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Sun Joe SPX4000 vs SPX3001 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Sun Joe SPX3001 and the Sun Joe SPX4000.

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 SPX3001Sun Joe SPX4000
Sun Joe SPX3001Sun Joe SPX4000
  • More mobile by design
  • Hose reel
  • Lighter
  • Bigger soap tank
  • Significantly less expensive
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As members of the Sun Joe family of pressure washers, the SPX3001 and SPX4000 should adhere to the same standard of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Both units are corded electric pressure washers, offering the convenience of continuous power without the need for refueling or recharging, ideal for longer cleaning sessions.
  • Engine & Pump: In both the Sun Joe SPX3001 and the Sun Joe SPX4000, axial-type pumps are employed, valued for their lightweight build and ease of use. In both instances, the pump operates with a 14.5-amp motor.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Sun Joe SPX3001 compare to the Sun Joe SPX4000.

  • Pressure: Because the Sun Joe SPX3001 and the Sun Joe SPX4000 share the same maximum attainable pressure of 2030 PSI, they should deliver uniform force for effortlessly blasting away dirt and grime.
  • Water Flow: These two units share the same maximum water flow rate, delivering up to 1.76 gallons per minute (GPM) each. Consequently, users can expect consistent rinsing power from both, catering to a variety of cleaning needs.
  • Cleaning Power: With matching cleaning power rated at 1798 Cleaning Units, both devices achieve the same effectiveness in overall cleaning.

Design Comparison

  • Design: Considering factors like portability, mobility, and storage convenience, the Sun Joe SPX3001's compact and portable build emerges as the preferred choice. However, the Sun Joe SPX4000's hand truck design offers notable stability and ergonomic performance, catering to specific tasks with precision and ease.
  • Design: Considering factors like portability, mobility, and storage convenience, the Sun Joe SPX3001's compact and portable build emerges as the preferred choice. However, the Sun Joe SPX4000's hand truck design offers notable stability and ergonomic performance, catering to specific tasks with precision and ease.
  • Weight: With an approximate weight of 27.8 lbs, the SPX4000 is slightly less heavy. It should therefore be easier to transport and handle compared to the SPX3001, which weighs around 29.8 lbs.
  • Maneuverability: The inclusion of wheels on both products greatly enhances their maneuverability. With handles—a standard handle for the SPX3001 and a foam-padded handle for the SPX4000—both products are equipped to assist in maneuvering.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: Both washers offer the flexibility to incorporate chemical detergent solutions into the water, enhancing their cleaning capabilities. Both the SPX3001 and the SPX4000 come equipped with onboard soap tank, providing you with the added convenience of storing your cleaning chemicals directly within the unit for easy access. However, with its larger detergent tank capable of accommodating 0.4 gal of cleaning solution, the SPX4000 surpasses the SPX3001, which holds only 0.32 gal.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: Each of these units is supplied with a fairly standard ergonomic trigger gun and a classic wand.
  • Nozzles: Out of the box, the SPX4000 and the SPX3001 both come with a 5-nozzle package. Both products offer the exact same selection of nozzles: 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, and a soap nozzle.
  • Reach: Both products come with a 20 ft high-pressure hose, ensuring no difference in mobility around the unit upon unboxing. Their 35 ft power cords ensure that both units can be placed at the same distance from an electrical outlet.
  • Storage: The SPX3001 and SPX4000 are designed with onboard storage solutions, making it easy to store and access your nozzles and accessories while working. The SPX4000 features a set of hooks to neatly store its pressure hose. However, the SPX3001 pushes the convenience further by offering a hose reel.

TL;DR

Sun Joe SPX3001Sun Joe SPX4000
Sun Joe SPX3001Sun Joe SPX4000
  • More mobile by design
  • Hose reel
  • Lighter
  • Bigger soap tank
  • Significantly less expensive
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