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Predator 2650 - 2650 PSI 2.4 GPM 196cc Gas Pressure Washer

The Predator 2650 (71098) is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2650 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI2650
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units6360
Engine196cc 5.6 HP OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
Other model numbers71098
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight63.5 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesFunnel, tool kit, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
Warranty90 days
UPC193175530349

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Description

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In summary, the Predator 2650 is a medium duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless 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 2650 in use

The Predator 2650

Its axial cam pump, which utilizes a 196cc (5.6 hp) engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 2650 PSI (almost 44 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 6360 Cleaning Units.

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

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.92 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Predator 2650 offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

Weighing 63.5 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. Its 196cc engine and steel tubing frame account for a good chunk of that weight. But, as the 2650 does have a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Predator 2650 in use

The Predator 2650

The Predator 2650's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a dedicated tank. The detergent is diluted with a 7:1 ratio by the Predator 2650's automatic soap dilution mechanism. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The included 25 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to 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 5 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.


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

  • Onboard storage: With the Predator 2650'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 low oil protection, a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Predator 2650 also comes with wand, spray gun, tool kit, pressure hose and funnel.
  • Emissions: The Predator 2650 is NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

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The Predator 2650's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Predator 2650 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Predator 2650 and its 2650 PSI, ranks amongst gas-powered pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $300 and $400. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Westinghouse WPX3400 that can reach up to 3400 PSI.
  • The achievable water flow of this washer, which reaches 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute) can be described as low, compared to other devices in its price range. 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.
  • With 6360 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the 2650 is on the low end when compared to other similarly priced gas-powered devices. 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 these interactive charts, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 6000 and 6500 Cleaning Units, the Predator 2650 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
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Weak warranty
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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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 2650 is covered under a warranty for up to 90 days. 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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