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Powerhorse 157065 Spec Review

The Powerhorse 157065 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2200 PSI and flow of 1.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Powerhorse 157065 2200PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Powerhorse 157065 2200PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Powerhorse 157065 2200PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Powerhorse 157065 2200PSI Electric Pressure Washer
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  • $379.99 - November 24, 2020
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  • $399.99 - October 8, 2020
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Since: July 25, 2020
  • Highest Price: $399.99 - August 7, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $374.99 - November 21, 2020

Description

This Powerhorse® Brushless Electric Pressure Washer allows to you to clean like a pro, with greater power and flexibility and without fumes or spills. The digital controller allows you to make pressure adjustments (1300, 1600, 1900 and 2200 PSI) without reducing the flow rate.

Zoom on the Powerhorse 157065

The Powerhorse 157065, a medium duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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 Powerhorse 157065 in use

The Powerhorse 157065

With a 13 amp motor, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 2200 PSI (roughly 37 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.3 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Powerhorse 157065's cleaning power of 2860 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the Powerhorse 157065's motor can be easily started by a convenient ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

The Powerhorse 157065 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D19 x W19 x H36 in. The aluminum frame ensures the device's durability, as it will not rust. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 55 lbs. Since the motor accounts for a large part of its weight, Powerhorse's utilization of an aluminum frame keeps the unit at a reasonable weight. However, the two 12" never-flat wheels allow the 157065 to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

Main Features

The Powerhorse 157065 in use

The Powerhorse 157065

Along with the Powerhorse 157065 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 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 detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by 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 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 

15°

25°

40°

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended

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 specs of the Powerhorse 157065

The Powerhorse 157065

  • Onboard storage: With the Powerhorse 157065'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.
  • Pressure control: Water pressure can be manually changed, using the pressure adjusting knob located on the front of the unit. It allows you to choose between 1300, 1600, 1900, and 2200 PSI.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by 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 Powerhorse 157065 also comes with pressure hose, nozzle cleaner, soap hose, power cord, spray gun and wand.

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The Powerhorse 157065's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Powerhorse 157065 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 2200 PSI, the Powerhorse 157065 is one of the electric products that can produce the highest water pressure, in the $300 to $400 price range.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.3 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Greenworks GPW2200, with 2.3 GPM.
  • The 2860 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), of the 157065 result in an average cleaning efficiency, compared to similarly priced electric units. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Greenworks GPW2200, which can reach up to 5060 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 electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the Powerhorse 157065 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:
  • Aluminum frame
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Additional pressure control
  • High PSI for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No soap tank
  • Low GPM for the price

Do you own the Powerhorse 157065 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2200
GPM1.3
Cleaning Units2860
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial Cam
Features
FrameAluminum
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 19 x 19 x 36 in
Weight55 lbs
Pressure controlYes
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 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.

About Powerhorse

The Powerhorse outdoor power products brand offers a range of gas- and electric-powered tools including pressure washers, log splitters, wood chippers/shredders, and electric generators. Also available are engines and water pumps. With a motto of "Power You Can Depend On", Powerhorse is a trademarked brand name that is distributed exclusively by the Northern Tool & Equipment Company Inc.

Warranty Information

The Powerhorse 157065 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Powerhorse pressure washers, please contact the Powerhorse Customer Support: 1-866-443-2576.

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