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NorthStar 1574404 - 3300 PSI 2.6 GPM 196cc Gas Pressure Washer

The NorthStar 1574404 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3300 PSI and flow of 2.6 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $399.99 - May 16, 2024
  • $449.99 - February 22, 2024
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Since: February 22, 2024
  • Highest Price: $449.99 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $399.99 - May 16, 2024

Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3300
GPM2.6
Cleaning Units8580
Engine196cc 6.5 HP KOHLER SH265 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
Weight80 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
Warranty3 years

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Description

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In summary, the NorthStar 1574404 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • complete cleaning of hard surfaces, vehicle washing, and surface prep for painting
  • delicate surface cleaning, andbroad area cleaning with reduced pressure
  • applying detergents and cleaning agents, and rinsing off surfaces

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

The NorthStar 1574404 in use

The NorthStar 1574404

Powered by a 196cc (6.5 hp) engine, its axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 3300 PSI (around 55 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.6 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). With these values combined, the NorthStar 1574404 boasts a cleaning power of 8580 Cleaning Units.

The KOHLER SH265 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 tank capable of holding up to 0.95 gallon of gasoline..

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the NorthStar 1574404 offers enhanced mobility and stability, making it ideal for navigating uneven terrain and ensuring steady operation during heavy-duty cleaning tasks. The steel tubing frame's robustness ensures the assembly's longevity, maintaining stability and protecting internal components, even in the harshest environments. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

At 80 lbs, we can't really say that the unit is lightweight, and manually lifting or transporting it could be a significant challenge for users, especially if they need to move it frequently or navigate over uneven terrain. The main contributors to its weight are its 196cc KOHLER SH265 engine and steel tubing frame. However, the incorporation of two 10" never-flat wheels makes navigating the 1574404 less cumbersome, even on uneven terrain.

Main Features

The NorthStar 1574404 in use

The NorthStar 1574404

Along with the NorthStar 1574404 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. The NorthStar 1574404 includes an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which will dilute the detergent using a 15:1 ratio. The detergent is automatically mixed with the water flow by the pressure washer when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The included 25 ft 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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The following table provides information on the 4 included nozzles and their 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

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

  • Onboard storage: The NorthStar 1574404'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 low oil protection, a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: Included with the NorthStar 1574404 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 soap hose, wand, spray gun and pressure hose.

Product Video

The NorthStar 1574404's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the NorthStar 1574404 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Equipped to deliver up to 3300 PSI, the NorthStar 1574404 is recognized as one of the gas-powered models delivering higher-than-average water pressure, priced between $300 and $400. For those prioritizing maximum water stream power, consider the Westinghouse WPX3400, boasting 3400 PSI, as a standout performer in this price range.
  • The water flow of this washer, which reaches up to 2.6 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the higher values found in the above-mentioned price range. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Lifan LFQ3370 has the highest GPM of 3.
  • Boasting 8580 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) in total, the 1574404 places itself as one of the more efficient choices in its specific price range. For those placing importance on maximum cleaning power, the Lifan LFQ3370 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 8500 and 9000 Cleaning Units, the NorthStar 1574404 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
  • 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:
  • 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 1574404 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 NorthStar pressure washers, please contact the NorthStar Customer Support: 1-800-270-0810.

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