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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

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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, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

Using an impressive 208 cc engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 3200 PSI (roughly 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values as per PW101-2010). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 8000 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Briggs & Stratton CR950 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.8 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

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

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 80 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 208 cc Briggs & Stratton CR950 engine and its welded steel frame. Since the HB32 has a set of two 10" pneumatic wheels, it is still easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Husqvarna HB32'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: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 30 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by 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 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


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: With the Husqvarna HB32'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 Husqvarna HB32 also comes with wand, spray gun, pressure hose 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.

  • With its 3200 PSI max pressure output, the Husqvarna HB32 is in the expected pressure range, for gas-powered units in the $400-500 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the DeWalt DXPW3625 with 3600 PSI.
  • This washer reaches 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Generac 7122, that can deliver up to 2.7 GPM.
  • With a rather impressive value of 8000 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the HB32 has a higher cleaning efficiency compared to similarly priced devices. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the DeWalt DXPW3625 with its 9000 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

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
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank

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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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