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Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX vs SPX3000 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Sun Joe SPX3000 and the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX.

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:

Sun Joe SPX3000Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX
Sun Joe SPX3000Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX
  • Dual soap tank
  • More nozzles
  • Lighter
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Since both the SPX3000 and SPX2688-MAX belong to the Sun Joe lineup, they maintain a comparable level of quality and attention to detail.

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: The Sun Joe SPX3000 and the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX employ axial-type pumps, distinguished by their lightweight design and user simplicity. While the Sun Joe SPX3000's pump is driven by a 14.5-amp motor, the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX utilizes a 13-amp motor. Both devices are outfitted with motors of the Universal type.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Sun Joe SPX3000 compare to the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX.

  • Pressure: Both devices boast very similar maximum reachable pressures (2030 PSI for the Sun Joe SPX3000 and 2050 PSI for the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX), ensuring they should effectively lift and blast away dirt with equal efficiency.
  • Water Flow: With a maximum water flow of 1.76 GPM (gallons per minute) for the SPX3000 and 1.8 GPM for the SPX2688-MAX, both units are capable of rinsing dirt and debris quickly and efficiently, thanks to their comparable flow rates.
  • Cleaning Power: With the difference in Cleaning Units between the Sun Joe SPX3000 and the SPX2688-MAX (1798 and 1760 CU, respectively) being insignificant, it's fair to say that both devices exhibit identical overall cleaning effectiveness.

Design Comparison

  • Design: Designed for portability, both units sport a compact build, offering convenience for users on the move.
  • Design: Designed for portability, both units sport a compact build, offering convenience for users on the move.
  • Weight: At an approximate weight of 21.4 lbs, the SPX2688-MAX is marginally lighter. This feature suggests that it may be easier to transport and handle compared to the SPX3000, which weighs approximately 23.4 lbs.
  • Maneuverability: With the addition of wheels, both products enjoy improved maneuverability. Equipped with a handle, both products are designed to optimize your grip, ensuring superior comfort and control during both maneuvering and transportation tasks.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: Both washers allow users to incorporate chemical detergent solutions into the water, boosting their cleaning efficiency. The SPX2688-MAX achieves this via a foam cannon attachment, while the SPX3000 utilizes a dual detergent tank system.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: Both units feature a fairly standard ergonomic trigger gun and a classic wand in the package.
  • Nozzles: Both pressure washers come with 0°, 15°, and 40° nozzles, but the nozzle similarities stop here. The SPX3000 also has 25° and soap nozzles.
  • Reach: The inclusion of a 20 ft high-pressure hose in both units means that neither offers an advantage in movement around the unit initially. Featuring a 35 ft power cord each, both units offer identical placement flexibility from an electrical outlet.
  • Storage: Both the SPX3000 and SPX2688-MAX come equipped with an onboard storage solution, providing convenient access to your nozzles and accessories whenever you need them. Both washers feature a set of hooks to help you neatly store their high pressure hoses when not in use.
  • Accessories: Adding to their standard accessories, both units include a garden hose adapter.

TL;DR

Sun Joe SPX3000Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX
Sun Joe SPX3000Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX
  • Dual soap tank
  • More nozzles
  • Lighter
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3 Comments
  1. Thanks Nick, comparison pretty neat it gives vital information.

  2. Do you actually test these or just compare what the manufacturer states in the specs??

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