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Greenworks PW18HYB Spec Review

The Greenworks PW18HYB is a hybrid pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1800 PSI and flow of 1.1 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

Powerful hybrid pressure washer operates with either an AC 120V outlet or two 60v batteries for ultimate portability (source: Greenworks (opens in a new tab))

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The Greenworks PW18HYB is a light duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Greenworks PW18HYB in use

The Greenworks PW18HYB

With a 13 amp motor, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 1800 PSI (roughly 30 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.1 GPM (values as per PWMA testing standards), resulting in the Greenworks PW18HYB's cleaning power of 1980 Cleaning Units.

The PW18HYB is an electric pressure washer and thus, can be easily started by an ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

The main draw of the Greenworks PW18HYB is that it is a hybrid pressure washer. Thus, in addition to its corded operation, the unit can also operate cordlessly on batteries, which makes it ideal for cleaning areas with no AC hook up.

For this, you'll need two of Greenworks' pro-grade 60V lithium-ion batteries. Neither these batteries nor their charger are included with the unit. Note that when operating on battery, the PW18HYB max PSI drops to 1500 and max GPM to 1.0, for a total of 1500 Cleaning Units.

Design & Handling

The Greenworks PW18HYB is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D18 x W20.4 x H25.3 in. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the PW18HYB convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

With a weight of only 26.5 lbs, the unit is definitely easy to carry around. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 8" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The Greenworks PW18HYB in use

The Greenworks PW18HYB

The Greenworks PW18HYB'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: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a removable tank. The Greenworks PW18HYB includes an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which will dilute the detergent using a 7:1 ratio. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 4 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 

25

40°

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended

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: The Greenworks PW18HYB'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).
  • Accessories: Included with the Greenworks PW18HYB 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 pressure hose, wand, power cord, nozzle cleaner and spray gun.

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The Greenworks PW18HYB's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Greenworks PW18HYB compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Greenworks PW18HYB, which can achieve a PSI of up to 1800, falls behind the other electric pressure washers in the $195 to $255 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Realm BY02-BIMK with 2600 PSI.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.1 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Realm BY02-BIMK, with a GPM of 1.75.
  • The PW18HYB ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 1980 CU (PSI x GPM). If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Realm BY02-BIMK and its 4550 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 electric washers between 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Greenworks PW18HYB 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:
  • Hybrid corded/cordless
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Greenworks PW18HYB and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1800
GPM1.1
Cleaning Units1980
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial Cam
SeriesHybrid
Other model numbers5109402
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankRemovable
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles25°, 40°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 18 x 20.4 x 25.3 in
Weight26.5 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀8", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty3 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 Greenworks

Greenworks is a subsidiary of Globe Tools Group based in Changzhou, China. Founded in 2007 with the goal of marketing powerful lithium-ion battery technology paired with outdoor power equipment, Greenworks has regional offices in the USA and in Sweden. The company uses innovative methods to produce both corded electric and battery powered tools with power ratings ranging from 24-volts to commercial-grade 82-volts. Greenworks markets to homeowners and contractors who want smarter, greener, and cleaner solutions.

Warranty Information

The Greenworks PW18HYB 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 Greenworks pressure washers, please consult Greenworks' warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-90-WORKS (888-909-6757).

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