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NorthStar 1571223 - 3100 PSI 2.5 GPM 179cc Gas Pressure Washer

The NorthStar 1571223 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (140°F max.)
PSI3100
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units7750
Engine179cc NorthStar c180 OHV 4-stroke
PumpComet DWD Triplex
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution15:1
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose50 ft, ⌀3/8
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 40.3 x 26 x 23.8 in
Weight95 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty5 years

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Description

This model provides powerful, reliable performance and durability for blasting through mud, dirt and debris faster and more easily at home or jobsites -- great for lawn and garden equipment, heavy-duty machinery, driveways, parking lots, patios, office buildings and much more.

Zoom on the NorthStar 1571223

In a nutshell, the NorthStar 1571223 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • overall cleaning of hard surfaces, washing vehicles, and prepping surfaces for painting
  • gentle cleaning for sensitive surfaces, and wide coverage cleaning with low pressure
  • utilizing cleaning solutions, and rinsing surfaces clean

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

Power

With a 179cc engine powering it, the triplex pump of this unit are capable of achieving a pressure of 3100 PSI (approximately 52 times greater than that of a standard garden hose) and a flow rate of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Corresponding to these values is a cleaning power of 7750 Cleaning Units.

The NorthStar c180 engine of this gas pressure washer is activated by pulling a starter cord, following a traditional approach.

Fuel for the pressure washer is housed in a steel tank capable of holding up to 0.87 gallon of gasoline..

Design & Handling

Characterized by its wheelbarrow layout, the NorthStar 1571223 provides improved mobility and stability, facilitating easy movement and steadfast operation for effective cleaning results. The durable steel tubing frame of the assembly ensures its longevity, providing stability and shielding internal components from damage, even in tough conditions. The handle adds to the 1571223 convenience of transport.

With its hefty 95 lbs, this unit isn't exactly easy to handle, making manual lifting and transport quite a daunting task, especially on uneven terrain. Its 179cc NorthStar c180 engine, the triplex pump and steel tubing frame add up to a large chunk of the device's weight. However, the incorporation of two 10" never-flat wheels makes navigating the 1571223 less cumbersome, even on uneven terrain.

Main Features

The NorthStar 1571223'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: While not equipped with a soap tank, the device maintains detergent supply through a siphon hose. The detergent is diluted with a 15:1 ratio by the NorthStar 1571223's automatic soap dilution mechanism. Upon connecting a soap nozzle, the pressure washer takes over the task of seamlessly combining the detergent with the water flow.
  • Pressure hose: The included 50 ft ⌀3/8" high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when not in use, utilizing a set of convenient hooks for convenient organization.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: In the table below, you can see the 4 included nozzles alongside their respective recommended surface uses.

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

Important: The nozzle shapes shown above are for illustrative purposes and may vary. Symbols denote suitability, with a red cross indicating 'Not recommended,' a green check for 'Suitable,' and an orange check for 'Use with caution.'

Other Features

The specs of the NorthStar 1571223

The NorthStar 1571223

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with NorthStar 1571223's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the 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: Included with the NorthStar 1571223 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, pressure hose, spray gun and soap hose.

The NorthStar 1571223's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the NorthStar 1571223 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The NorthStar 1571223, which can achieve a PSI of up to 3100, falls behind the other gas-powered pressure washers in the $675 to $800 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 Westinghouse WPX3800 with a PSI of 3800.
  • In comparison to devices within the previously mentioned price range, this washer, with its 2.5 GPM, is on the lower spectrum of achievable water flow. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Westinghouse WPX3800, which can reach up to 3.6 GPM.
  • At 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the 1571223 ranks on the lower side of cleaning power among devices with similar pricing and fuel type. If prioritizing the highest overall cleaning power, the Westinghouse WPX3800 with its 13680 Cleaning Units may stand out for its exceptional cleaning efficiency among similarly priced units.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7500 and 8000 Cleaning Units, the NorthStar 1571223 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its cleaning power range, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • Triplex pump
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No soap tank
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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About NorthStar

The NorthStar brand of outdoor power equipment is owned and distributed by the Northern Tool company, which was founded in 1981 in Minnesota, USA. The brand includes log splitters, generators, pressure washers, and air compressors. Though many of the components are manufactured in Northern Tool’s factory in China, NorthStar pressure washers are engineered, assembled, and tested in America, and powered by Honda engines. They include hot water, cold water, and soft-wash systems, along with many accessories. NorthStar brand products make up a large percentage of Northern Tool's product line.

Warranty Information

The NorthStar 1571223 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of NorthStar pressure washers, please contact the NorthStar Customer Support: 1-800-270-0810.

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