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NorthStar 157134 - Spec Breakdown

The NorthStar 157134 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 4000 PSI and flow of 3.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the NorthStar 157134
Latest updates:
  • $1,999.99 - January 6, 2022
  • $1,779.99 - December 28, 2021
  • $1,999.99 - November 11, 2021
  • $1,899.99 - October 14, 2021
  • $1,849.99 - September 16, 2021
  • $1,799.99 - July 29, 2021
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Since: July 29, 2021
  • Highest Price: $1,999.99 - November 11, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $1,779.99 - December 28, 2021

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (140°F max.)
PSI4000
GPM3.5
Cleaning Units14000
Engine389 cc 11.7 HP Honda GX390 OHV 4-stroke
PumpComet RW4040S Triplex
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution15:1
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose50 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 50 x 29 x 26 in
Weight249 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀15", never flat
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty4 years

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Description

This premium-quality NorthStar® Gas Cold Water Pressure Washer equips you to blast through mud, dirt and debris faster and more easily on lawn and garden equipment, heavy-duty machinery, driveways, parking lots, patios, office buildings and much more. Newly designed compact steel cart with large 15" flat-free tires offers space-saving storage and easy portability.

Zoom on the NorthStar 157134

In a nutshell, the NorthStar 157134 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The NorthStar 157134 in use

The NorthStar 157134

The NorthStar 157134's triplex pump, powered by a powerful 389 cc (11.7 hp) engine, can provide a pressure of up to 4000 PSI (approximately 67 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 3.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The NorthStar 157134 thus has a cleaning power of 14000 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GX390 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

A steel fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 1.6 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the NorthStar 157134 grants mobility and stability to the unit. Its sturdy steel tubing frame provides longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the 157134 convenience of transport.

At 249 lbs, we can't really say that the unit is a lightweight, and manually lifting or transporting it could be a challenge. A key role in its final weight is played by its 389 cc Honda GX390 engine, the triplex pump and steel tubing frame. However, its two 15" never-flat wheels play an important part in its maneuverability, as they allow for a smooth manipulation on the job.

Main Features

The NorthStar 157134 in use

The NorthStar 157134

The NorthStar 157134'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: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. The detergent is diluted with a 15:1 ratio by the NorthStar 157134's automatic soap dilution mechanism. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The 50 ft high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 4 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 

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

Some of the accessories of the NorthStar 157134

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with NorthStar 157134'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: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the NorthStar 157134 also comes with soap hose, pressure hose, spray gun and wand.
  • Emissions: The NorthStar 157134 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. And so, this pressure washer is available for sale and purchase in any of the 50 states, including California.

Product Video

The NorthStar 157134's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the NorthStar 157134 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The NorthStar 157134, reaching a PSI of up to 4000, is one of the more powerful gas-powered units in $1450-2100 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the NorthStar 157127 that can reach up to 4200 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 3.5 GPM (gallons per minute), is placed on the lower end of the GPM scale. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the NorthStar 157130 has the highest GPM of 5.
  • The 157134's Cleaning Units, 14000 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to gas-powered devices of similar price. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the DeWalt DXPW60606, which can reach up to 16800 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 14000 and 14500 Cleaning Units, the NorthStar 157134 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:
  • Triplex pump
  • Honda engine
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No soap tank
  • 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 157134 is covered under a warranty for up to 4 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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