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PowerStroke PS80544B - Spec Breakdown

The PowerStroke PS80544B is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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PowerStroke PS80544B 3100PSI Gas Pressure Washer

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3100
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units7750
Engine212 cc OHV 4-stroke
PumpHimore Axial Cam
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 21 x 20 x 37 in
Weight70 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB
Warranty2 years
UPC046396011053

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Description

Zoom on the PowerStroke PS80544B

The PowerStroke PS80544B, a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted and fragile 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

The PowerStroke PS80544B's axial cam pump, powered by an impressive 212 cc engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3100 PSI (approximately 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values as per PW101-2010). The PowerStroke PS80544B thus has a cleaning power of 7750 Cleaning Units.

The engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.66 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

The PowerStroke PS80544B offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21 x W20 x H37 in. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the PS80544B convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

The device can be maneuvered with ease by most, since it only weighs 70 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 212 cc engine and its steel tubing frame. But, as the PS80544B does have a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

Along with the PowerStroke PS80544B 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 1 gal tank. The PowerStroke PS80544B features an automatic soap dilution mechanism, that will dilute your detergent with a 20:1 ratio. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • 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

Some of the accessories of the PowerStroke PS80544B

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The PowerStroke PS80544B 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: The PowerStroke PS80544B comes with an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get funnel, pressure hose, oil, spray gun and wand.
  • Emissions: The PowerStroke PS80544B is CARB-compliant, and you may buy or sell it any of the 50 states, including California.

The PowerStroke PS80544B's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the PowerStroke PS80544B compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some retailers sell this unit around $300.

  • The PowerStroke PS80544B, reaching a PSI of up to 3100, is one of the more powerful gas-powered units in $300-360 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Westinghouse WPX3400 with 3400 PSI.
  • The water flow of this washer, which reaches up to 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the higher values found in the above-mentioned price range. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Westinghouse WPX3400 has the highest GPM of 2.6.
  • The PS80544B, which reaches up to 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) is one of the more efficient, in comparison to its similarly priced counterparts. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Westinghouse WPX3400 and its 8840 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7500 and 8000 Cleaning Units, the PowerStroke PS80544B 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 PowerStroke PS80544B doesn't have any notably low specs.

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About PowerStroke

PowerStroke is a brand name of outdoor power equipment owned by the parent company, Techtronic Industries Company Limited, (TTi) founded in 1985 and based in Hong Kong, with subsidiary offices in Anderson, South Carolina. TTi designs, manufactures, and markets many different brands of power tools worldwide. The PowerStroke line of tools includes pressure washers, generators, corded electric/battery powered drills, sanders, and heat guns.

Warranty Information

The PowerStroke PS80544B 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 PowerStroke pressure washers, please consult PowerStroke's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-877-617-3501.

PowerStroke PS80544B
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  1. 3.25
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    80
    Performance
    80

    Great unit for the home owner, spend the extra cash n by gas…

    + PROS: Easy to use, starts every time, owned for 3 years no problems. I drain the fuel from tank and carb bowl when I put it away for winter. I then put pump lube in the pump and make sure the hoses are drained and engine oil changed.
    - CONS: Most people will have to buy an extra 50’ of hose.
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