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NorthStar 1574402 - 3200 PSI 2.5 GPM 208cc Gas Pressure Washer

The NorthStar 1574402 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the NorthStar 1574402
Latest updates:
  • $449.00 - June 1, 2024
  • $399.99 - May 21, 2024
  • $329.99 - April 30, 2024
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Since: April 30, 2024
  • Highest Price: $449.00 - June 1, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $329.99 - April 30, 2024

Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3200
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8000
Engine208cc Briggs & Stratton CR950 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution15:1
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 29.8 x 19.8 x 20.3 in
Weight70 lbs
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

Zoom on the NorthStar 1574402

In a nutshell, the NorthStar 1574402 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 of delicate surfaces, and low pressure cleaning of larger areas
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions, and rinsing surfaces

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

Power

The NorthStar 1574402 in use

The NorthStar 1574402

Using an impressive 208cc engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 3200 PSI (roughly 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). When these values are taken together, they yield a cleaning power of 8000 Cleaning Units.

The Briggs & Stratton CR950 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer is initiated by a classic pull-start mechanism.

Containing gasoline, the pressure washer's fuel tank can hold a maximum of 0.8 gallon..

Design & Handling

With its wheelbarrow-inspired design, the NorthStar 1574402 aims for excellent mobility and stability, enabling effortless maneuvering and dependable performance across diverse environments. The sturdy steel tubing frame ensures the longevity of the assembly, offering stability and protection for internal components, even during rigorous use. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

With a weight of 70 lbs, this unit is designed for ease of maneuverability, catering to a wide range of users. The incorporation of the 208cc Briggs & Stratton CR950 engine and a durable steel tubing frame contribute considerably to its overall weight. Nevertheless, the 1574402's two 10" never-flat wheels ensure it remains easy to maneuver.

Main Features

The NorthStar 1574402 in use

The NorthStar 1574402

The NorthStar 1574402 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. The detergent is diluted with a 15:1 ratio by the NorthStar 1574402's automatic soap dilution mechanism. The detergent is automatically mixed with the water flow by the pressure washer when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The unit comes equipped with an included 25 ft high-pressure hose, which can be neatly stored on the unit when idle, thanks to a set of convenient hooks, ensuring easy access and organization.
  • 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 4 included nozzles and 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

Please be aware: The shapes of the depicted nozzles are for illustration purposes and may differ. Symbols utilized include 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 1574402

The NorthStar 1574402

  • Onboard storage: The NorthStar 1574402's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation), a low oil protection and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the NorthStar 1574402 also comes with pressure hose, wand, spray gun and soap hose.

Product Videos

The NorthStar 1574402's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the NorthStar 1574402 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 3200 PSI, the NorthStar 1574402 finds itself in the expected pressure range among gas-powered units that cost between $400 and $500. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Simpson PS61201 with 3500 PSI.
  • With a water flow rate of 2.5 GPM, this washer is average in water volume compared to others in the aforementioned price range. For those prioritizing effective debris rinsing, one of the top products in this price range is the Lifan LFQ3370E, offering a high flow rate of 3 GPM.
  • In comparison to other gas-powered units of similar price, the 8000 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) of the 1574402 are average. For those placing importance on maximum cleaning power, the Lifan LFQ3370E and its 9900 Cleaning Units offer one of the highest cleaning efficiencies among units in the same price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8000 and 8500 Cleaning Units, the NorthStar 1574402 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
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank

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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 1574402 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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