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Predator 3100 Spec Review

The Predator 3100 (62200) is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.8 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $399.99 - February 27, 2021
  • $369.99 - February 21, 2021
  • $399.99 - February 20, 2021
  • $369.99 - February 13, 2021
  • $399.99 - January 20, 2021
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Since: January 20, 2021
  • Highest Price: $399.99 - January 20, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $369.99 - February 13, 2021

Description

This powerful pressure washer is built for tough jobs, with 3100 PSI and 2.8 GPM of cleaning power. The pressure washer has a long-reach high pressure hose so you can clean wider areas. Two heavy duty pneumatic tires make transport easy. (source: Harbor Freight (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Predator 3100

The Predator 3100, 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, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free 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 3100 in use

The Predator 3100

With a powerful 212 cc (6.5 hp) engine, its axial pump delivers a pressure of 3100 PSI (roughly 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.8 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Predator 3100's cleaning power of 8680 Cleaning Units.

The Predator engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.95 gallon is used to store gasoline, which provides an approximate runtime of 180 minutes.

Design & Handling

The Predator 3100 offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21.8 x W22.5 x H36.8 in. The robust steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 70 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 212 cc Predator engine and its steel frame. But, as the 3100 does have a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Predator 3100 in use

The Predator 3100

The Predator 3100 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a dedicated tank. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • 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

The specs of the Predator 3100

The Predator 3100

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Predator 3100'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 trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a low oil protection.
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Predator 3100 also comes with pressure hose, wand and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Predator 3100 is NOT CARB-compliant. Therefore, it is not available in California for sale nor purchase.

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The Predator 3100's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Predator 3100 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Predator 3100, with a maximum pressure output of 3100 PSI, has an average pressure output, when considering gas-powered units in $300 to $400 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Stanley SXPW3425 that can reach up to 3400 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the 2.8 GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer makes it one of the better performing units in terms of the delivered volume of water. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 3 GPM.
  • Boasting with 8680 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the 3100 is one of the more efficient devices in its respective price range. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Lifan LFQ3370 with its 9900 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 8500 and 9000 Cleaning Units, the Predator 3100 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
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Not CARB-compliant

Do you own the Predator 3100 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3100
GPM2.8
Cleaning Units8680
Engine212 cc 6.5 HP Predator 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial
Other model numbers62200
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)
Approx. 21.8 x 22.5 x 36.8 in
Weight70 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
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 3100 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.

Predator 3100
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    RAUL VALLADARES October 2, 2020 at 4:18 pm
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    i have one it do the job but i need to replace the pump and it’s hard to find a replacement pump for it anyone has any idea where i can find one name and model #

    + PROS: great
    - CONS: finding a replacement pump
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