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Kärcher K4 Power Control vs Stihl RE 90 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Stihl RE 90 and the Kärcher K4 Power Control.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, design, and features here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 pressure washers:

Stihl RE 90Kärcher K4 Power Control
Stihl RE 90Kärcher K4 Power Control
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Lighter
  • Soap addition feature
  • Onboard storage
  • Far less expensive
  • Induction motor
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher GPM
  • Telescopic handle
  • Power Control gun
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With different manufacturers involved, the Kärcher K4 Power Control and Stihl RE 90 may showcase variations in their overall build and technological specifications.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Both units are corded electric washers, offering sustained power for uninterrupted cleaning, making them reliable choices for tackling larger tasks without interruption.
  • Engine & Pump: Axial-type pumps are utilized in both the Stihl RE 90 and the Kärcher K4 Power Control, appreciated for their lightweight structure and user-friendly nature. The pump is driven by a 13-amp motor in either configuration. However, the Kärcher K4 Power Control has the advantage of featuring an induction motor, known for its energy efficiency, quiet operation, and durability, compared to the universal motor of the Stihl RE 90.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Stihl RE 90 compare to the Karcher K4 Power Control.

  • Pressure: At 1900 PSI, the Kärcher K4 Power Control delivers a somewhat higher force for efficient dirt and grime removal, surpassing the 1800 PSI of the Stihl RE 90.
  • Water Flow: At low pressure, the Kärcher K4 Power Control can produce a much higher volume of water than that of the Stihl RE 90. With a capacity of up to 1.5 GPM (gallons per minute) compared to the Stihl RE 90's maximum flow of 1.2 GPM, it should enable you to rinse away dirt and debris with significantly greater effectiveness.
  • Cleaning Power: The Stihl RE 90's overall cleaning efficiency is a slightly higher with its 2160 C.U. than that of the Kärcher K4 Power Control, which has 1965 C.U.

Design Comparison

  • Design: Tailored for mobility, both units feature a compact design, ensuring hassle-free transportation for cleaning tasks on the go.
  • Design: Tailored for mobility, both units feature a compact design, ensuring hassle-free transportation for cleaning tasks on the go.
  • Weight: Weighing in at 23.4 lbs, the RE 90 is somewhat lighter compared to the 28.7 lbs of the K4 Power Control, providing users with enhanced portability and ease of handling.
  • Maneuverability: The presence of wheels on both products greatly improves their maneuverability. The Kärcher K4 Power Control has the advantage of having a telescopic handle, which allows it to take up less space when not in use.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: The Stihl RE 90 stands out as the only unit among these options to offer an out-of-the-box feature for easily adding detergent solution to the water, providing users with enhanced cleaning capabilities without the need for additional accessories or modifications.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: The 2 units do not come with the same type of trigger gun. The Stihl RE 90 uses a fairly standard ergonomic gun, while the Kärcher K4 Power Control features a Power Control gun. Moreover, they use different types of wands, as the former comes with a classic wand, while the latter uses a VPS one.
  • Nozzles: The Kärcher K4 Power Control doesn't come with any nozzles (its aforementioned wand removes the need for any), but the Stihl RE 90 is supplied with two (fan-jet and rotary).
  • Storage: In contrast to the RE 90, which offers convenient onboard storage to keep your accessories at hand, the K4 Power Control does not have such a feature. In contrast to the K4 Power Control, which lacks dedicated hose storage, the RE 90 offers a convenient set of hooks for keeping the pressure hose organized.
  • Accessories: In addition to the typical accessories, the Kärcher K4 Power Control also includes dirt blaster and garden hose adapter.

TL;DR

Stihl RE 90Kärcher K4 Power Control
Stihl RE 90Kärcher K4 Power Control
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Lighter
  • Soap addition feature
  • Onboard storage
  • Far less expensive
  • Induction motor
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher GPM
  • Telescopic handle
  • Power Control gun
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2 Comments
  1. Does that mean you can only get up to 35ft from a power outlet + of coursethe length of hose.

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