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Kärcher G3000XK Spec Review

The Kärcher G3000XK 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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  • $359.99 - November 29, 2020
  • $370.51 - November 20, 2020
  • $388.96 - November 9, 2020
  • $399.00 - October 24, 2020
  • $447.05 - October 18, 2020
  • $435.25 - October 17, 2020
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  • Highest Price: $447.05 - October 13, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $359.99 - November 29, 2020

Description

The G3000XK was developed to offer strong cleaning performance that is both easy to use and store. Powered by the reliable KOHLER® RH 265 with Easy-Pull™ ergonomic handle making starting consistently easy. It was designed with the user in mind with features like one-half gallon removable detgent tank, four spray nozzles, oversized 12" wheels, onboard accessory storage, and easy access to all hose connections. (source: Kärcher (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Kärcher G3000XK

The Kärcher G3000XK, a heavy duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

Its axial pump, which utilizes a 196 cc (6.5 hp) 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 Kohler RH265 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 0.5 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Kärcher G3000XK is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D25.1 x W19 x H37 in. The robust steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 64 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 196 cc Kohler RH265 engine and its steel frame. But, as the G3000XK does have a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Kärcher G3000XK'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 0.5 gal tank. As the Kärcher G3000XK doesn’t include a soap dilution mechanism, the user must provide a correctly diluted detergent before proceeding to use it. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • 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: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its zinc-coated wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • 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 G3000XK allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Kärcher G3000XK comes with wand, pressure hose and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Kärcher G3000XK is CARB-compliant, and you may buy or sell it any of the 50 states, including California.

The Kärcher G3000XK's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Kärcher G3000XK compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Karcher G3000XK, which can reach a PSI of 3000, achieves an average pressure output, compared to other gas-powered units that cost between $300 and $400. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Stanley SXPW3425, which reaches up to 3400 PSI.
  • Considering its water flow, this washer, with a GPM (gallons per minute) of 2.4 is in the average compared to other devices in its price range. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Lifan LFQ3370 has the highest GPM of 3.
  • With the G3000XK's 7200 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to gas-powered units of similar price. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Lifan LFQ3370 and its 9900 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7000 and 7500 Cleaning Units, the Karcher G3000XK 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • CARB-compliant
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • No detergent dilution mechanism

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (122°F max.)
PSI3000
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7200
Engine196 cc 6.5 HP Kohler RH265 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial
Other model numbers1.107-386.0
Features
FrameSteel
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. 25.1 x 19 x 37 in
Weight64 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesZinc-coated wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
EmissionsCARB
Warranty2 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 G3000XK 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 Kärcher pressure washers, please contact the Kärcher Customer Support: 1-800-537-4129.

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