WE ARE PROUD TO BE INDEPENDENT AND IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURERS. TO STAY UNBIASED, WE DO NOT ACCEPT FREE PRODUCTS. WE EARN FROM ADVERTISING FEES PAID BY RETAILERS ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

Simpson ALH4240 vs PS4240 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Simpson PS4240 and the Simpson ALH4240.

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 PS4240Simpson ALH4240
Simpson PS4240Simpson ALH4240
  • Less expensive
  • Aluminum frame
  • Lighter
Show all offers
Show all offers
Given their common origin from Simpson, the PS4240 and ALH4240 should exhibit similar levels of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Equipped with gas-powered engines, both units support continuous operation, making them suitable for extended cleaning sessions without interruptions.
  • Engine & Pump: Both the Simpson PS4240 and the Simpson ALH4240 are equipped with triplex plunger pumps, known for their robust build and ability to deliver high-pressure water. These 2 pumps are manufactured by AAA and CAT. The pump is driven by a 389cc engine in either configuration. An important point to highlight is that both pressure washers utilize engines manufactured by Honda, a well-established brand synonymous with excellence in engine craftsmanship. 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 PS4240 compare to the Simpson ALH4240.

  • Pressure: Since both the Simpson PS4240 and the Simpson ALH4240 boast the same maximum attainable pressure of 4200 PSI, they should deliver equal force for effectively blasting away dirt.
  • Water Flow: Both units provide the same maximum water flow rate, delivering up to 4 gallons per minute (GPM). As a result, users can rely on consistent rinsing power from either unit, making them versatile choices for cleaning.
  • Cleaning Power: With matching cleaning power rated at 16800 Cleaning Units, both devices achieve the same effectiveness in overall cleaning.

Design Comparison

  • Design: Designed with a wheelbarrow-inspired configuration, both units may exhibit variations in mobility due to factors such as their wheels and overall weight, as explained further below. It's noteworthy that the Simpson ALH4240 boasts an aluminum frame, offering durability and resistance to rust.
  • Design: Designed with a wheelbarrow-inspired configuration, both units may exhibit variations in mobility due to factors such as their wheels and overall weight, as explained further below. It's noteworthy that the Simpson ALH4240 boasts an aluminum frame, offering durability and resistance to rust.
  • Weight: Weighing in at around 133 lbs, the ALH4240 is slightly less heavy. This characteristic implies that users may find it easier to transport and handle than the PS4240, which tips the scales at roughly 136 lbs.
  • Maneuverability: With the addition of wheels, both products enjoy improved maneuverability. With a handle included, both products aim to boost your grip, ensuring better comfort and control when maneuvering or transporting them.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: Both washers provide the option to include chemical detergent solutions in the water, enhancing their cleaning effectiveness. For both units, this is achieved through a siphon hose.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: Both units are equipped with a fairly standard ergonomic trigger gun and a classic wand.
  • Nozzles: Upon unboxing, you'll find that both the ALH4240 and the PS4240 come equipped with a set of 5 nozzles. Both products offer the exact same selection of nozzles: 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, and a soap nozzle.
  • Reach: Both products include a 50 ft high-pressure hose. Therefore, neither of them will, out of the box, allow for a higher freedom of movement around the unit.
  • Storage: Both the PS4240 and ALH4240 feature convenient onboard storage, ensuring that your accessories are always within reach. Both washers provide a set of hooks, simplifying the process of storing their high-pressure hoses when not in use.

TL;DR

Simpson PS4240Simpson ALH4240
Simpson PS4240Simpson ALH4240
  • Less expensive
  • Aluminum frame
  • Lighter
Show all offers
Show all offers
We would love to know your opinion

Comment this comparison

Pressure Washer Database
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare

You can compare as many pressure washers as you wish. However, for the best results, we recommend you to compare only 2 products at a time.

0