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Generac 8896 - 3000 PSI 2.4 GPM 196cc Gas Pressure Washer

The Generac 8896 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3000 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $299.00 - April 5, 2024
  • $399.00 - April 4, 2024
  • $359.00 - February 9, 2024
  • $399.00 - December 11, 2023
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Since: December 11, 2023
  • Highest Price: $399.00 - December 11, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $299.00 - April 5, 2024

Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI3000
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7200
Engine196cc OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
Other model numbersG0088960
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.6 gal
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 25.7 x 18.9 x 34 in
Weight58.2 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty3 years
UPC696471085150

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Description

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In summary, the Generac 8896 is a heavy duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

Its axial cam pump, which utilizes a 196cc engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 3000 PSI (almost 50 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 7200 Cleaning Units.

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

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.8 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Generac 8896 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D25.7 x W18.9 x H34 in. The strong steel frame assures assembly longevity. The handle adds to the 8896 convenience of transport.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 58.2 lbs. Its 196cc engine and steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. However, the two 10" never-flat wheels allow the 8896 to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

Main Features

Along with the Generac 8896 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a 0.6 gal tank. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose (3100 PSI rating), which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • 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

  • Onboard storage: With the Generac 8896'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) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Generac 8896 also comes with wand, oil, spray gun and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The Generac 8896 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

The Generac 8896's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Generac 8896 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Generac 8896, which can reach up to 3000 PSI, has one of the higher pressure outputs of the gas-powered units that cost between $240 and $300. 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 Westinghouse WPX3200 with a PSI of 3200.
  • As this washer can produce a flow of water of 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute), it is average in terms of water volume for the above-mentioned price range. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Excell EPW2123100, that can deliver up to 2.8 GPM.
  • Reaching up to 7200 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the 8896 is one of the more efficient amongst its similarly priced peers. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Excell EPW2123100 and its 8680 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7000 and 7500 Cleaning Units, the Generac 8896 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Generac 8896 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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About Generac

Founded in a garage in Wales, Wisconsin by Robert Kern and five employees, Generac has been a leader in power generation systems since 1959. In the early 1960s, Generac began producing electric generators for Sears and Roebuck Company. During the 1970s the company began to manufacture other outdoor power equipment such as electric chainsaws, pressure washers, and welders. Generac, now a subsidiary of CCMP Capital, continues to be headquartered in Waukesha, with manufacturing facilities in four other cities in Wisconsin USA.

Warranty Information

The Generac 8896 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Generac pressure washers, please consult Generac's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-GENERAC (888-436-3722).

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