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Generac 8874 vs Ryobi RY803001 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Ryobi RY803001 and the Generac 8874.

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:

Ryobi RY803001Generac 8874
Ryobi RY803001Generac 8874
  • Honda engine
  • Onboard soap tank
  • Longer pressure hose
  • Higher GPM
  • Lighter
  • Onboard storage
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As the Generac 8874 and the Ryobi RY803001 have different manufacturers, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

  • Fuel: Both units are gas-powered pressure washers.
  • Engine & Pump: The Ryobi RY803001 and the Generac 8874 both use an axial-type pump to put water under pressure. The former's pump is manufactured by Ryobi. The pump on the Ryobi RY803001 is powered by a 160 cc engine, while the Generac 8874 uses a 196 cc engine. It is worth noting that the engine of the Ryobi RY803001 is 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 Ryobi RY803001 compare to the Generac 8874.

  • Pressure: With very similar maximum reachable pressures (3000 PSI for the Ryobi RY803001 and 2900 PSI for the Generac 8874), both devices should do an equally good job at lifting and blasting off dirt.
  • Water Flow: When operating at low pressure, the Generac 8874 can generate a slightly higher maximum volume of water than the Ryobi RY803001. It can deliver up to 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute), whereas the Ryobi RY803001 offers a maximum water flow of 2.3 GPM. The former should thus allow you to rinse away dirt and debris with somewhat better efficiency and speed.
  • Cleaning Power: As the difference in Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) between the Ryobi RY803001 and the Generac 8874 (6900 and 6960 C.U., respectively) can be considered negligible, we can say that both theses devices share the same overall cleaning efficiency.

Design Comparison

  • Design: Both units are constructed with a hand truck 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).
  • Weight: With an approximate weight of 57 lbs, the 8874 is slightly less heavy than the RY803001 (which weighs around 62 lbs).
  • Maneuverability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly contributes to their maneuverability. The Ryobi RY803001 has a foam-padded handle and the Generac 8874 a rubber-padded handle, both of which aid in maneuvering.

Feature Comparison

  • Soap Addition: Both washers allow for the addition of chemical detergent solutions to the water. For the Generac 8874, this is achieved via a siphon hose, whereas the Ryobi RY803001 uses an onboard detergent tank.
  • Trigger Gun & Wand: Each of these 2 units comes with a fairly standard ergonomic trigger gun and a classic wand.
  • Nozzles: The Generac 8874 is supplied with 0°, 25°, 40°, and soap nozzles, whereas the Ryobi RY803001 comes with a versatile 5-in-1 nozzle.
  • Reach: With its included 35 ft high-pressure hose, the Ryobi RY803001 will allow you, out of the box, to move farther away from the unit than the Generac 8874 and its 25 ft high-pressure hose.
  • Storage: In contrast to the 8874, which offers convenient onboard storage to keep your accessories at hand, the RY803001 does not have such a feature. Both washers offer a way to store your high pressure hose. For the RY803001, this is done via a set of straps, while the 8874 allows it thanks to hooks.

TL;DR

Ryobi RY803001Generac 8874
Ryobi RY803001Generac 8874
  • Honda engine
  • Onboard soap tank
  • Longer pressure hose
  • Higher GPM
  • Lighter
  • Onboard storage
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