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Simpson ALH3425-S vs PS3228-S - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Simpson PS3228-S and the Simpson ALH3425-S.

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:

Simpson PS3228-SSimpson ALH3425-S
Simpson PS3228-SSimpson ALH3425-S
  • Reversible handle
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Aluminum frame
  • Lighter
  • Longer pressure hose
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As the PS3228-S and the ALH3425-S are both Simpson pressure washers, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Both units are gas-powered pressure washers.
  • Engine & Pump: The Simpson PS3228-S and the Simpson ALH3425-S both use a triplex plunger pump to put water under pressure. These 2 pumps are manufactured by AAA. In either case, the pump is powered by a 196 cc engine. It is worth noting that both engines are manufactured by Honda. Both devices use a conventional pull-start mechanism to operate.

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Simpson PS3228-S compare to the Simpson ALH3425-S.

  • Pressure: With a maximum reachable pressure of 3600 PSI, the Simpson ALH3425-S provides a slightly higher force to blast off dirt and grime than the 3300 PSI of the Simpson PS3228-S.
  • Water Flow: These 2 units offer the same maximum water flow. Each of them should be able to deliver a maximum of 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and to offer the same rinsing power.
  • Cleaning Power: With its 9000 C.U. (Cleaning Units = PSI x GPM), the ALH3425-S offers a slightly higher overall cleaning efficiency than the Simpson PS3228-S and its 8250 C.U.

Design Comparison

  • Design: Both units are constructed with a wheelbarrow design. Therefore, if either of these 2 devices should provide better mobility, it would be due to its wheels and weight (which we detail just below). It is worth noting that the Simpson ALH3425-S has an aluminum frame, which means that it will not rust.
  • Weight: With an approximate weight of 78 lbs, the ALH3425-S is slightly less heavy than the PS3228-S (which weighs around 82 lbs).
  • Maneuverability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly contributes to their maneuverability. The PS3228-S has the advantage of having a reversible handle, which allows it to take up less space when not in use.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: Both washers allow for the addition of chemical detergent solutions to the water. In both cases, this is done via a siphon hose.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: Each of these 2 units comes with a fairly standard ergonomic trigger gun and a classic wand.
  • Nozzles: Out of the box, the ALH3425-S and the PS3228-S both come with a 5-nozzle package. The set of included nozzles is the same in either case: 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, and a soap nozzle.
  • Reach: With its included 35 ft high-pressure hose, the Simpson ALH3425-S will allow you, out of the box, to move farther away from the unit than the Simpson PS3228-S and its 25 ft high-pressure hose.
  • Storage: The PS3228-S and ALH3425-S both offer onboard storage that allows you to neatly keep the accessories you need at hand. Both washers feature a set of hooks to help you neatly store their high pressure hoses when not in use.

TL;DR

Simpson PS3228-SSimpson ALH3425-S
Simpson PS3228-SSimpson ALH3425-S
  • Reversible handle
  • Higher PSI
  • Higher Cleaning Units
  • Aluminum frame
  • Lighter
  • Longer pressure hose
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