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Champion 100786 Spec Review

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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Champion 100786 3500PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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  • $619.00 - January 30, 2021
  • $599.00 - January 27, 2021
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Since: January 27, 2021
  • Highest Price: $619.00 - January 30, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $599.00 - January 27, 2021

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, a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

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

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

The Champion 100786 in use

The Champion 100786

Powered by an impressive 224 cc engine, its brass triplex pump can deliver a pressure of 3500 PSI (around 58 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the Champion 100786 has 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.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.9 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

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

This model weighs 87 lbs. For this reason, it cannot be called lightweight and thus, carrying and transporting it might be somewhat challenging. The major reasons for its heavy weight are its 224 cc Champion engine, the triplex pump and steel frame. However, the unit is mobile thanks to its two 10" solid wheels, which add to its movability and allow it to be manipulated smoothly on the job.

Main Features

The Champion 100786 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a 1 gal tank. The Champion 100786 features an automatic soap dilution mechanism, that will dilute your detergent with a 12:1 ratio. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: The included 50 ft ⌀5/8" high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to 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 table below shows you the 5 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate 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 100786

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Champion 100786's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • 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: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Champion 100786 comes with pressure hose, funnel, soap hose, wand, oil and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Champion 100786 is NOT CARB-compliant. Therefore, it is not available in California for sale nor purchase.

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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.

  • The Champion 100786, reaching a PSI of up to 3500, is one of the more powerful gas-powered units in $600-700 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Simpson ALH3425-S with 3600 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. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the DeWalt DXPW60603 has the highest GPM of 2.8.
  • The 100786, with its 8750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) sits at the high end of the cleaning efficiency spectrum, when compared to other devices of similar price. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Generac 6924 and its 9360 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

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
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • Low GPM for the price

Do you own the Champion 100786 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

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

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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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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