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Powermate 7130 - Spec Breakdown

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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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
UPC696471072440

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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.

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, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail 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

With a powerful 208 cc (5.8 hp) engine, its aluminum axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 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), resulting in the Powermate 7130's cleaning power of 6440 Cleaning Units.

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

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.87 gallon.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D23.6 x W19.7 x H40.3 in, the Powermate 7130 provides great mobility. 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. Its 208 cc Generac engine and welded steel frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 10" never-flat wheels, the 7130 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

Along with the Powermate 7130 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in 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. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀0.3" high-pressure hose (3100 PSI rating) is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • 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: With the Powermate 7130'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.
  • 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 spray gun, wand and pressure hose.
  • 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.

Product Video

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 and its 2800 PSI, ranks amongst gas-powered pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $300 and $400. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the Westinghouse WPX3400 with a PSI of 3400.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute), has one of the lower GPM values. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, with a GPM of 3.
  • Amongst similarly priced gas-powered devices, the 6440 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) of the 7130 rank as low. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Lifan LFQ3370 and its 9900 Cleaning 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
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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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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