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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. (source: Powermate (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Powermate 7130

The Powermate 7130 is a medium to heavy duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail 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 Powermate 7130's aluminum axial cam pump, powered by an impressive 208 cc (5.8 hp) engine, can provide a pressure of up to 2800 PSI (approximately 47 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.3 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The Powermate 7130 thus has a cleaning power of 6440 Cleaning Units.

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

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.

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 57 lbs. A major component of its weight are its 208 cc Generac engine and welded steel frame. But, as the 7130 does have a set of two 10" never-flat wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Powermate 7130 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a 0.3 gal tank. However, since the Powermate 7130 does not feature a soap dilution mechanism, you'll have to make sure your detergent is correctly diluted before use. 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 thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Powermate 7130 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 wand, pressure hose and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Powermate 7130 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, the sale and purchase of this pressure washer is permitted in all 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 a maximum pressure output of 2800 PSI, has an average pressure output, when considering gas-powered units in $185 to $265 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Ryobi RY803111, which reaches up to 3200 PSI.
  • In its respective price range, the water flow of this washer, 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute), ranks as average. 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 Powerhorse 750143, with 2.5 GPM.
  • In comparison to other gas-powered units of similar price, the 6440 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the 7130 are average. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Ryobi RY803111 and its 8000 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 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • No detergent dilution mechanism

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: 1-800-628-8815.

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