the whole thing. "3 series" and over are able to have parts replaced, so we were advised to buy this next.
TOUCH WOOD, no issues in the last two years.
I'm thinking about buying a pressure washer and have a budget upto £150.
Any thoughts on what to splash the cash on?
I have the Karcher 7.85M. It is superb. The hose even retracts onto the unit itself. Although a bit more than what you wanted to spend at least it is serviceable.
Kranzle....HOW MUCH wtf!!!!
Well, I personally found Karcher to be overrated? Had two, 120Bar then a 150Bar and wish I'd discovered "Clarke" beforehand. I now have a Clarke ELS145R and couldn't rate them highly enough
Granted but I do get a lot of use with mine. Does the drive and the patio with the attachment, plus I wash 2 cars and 3 motorbikes weekly.OMG you guys, thats serious wonga for a pressure washer.
Dont be too hard on her.I left mine in the shed having blown all the water (or so i thought) out of it.Its now ******* low pressure water.Apparantly you have to fill it with antifreeze, and theres a special karchers 'kit' to do it with.Hi all
My sister, the idiot that she is, has left our pressure washer outside and it is now broken due to the freezing conditions as well as the snow! As it's a vital part of cleaning the car I'm looking to get one pretty quick.
Whats everyones suggestions on what Karcher I need, still the same? What sort of pressure do I need which will do a good job? It's 5 years since buying the previous one so I'm unsure what spec. it is?
Thanks in advance!
And what 'Bar pressure does that offer? Not sure whether I'd be happy spending that on a jet wash?Hi, i just recently became the owner of a karcher k3550 machine it was on special £199+7.99 for delivery, i was looking around for ages and the saw this one advertised on the idealworld shopping channel. It came with five different accessories and also a bag of detergent and also a bag of wash and wax for the car, it also comes with a foam bottle,vario lance,t-racer for patio,two extensions,delta brush and also plug in detergent bottle. I had a go today and was very impressed. Ok it might be a bit more than some shops but you do get alot more kit with it for different jobs. If you want to go to the site just type idealworld into google and then type karcher K3550 in the search bar. Hope this helps. I forgot to say it also is one of the latest models with the water cooled motor and also the fitments are very easy to clip in.
Can anybody tell me if theres much difference between 110 and 120 'Bar pressure'?
Karchers are toffee guys get yourself into a nilfisk 130¬! Awesome machine, ive had 2 karchers previous, one went up in flames and the other one gave up the ghost for no reason
Im rolling with this one atm
NILFISK - ALTO E130.2-9 PAD X-Tra 130 Bar electric power cleaner is loaded with extra's, 2 nozzles, rotary brush, patio cleaner and fixed wash brush
Metal internals and 2 years warrenty and coupled with a proper snow foamer its a great machine and the chassis extension is excellent.
the fittings to swap them are pennies mate and may even be the same?
Nilfisk for the win and they dont go belly up with the cold lol