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Powerhorse 89897 - Spec Breakdown

The Powerhorse 89897 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.6 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the Powerhorse 89897
Latest updates:
  • $299.99 - June 9, 2022
  • $349.99 - June 2, 2022
  • $299.99 - May 14, 2022
  • $349.99 - May 10, 2022
  • $369.99 - May 5, 2022
  • $399.99 - May 2, 2022
  • $349.99 - April 26, 2022
  • $299.99 - March 28, 2022
Data source: northerntool.com
Since: January 6, 2022
  • Highest Price: $399.99 - January 6, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $299.99 - March 28, 2022

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3200
GPM2.6
Cleaning Units8320
Engine212 cc 6 HP OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Soap dilution15:1
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose30 ft, ⌀5/16
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 25.5 x 21 x 38.5 in
Weight68 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty2 years

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Description

Zoom on the Powerhorse 89897

In a nutshell, the Powerhorse 89897 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Powerhorse 89897 in use

The Powerhorse 89897

With an impressive 212 cc (6 hp) engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 3200 PSI (roughly 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.6 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Powerhorse 89897's cleaning power of 8320 Cleaning Units.

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

A steel fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.95 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

The Powerhorse 89897 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D25.5 x W21 x H38.5 in. The robust steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the 89897 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

With a weight of 68 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. Its 212 cc engine and steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 10" never-flat wheels, the 89897 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The Powerhorse 89897 in use

The Powerhorse 89897

The Powerhorse 89897 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a dedicated tank. The detergent is diluted with a 15:1 ratio by the Powerhorse 89897's automatic soap dilution mechanism. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 30 ft ⌀5/16" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 4 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 

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

The specs of the Powerhorse 89897

The Powerhorse 89897

  • Onboard storage: The Powerhorse 89897'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: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Powerhorse 89897 also comes with pressure hose, spray gun and wand.
  • Emissions: The Powerhorse 89897 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. This means that this pressure washer can be bought and sold in each of the 50 states, including California.

Product Videos

The Powerhorse 89897's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Powerhorse 89897 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 3200 PSI, the Powerhorse 89897 is one of the gas-powered products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $240 to $300 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Simpson CM61083 with 3400 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the 2.6 GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer makes it one of the best performing units in terms of the delivered volume of water.
  • Reaching up to 8320 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the 89897 is one of the more efficient amongst its similarly priced peers. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Simpson CM61083, which can reach up to 8500 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 8000 and 8500 Cleaning Units, the Powerhorse 89897 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Powerhorse 89897 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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 89897 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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