Champion 100579 - Spec Breakdown

The Champion 100579 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3000 PSI and flow of 2.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Champion 100579 3000PSI Gas Pressure Washer

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3000
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units6900
Engine160 cc Honda GCV160 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAnnovi Reverberi Axial Cam
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution12:1
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀9/32
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 26.1 x 17.4 x 31.8 in
Weight51.4 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", solid
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty2 years

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Description

Champion’s 3000-PSI gas pressure washer with 2.3 GPM features four nozzles, 12-inch wheels, a 25-foot high-pressure hose, comfort grip gun and an AR axial cam pump for consistent cleaning. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Champion 100579

In summary, the Champion 100579 is a heavy duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Champion 100579 in use

The Champion 100579

With a 160 cc engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 3000 PSI (roughly 50 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.3 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Champion 100579's cleaning power of 6900 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GCV160 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.9 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Champion 100579 offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D26.1 x W17.4 x H31.8 in. The robust steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the 100579 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 51.4 lbs. A major component of its weight are its 160 cc Honda GCV160 engine and steel frame. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 12" solid wheels, the 100579 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The Champion 100579's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. The Champion 100579 has an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which dilutes the detergent using a 12:1 ratio. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀9/32" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 4 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 


25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Champion 100579

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Champion 100579 features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Champion 100579 comes with soap hose, pressure hose, wand, oil, spray gun and funnel.
  • Emissions: The Champion 100579 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. This means that this pressure washer can be bought and sold in each of the 50 states, including California.

The Champion 100579's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Champion 100579 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some retailers sell this unit around $700.

  • The Champion 100579 and its 3000 PSI, ranks amongst gas-powered pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $675 and $800. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite with a PSI of 4500.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute), is placed on the lower end of the GPM scale. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Simpson PS60843, which can reach up to 4 GPM.
  • The 100579 ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to gas-powered devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 6900 CU (PSI x GPM). When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite and its 18000 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 6500 and 7000 Cleaning Units, the Champion 100579 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its cleaning power range, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Honda engine
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No soap tank
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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About Champion Power Equipment

Champion Power Equipment is a US-based power equipment manufacturer founded in 2003. Even though Champion is best known for their portable generators, the company has an extensive portfolio of products, including logging and lawn equipment, and pumps and pressure washers. Their products are listed as engineered in the US, in Sussex, WI. However, the company does not provide information on the origin of their components. Champion has two major distribution centers in Northern America. Their US distribution center is located in Jackson, TN and Canadian in Burlington, Ontario.

Warranty Information

The Champion 100579 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Champion pressure washers, please contact the Champion Customer Support: 1-877-338-0999.

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