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Lifan LFQ2865 - Spec Breakdown

The Lifan LFQ2865 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2800 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold
PSI2800
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units7000
Engine196 cc 6.5 HP Lifan 4-stroke OHV
PumpAnnovi Reverberi Axial Cam
SeriesPressure Storm
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution7:1
NozzlesN/A
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 20 x 19 x 27 in
Weight82 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10"
Included accessoriesAdjustable wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose
SecurityLow oil and trigger lock
EmissionsEPA
Warranty3 years

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Description

LIFAN Power USA’s Pressure Storm Series 2800 is extremely dependable, using LIFAN’s Industrial Grade 6.5MHP (Maximum Horsepower) 4-Stroke OHV Gasoline Engine and a high quality Annovi Reverberi (AR) High Pressure Pump. (source: Lifan (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Lifan LFQ2865

In summary, the Lifan LFQ2865 is a medium to heavy duty pressure washer, which provides:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces

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

Power

Powered by a 196 cc (6.5 hp) engine, its axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 2800 PSI (around 47 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the Lifan LFQ2865 has a cleaning power of 7000 Cleaning Units.

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

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 1 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Lifan LFQ2865 grants mobility and stability to the unit. The robust steel tubing frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

The device weighs 82 lbs and thus, is far from lightweight. Transporting and manually lifting it may therefore pose a challenge. Its 196 cc Lifan engine and steel tubing frame are mainly responsible for its heavy weight. However, the unit’s two 10" wheels are crucial to its maneuverability, since they provide a smooth method of manipulation on the job.

Main Features

The Lifan LFQ2865's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. The automatic soap dilution mechanism of the Lifan LFQ2865 will dilute the detergent with a 7:1 ratio.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its versatile wand can be easily stored in a side hook. Lifan's adjustable wand allows you to conveniently switch from low to high pressure, while you clean. Simply twist the end to adjust the pressure and spray pattern on-the-go.

Other Features

  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a low oil protection.
  • Accessories: Included with the Lifan LFQ2865 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 wand, soap hose, pressure hose and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Lifan LFQ2865 is NOT CARB-compliant and so you cannot buy it nor sell it in California.

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The Lifan LFQ2865's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Lifan LFQ2865 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Lifan LFQ2865 with its 2800 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other gas-powered pressure washers in the $300-400 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Westinghouse WPX3400, which reaches up to 3400 PSI.
  • In its respective price range, the water flow of this washer, 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), ranks as average. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Predator 3100, that can deliver up to 2.8 GPM.
  • The 7000 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), of the LFQ2865 result in an average cleaning efficiency, compared to similarly priced gas-powered units. 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 Predator 3200 and its 8960 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 Lifan LFQ2865 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
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Several security features
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • Low PSI for the price

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About Lifan

Established in 1992, Lifan Group is headquartered in Chongqing, China. Originally a manufacturer of motorcycles, Lifan has expanded its operations worldwide to build and distribute automobiles and buses. More recently, the company has used its experience in designing and building motors to make generators, pressure washers, and other small outdoor power products. Lifan Power USA has regional offices in Van Buren, Arkansas.

Warranty Information

The Lifan LFQ2865 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 Lifan pressure washers, please consult Lifan's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-471-7464.

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