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Champion 100781 - Spec Breakdown

The Champion 100781 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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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3000
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units6900
Engine160 cc Honda GC160 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAnnovi Reverberi Axial Cam
Other model numbers100823
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Soap dilution12:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀5/8
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 41.5 x 19.5 x 27.1 in
Weight62 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", solid
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty2 years
UPC817198022802

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Description

Champion’s 3000-PSI gas pressure washer with 2.3 GPM features five nozzles, a detergent tank, 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 100781

In a nutshell, the Champion 100781 is a heavy duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Champion 100781 in use

The Champion 100781

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 100781's cleaning power of 6900 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GC160 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel is stored in a steel tank, which can hold up to 0.48 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Champion 100781 grants mobility and stability to the unit. The strong steel frame assures assembly longevity. The adds to the 100781 convenience of transport.

Weighing 62 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. A major component of its weight are its 160 cc Honda GC160 engine and steel frame. However, the two 12" solid wheels allow the 100781 to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

Main Features

Along with the Champion 100781 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a 1 gal tank. The Champion 100781 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 ⌀5/8" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 5 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 


15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse 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 100781

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Champion 100781 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation), a low oil protection and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Champion 100781 comes with funnel, pressure hose, soap hose, oil, spray gun and wand.
  • Emissions: The Champion 100781 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 100781's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Champion 100781 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Champion 100781, which can reach a PSI of 3000, achieves an average pressure output, compared to other gas-powered units that cost between $400 and $500. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Ryobi RY803423H that can reach up to 3400 PSI.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute), has one of the lower GPM values. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Predator 3100, with 2.8 GPM.
  • With 6900 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the 100781 is on the low end when compared to other similarly priced gas-powered devices. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Predator 3100 and its 8680 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 100781 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Honda engine
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • 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 100781 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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