Pressure washers come in all types and sizes. However, the most powerful pressure washers operate in the 3-4.000 PSI range, and 3100 PSI is a popular option.
In this collection, we have carefully collected and compared the most popular and bestselling gasoline powered pressure washers that operate at 3100 PSI.
#1: WEN PW31 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 208 cc
The WEN PW31 is an affordable gasoline powered washer that runs on a powerful 208 cc 4-stroke. The pump delivers 2.5 gallons per minute. The slim 12” wheels will move on any terrain, and many users report that it is easy to use, dependable and powerful. It comes with 5 quick connect spray nozzles and soap. It also comes in a 2800 PSI version.
#2: Powerhorse Gas Pressure Washer 3100 PSI
This Powerhorse Gas Pressure Washer is another 3100 PSI option. It is equipped with a 212cc engine and a direct drive axial cam pump. It has a 30 foot long braided hose, hose wrap and onboard detergent tank. In user reviews, it is reported to be powerful and easy to start, perfect for many different tasks.
#3: YARD FORCE YF3100ES-R w/Briggs & Stratton Engine
With a YARD FORCE YF3100ES-R you get a reliable 3100 PSI pressure washer powered by a Briggs & Stratton gasoline engine and an axial cam pump. The battery allows for up to 100 electric starts – which is even possible from ladders etc. It comes with complete accessories such as nozzles, spray gun, wand, hose and charger. It has a 2 year warranty. Buyers especially love the remote start feature.
#4: Pulsar 3,100 PSI Gas-Powered Pressure Washer W31H19
The Pulsar 3,100 PSI Gas-Powered Pressure Washer has a 208cc 7HP engine and an axial cam pump. It comes with an onboard detergent tank and multiple quick connect nozzles. It has a sturdy frame with grip handles and 12 inch never-flat wheels. Buyers report that the construction is solid and that the price is hard to beat.
#5: Westinghouse WPX3100
The Westinghouse WPX3100 is yet another 3100 PSI machine. Like competitors, it also has a 30 foot hose, never-flat wheels and comes equipped with quick change nozzles and a detergent tank. In reviews, users like this powerhouse for being solid and effective. When it comes in the box, it takes about 15 minutes to assemble, which is quite normal.
#6: Duromax XP3100PWT
Last but not least, consider the Duromax XP3100PWT. It has much of the same equipment like other 3100 PSI washers, but it has a solid amount of positive reviews for its build quality and for being powerfully effective. You can clean almost anything with this baby, yet it is small, light and compact.
Bonus (a little extra): Simpson Cleaning MSH3125 MegaShot
For something slightly above 3100PSI, consider the Simpson MSH3125 with 3200 PSI of cleaning power right in your hands. This is a powerful heavy-duty gasoline powered washer that meets your most demanding needs. It comes with all needed bells and whistles such as an abrasion resistant hose, 5 nozzle tips and various safety features. It is a high build quality pressure washer with a 2 year warranty. User reviews praise the Simpson versatility, easy startup and great cleaning power. Simpson also makes a highly esteemed “PowerShot” Series with 3300, 3800, 4000 and 4200 PSI units.
Choosing a gasoline powered pressure washer – 14 things to look for
1: Effective for cleaning: Naturally, a pressure washer should be great at cleaning. Make sure to read reviews about the effectiveness of the unit. It is a combination of ergonomics, power, durability and accessories.
2: Types of surfaces it can clean: Check reviews to learn if your type of surface is mentioned as being cleaned effectively by the product. Pressure washers are extremely versatile and can be used for wood decking, paved driveways, painted wood sidings, steel sidings, plastic window trim, windows, vehicles, car rims, concrete, stone walkways, tile or marble, garden fences, decks, patios, rooftops and many more.
3: Ergonomics: The handles and spray trigger design is an important factor in how quickly you will become fatigued. Many cleaning jobs takes a lot of time, even with an effective washers. Therefore, make sure the ergonomics are good. Negative user reviews will reveal poor ergonomics.
4: Wheels and tire size / pneumatic: Depending on your terrain, you might need a pressure washer with pneumatic tires of a good size. Plastic wheels will work for some easy decks and patios, but if the unit is to be dragged around alot, make sure the wheels match your requirements.
5: Pump power & quality: A dependable, durable and powerful pump unit is important in any pressure washer. Read user reviews to learn how dependable the pump of the unit is. Even the best pumps are prone to breaking. At least the pump will break before the engine does.
6: Hose quality and resistance: Some washers have cheap hoses that get messy and break easily. Better quality pressure washers have protected and more resistant hoses. Check pictures for hose thickness and read reviews to learn about hose messiness. Look in negative user reviews to learn how often this occurs.
7: Safety features: Check for important safety features like safety lock-out.
8: Spray nozzles: Read specs to see which types of spray nozzles comes with the units. Typically 3 to 5 quick-connect nozzles are delivered with a pressure washer.
9: Other accessories: There’s a lot of different types of accessories like covers, wheels, nozzles, hose extensions, patio washers and more. Make sure the pressure washers comes with what you need.
10: Build quality: A pressure washer will most likely endure many adverse conditions and frequent use. Heavy frame construction or high quality washers are more appreciated in the long run. Look at negative user reviews for comments on build quality and what tends to break.
11: Detergent tank: Some units come with a detergent tank. Make sure the tank size is sufficient. Most washers use detergent-to-water in a ratio of 1:7 and the tank size is typically between 0.5 and 1 gallon.
12: Gasoline / oil plugs: Make sure the unit has a usable filler cap and an easy-to-use drain plug.
13: Warranty: Check manufacturer warranty before you buy. Pressure washers have many moving parts (with water and mechanics!) that can break.
14: Customer service: Also look at reviews to learn about customer service issues and friendliness.