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Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite Spec Review

The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 4500 PSI and flow of 4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

LIFAN Power USA’s Hydro Pro 4500 rental/contractor-grade pressure washer is extremely dependable, using LIFAN’s Industrial Grade 15MHP (Maximum Horsepower) 4-Stroke OHV Gasoline Engine and a high quality Annovi Reverberi (AR) Axial Cam High Pressure Pump. (source: Lifan (opens in a new tab))

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The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite in use

The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite

Using an impressive 420 cc (15 hp) engine, its triplex pump delivers a pressure of up to 4500 PSI (roughly 75 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 4 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 18000 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered unit's Lifan engine is convenient and reliable, thanks to its dual starting mechanism: you may choose the more convenient electric start, or the classic pull-start mechanism. However, it should be noted that the 12V battery that is mandatory for the electric start is not included.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 1.75 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite grants mobility and stability to the unit. The robust and sturdy stainless steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

With a weight of 120 lbs, the model is not lightweight. Therefore, it may be challenging to manually carry it around and transport it. Its 420 cc Lifan engine, the triplex pump and stainless steel frame add up to a large chunk of the device's weight. However, the device’s two 13" never-flat wheels play a key role in its maneuverability, as they allow it to be manipulated smoothly.

Main Features

The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite includes an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which will dilute the detergent using a 7:1 ratio. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: The included 50 ft high-pressure hose (5000 PSI rating) can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 5 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 


15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse 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

The nozzles of the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite

The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite nozzles

  • Onboard storage: With the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite'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 low oil protection, a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite comes with an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get pressure hose, wand, soap hose and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite is NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

Product Video

The Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 4500 PSI, the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite is one of the gas-powered products that can produce the highest water pressure, in the $700 to $800 price range.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the 4 GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer makes it one of the best performing units in terms of the delivered volume of water.
  • The LFQ4515E-Elite, with its 18000 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) sits at the high end of the cleaning efficiency spectrum, when compared to other devices of similar price.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 17600 and 18900 Cleaning Units, the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite 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
  • Triplex pump
  • Electric start
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • No soap tank
  • Not CARB-compliant

Do you own the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold
PSI4500
GPM4
Cleaning Units18000
Engine420 cc 15 HP Lifan 4-stroke OHV
PumpAnnovi Reverberi Triplex
Features
FrameStainless steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose50 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 23 x 22 x 23 in
Weight120 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀13", never flat
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
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.

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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 LFQ4515E-Elite 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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