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Predator 2500 Spec Review

The Predator 2500 (62201) is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2500 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

This powerful pressure washer is built for tough jobs, with 2500 PSI and 2.4 GPM of cleaning power. The pressure washer has a long-reach high pressure hose so you can clean wider areas. Two heavy duty flat-free tires make transport easy. This is a great pressure cleaner for any auto garage or shop that wants to clean larger items spic-n-span! (source: Harbor Freight (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Predator 2500

In summary, the Predator 2500 is a medium duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

The Predator 2500 in use

The Predator 2500

Using a 159 cc (4 hp) engine, its axial pump delivers a pressure of up to 2500 PSI (roughly 42 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 6000 Cleaning Units.

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

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.34 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Predator 2500 offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design. The robust and sturdy steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

Weighing 60 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. A major component of its weight are its 159 cc Predator engine and steel frame. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels, the 2500 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The Predator 2500 in use

The Predator 2500

Along with the Predator 2500 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a dedicated tank. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 


15°

25

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse 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 Predator 2500

The Predator 2500

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Predator 2500'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 thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage), a low oil protection and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Predator 2500 comes with spray gun, wand and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The Predator 2500 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 Videos

The Predator 2500's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Predator 2500 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Predator 2500 and its 2500 PSI, ranks amongst gas-powered pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $300 and $400. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Stanley SXPW3425 with 3400 PSI.
  • In its respective price range, the water flow of this washer, 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute), ranks as average. 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.
  • The 2500 has 6000 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), which can be considered low in comparison to other gas-powered devices of this price. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Lifan LFQ3370 and its 9900 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 Predator 2500 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Predator 2500 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI2500
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units6000
Engine159 cc 4 HP Predator 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial
Other model numbers62201
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight60 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger 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 Predator

Predator pressure washers are distributed exclusively by the Harbor Freight Corporation, which holds a notable list of over 200 product trademarks. The Predator brand is one of their most recent lines of outdoor power products. As with many other makes and models of products sold by Harbor Freight, Predator pressure washers are manufactured in China.

Warranty Information

The Predator 2500 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 Predator pressure washers, please consult Predator's warranty policies stated in the owner's manual (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-444-3353.

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