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Kärcher G2900X Spec Review

The Kärcher G2900X is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2900 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Kärcher G2900X 2900PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Kärcher G2900X 2900PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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Description

The G2900X was developed to offer strong cleaning performance that is both easy to use and store. This gas pressure washer delivers 2900 PSI of TruPRESSURE™, ensuring you get the highest level of cleaning power. The G2900X is powered by the performance driven Karcher KPS 196 cc engine with auto choke for easy starting; just pull and clean. (source: Kärcher (opens in a new tab))

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The Kärcher G2900X is a heavy duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

Its axial pump, which utilizes a 196 cc engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 2900 PSI (almost 48 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 6960 Cleaning Units.

The Kärcher KPS engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.4 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Kärcher G2900X is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21.5 x W20 x H35 in. Its sturdy welded steel frame provides longevity to the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 63 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 196 cc Kärcher KPS engine and its welded steel frame. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels, the G2900X remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

Along with the Kärcher G2900X 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: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a removable 0.5 gal tank. However, since the Kärcher G2900X does not feature a soap dilution mechanism, you'll have to make sure your detergent is correctly diluted before use. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its zinc-coated wand.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 4 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 

15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse 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

  • Onboard storage: The Kärcher G2900X features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual and documentation to get you promptly started, the Kärcher G2900X comes with spray gun, wand and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The Kärcher G2900X is CARB-compliant, and you may buy or sell it any of the 50 states, including California.

The Kärcher G2900X's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Kärcher G2900X compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Karcher G2900X with its 2900 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other gas-powered pressure washers in the $250-300 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 Powerhorse 89897 with a PSI of 3200.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. 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 Powerhorse 89897, with 2.6 GPM.
  • With 6960 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the G2900X is on the low end when compared to other similarly priced gas-powered devices. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Powerhorse 89897 and its 8320 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 6500 and 7000 Cleaning Units, the Karcher G2900X 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
  • CARB-compliant
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Kärcher G2900X and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (122°F max.)
PSI2900
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units6960
Engine196 cc Kärcher KPS 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial
Other model numbers1.107-384.0
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.5 gal, removable
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 21.5 x 20 x 35 in
Weight63 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesZinc-coated wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
EmissionsCARB
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.

About Kärcher

Founded in 1935 by Alfred Kärcher, this family-owned business is headquartered in Winnenden, Germany. Credited with developing Europe's first hot water high-pressure washer in 1950, the company continues to pride itself on ingenuity and innovative thinking for new solutions in the cleaning industry. Kärcher also insists on being a socially- and ecologically-sustainable company. The popularity of the brand can be seen by the fact that the name Kärcher has in some European countries become a colloquial term used synonymously with pressure washers.

Warranty Information

The Kärcher G2900X 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 Kärcher pressure washers, please contact the Kärcher Customer Support: 1-800-537-4129.

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