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Champion 100786 - Spec Breakdown

The Champion 100786 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3500 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3500
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8750
Engine224 cc Champion OHV 4-stroke
PumpAnnovi Reverberi Triplex
Pump materialBrass
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Soap dilution12:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose50 ft, ⌀5/8
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 44.9 x 23.9 x 28.2 in
Weight87 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", solid
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
Warranty2 years

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Description

Champion’s commercial duty 3500-PSI gas pressure washer with 2.5 GPM features five nozzles,10-inch tires, a 50-foot high-pressure rubber hose, and an AR Triplex Brass Head pump. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Champion 100786

The Champion 100786 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile 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 100786 in use

The Champion 100786

Its brass triplex pump, which utilizes an impressive 224 cc engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 3500 PSI (almost 58 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 8750 Cleaning Units.

The Champion engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.9 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Champion 100786 grants mobility and stability to the unit. The robust and sturdy steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

The device weighs 87 lbs and thus, is far from lightweight. Transporting and manually lifting it may therefore pose a challenge. Its 224 cc Champion engine, the triplex pump and steel frame add up to a large chunk of the device's weight. However, the unit’s two 10" solid wheels are crucial to its maneuverability, since they provide a smooth method of manipulation on the job.

Main Features

Along with the Champion 100786 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: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a 1 gal tank. The automatic soap dilution mechanism of the Champion 100786 will dilute the detergent with 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 50 ft ⌀5/8" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 


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 100786

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: With the Champion 100786's handy storage area, you’ll always have all the necessary nozzles and accessories at hand and thus, you’ll be fully prepared for any job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation), a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a low oil protection.
  • Accessories: Included with the Champion 100786 are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as soap hose, spray gun, funnel, oil, wand and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The Champion 100786 is NOT CARB-compliant and so you cannot buy it nor sell it in California.

Product Video

The Champion 100786's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Champion 100786 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 3500 PSI, the Champion 100786 finds itself in the expected pressure range among gas-powered units that cost between $600 and $700. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite with 4500 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), is placed on the lower end of the GPM scale. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Simpson PS60843, that can deliver up to 4 GPM.
  • The 100786 has 8750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), which can be considered low in comparison to other gas-powered devices of this price. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite, which can reach up to 18000 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8500 and 9000 Cleaning Units, the Champion 100786 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
  • Triplex pump
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • 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 100786 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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