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Husqvarna HB32 - Spec Breakdown

The Husqvarna HB32 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold
PSI3200
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8000
Engine208 cc Briggs & Stratton CR950 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
Other model numbers967979301, PW3200
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose30 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight80 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", pneumatic
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsUnknown
Warranty2 years
UPC193028023578

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Description

Briggs & Stratton CR950 Series™ engine delivers 208ccs of cleaning power. Adjustable axial cam pump allows user to adjust pressure between 300-3200 PSI. 2.5 Max GPM per PWMA PW101-2010. Fully welded durable frame. 30’ flexible hose for fewer kinks and easier storage.

Zoom on the Husqvarna HB32

In summary, the Husqvarna HB32 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which provides:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless 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 Husqvarna HB32's axial cam pump, powered by an impressive 208 cc engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3200 PSI (approximately 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values as per PW101-2010). The Husqvarna HB32 thus has a cleaning power of 8000 Cleaning Units.

The Briggs & Stratton CR950 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.8 gallon.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Husqvarna HB32 grants mobility and stability to the unit. The robust welded steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The handle adds to the HB32 convenience of transport.

With a weight of 80 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. Its 208 cc Briggs & Stratton CR950 engine and welded steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 10" pneumatic wheels, the HB32 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The Husqvarna HB32 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The 30 ft high-pressure hose, 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 following table illustrates the 4 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 


15°

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: The Husqvarna HB32'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) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Husqvarna HB32 also comes with wand, pressure hose, spray gun and soap hose.

The Husqvarna HB32's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Husqvarna HB32 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Husqvarna HB32, which can achieve a PSI of up to 3200, falls behind the other gas-powered pressure washers in the $600 to $700 price range. 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 A-iPower PWF4200SH with a PSI of 4200.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 2.5 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 A-iPower PWF4200SH, with 4 GPM.
  • The HB32 ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to gas-powered devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 8000 CU (PSI x GPM). When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the A-iPower PWF4200SH and its 16800 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8000 and 8500 Cleaning Units, the Husqvarna HB32 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
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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Warranty Information

The Husqvarna HB32 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 Husqvarna pressure washers, please consult Husqvarna's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-487-5951.

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