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Powermate 7130 Spec Review

The Powermate 7130 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2800 PSI and flow of 2.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

Powermate's 2800 PSI pressure washer is designed to tackle a variety of routine cleaning jobs around your home’s exterior. A 25-ft. non-marring, high-pressure PVC hose gives you plenty of room to move, and four quick-change nozzle tips — a 0°, 25°, 40° and low-pressure soap tip — allow variety in how you clean.

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The Powermate 7130, a medium to heavy duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • cleaning of painted or delicate 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

Using a powerful 208 cc (5.8 hp) engine, its aluminum axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 2800 PSI (roughly 47 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.3 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 6440 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s Generac engine.

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.87 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Powermate 7130 offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D23.6 x W19.7 x H40.3 in. The robust and sturdy welded steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the 7130 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

With a weight of 57 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. Its 208 cc Generac engine and welded steel frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. Since the 7130 has a set of two 10" never-flat wheels, it is still easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Powermate 7130'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: Detergent is stored in a 0.3 gal tank. As the Powermate 7130 doesn’t include a soap dilution mechanism, the user must provide a correctly diluted detergent before proceeding to use it. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft ⌀0.3" high-pressure hose (3100 PSI rating) can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 4 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 


25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse 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 Powermate 7130

The Powermate 7130

  • Onboard storage: The Powermate 7130 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by 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 Powermate 7130 also comes with spray gun, pressure hose and wand.
  • Emissions: The Powermate 7130 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.

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The Powermate 7130's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Powermate 7130 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Powermate 7130 with its 2800 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other gas-powered pressure washers in the $300-400 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Westinghouse WPX3400 with 3400 PSI.
  • The achievable water flow of this washer, which reaches 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute) can be described as low, compared to other devices in its price range. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Predator 3100, which can reach up to 2.8 GPM.
  • The 7130's Cleaning Units, 6440 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to gas-powered devices of similar price. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Westinghouse WPX3400 and its 8840 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 6000 and 6500 Cleaning Units, the Powermate 7130 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:
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Powermate 7130 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI2800
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units6440
Engine208 cc 5.8 HP Generac 4-stroke OHV
PumpGenerac Axial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.3 gal
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀0.3
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 23.6 x 19.7 x 40.3 in
Weight57 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
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.

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About Powermate

Powermate is a brand of portable and commercial generators, pressure washers, and other outdoor power equipment. In 2014, Generac Power Systems acquired the brand name to market its generators and water pumps. The other outdoor power tools, including pressure washers and air compressors under the Powermate brand are owned by Midwest Air Technologies (MAT) Holdings, Inc.

Warranty Information

The Powermate 7130 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 Powermate pressure washers, please consult Powermate's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-445-1805.

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