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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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Powermate 7130 2800PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Powermate 7130 2800PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Powermate 7130 2800PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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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

In summary, the Powermate 7130 is a medium to heavy duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • use 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 Powermate 7130's aluminum axial cam pump, powered by a powerful 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 is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.87 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Powermate 7130 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D23.6 x W19.7 x H40.3 in. The robust welded steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the 7130 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Weighing 57 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. A major component of its weight are its 208 cc Generac engine and welded steel frame. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 10" never-flat wheels, the 7130 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

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. It must be noted that the Powermate 7130 doesn’t come with a soap dilution mechanism. Therefore, you must always make sure that your detergent is correctly diluted. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The included 25 ft ⌀0.3" high-pressure hose (3100 PSI rating) can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a set of convenient hooks.
  • 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.
 



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: Stay prepared for any job with Powermate 7130's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • 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: 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, spray gun and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The Powermate 7130 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.

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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 $200 to $250 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Ryobi RY80544, which reaches up to 3100 PSI.
  • Considering the above-mentioned price range, this washer's maximum water flow of 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute) is higher than the average. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Ryobi RY80544, that can deliver up to 2.5 GPM.
  • With a rather impressive value of 6440 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the 7130 has a higher cleaning efficiency compared to similarly priced devices. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Ryobi RY80544 with its 7750 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

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
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI 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.

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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