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Predator 3200 Spec Review

The Predator 3200 (58027) is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.8 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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The Predator 3200 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Predator 3200 in use

The Predator 3200

With a powerful 223 cc (6.8 hp) engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 3200 PSI (roughly 53 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 3200's cleaning power of 8960 Cleaning Units.

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

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.79 gallon.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D27 x W20 x H43 in, the Predator 3200 provides great mobility. The strong steel frame assures assembly longevity. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

With a weight of 66.5 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. Its 223 cc Predator engine and steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. However, the two 12" never-flat wheels allow the 3200 to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

Main Features

The Predator 3200 in use

The Predator 3200

The Predator 3200 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a dedicated tank. The detergent is diluted with a 7:1 ratio by the Predator 3200's automatic soap dilution mechanism. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • 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 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: Stay prepared for any job with Predator 3200'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: Included with the Predator 3200 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, pressure hose, funnel, wand and tool kit.
  • Emissions: The Predator 3200 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

The Predator 3200's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Predator 3200 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 3200 PSI, the Predator 3200 is one of the gas-powered products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $300 to $400 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 2.8 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the highest values found in the above-mentioned price range.
  • Reaching up to 8960 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the 3200 is one of the most efficient amongst its similarly priced peers.

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 3200 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:
  • Weak warranty

Do you own the Predator 3200 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3200
GPM2.8
Cleaning Units8960
Engine223 cc 6.8 HP Predator OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
Other model numbers58027
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 27 x 20 x 43 in
Weight66.5 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
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty90 days

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 3200 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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