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Pressure-Pro PP4240H Spec Review

The Pressure-Pro Dirt Laser PP4240H is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 4200 PSI and flow of 4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Pressure-Pro PP4240H is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Pressure-Pro PP4240H in use

The Pressure-Pro PP4240H

Powered by an impressive 389 cc (13 hp) engine, its triplex pump can deliver a pressure of 4200 PSI (around 70 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 4 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the Pressure-Pro PP4240H has a cleaning power of 16800 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GX390 engine.

The fuel is stored in a steel tank, which can hold up to 0.3 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D26.5 x W22.5 x H40.2 in, the Pressure-Pro PP4240H offers great mobility. The strong steel frame assures assembly longevity. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

The unit's weight of 115 lbs renders its carrying and transportation challenging, as it is far from lightweight. The main contributors to its weight are its 389 cc Honda GX390 engine, the triplex pump and steel frame. However, the unit is manipulated smoothly thanks to its two 10" never-flat wheels, which play a key role in its maneuverability.

Main Features

The Pressure-Pro PP4240H comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 50 ft ⌀3/8" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 4 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 

15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse 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: The Pressure-Pro PP4240H features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation), a low oil protection and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: Included with the Pressure-Pro PP4240H 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, oil, wand and soap hose.
  • Emissions: The Pressure-Pro PP4240H is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

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The Pressure-Pro PP4240H's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Pressure-Pro PP4240H compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 4200 PSI, the Pressure-Pro PP4240H finds itself in the expected pressure range among gas-powered units that cost between $1000 and $1200. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the Lifan LFQ4515E-CA with a PSI of 4500.
  • The water flow of this washer, which reaches up to 4 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the highest values found in the above-mentioned price range.
  • Boasting with 16800 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the PP4240H is one of the more efficient devices in its respective price range. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Lifan LFQ4515E-CA, which can reach up to 18000 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 16500 and 17000 Cleaning Units, the Pressure-Pro PP4240H 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
  • Triplex pump
  • Honda engine
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank

Do you own the Pressure-Pro PP4240H and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (120°F max.)
PSI4200
GPM4
Cleaning Units16800
Engine389 cc 13 HP Honda GX390 OHV 4-stroke
PumpTerminator TC3 Triplex
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose50 ft, ⌀3/8
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 26.5 x 22.5 x 40.2 in
Weight115 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty3 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 Pressure-Pro

Pressure-Pro, Inc was founded in 1994 in Fort Pierce, Florida. They produce a variety of pressure washers, including cold water, hot water, and custom specialty designs. In 2015, Pressure-Pro became part of Nilfisk, a leading manufacturer of professional quality cleaning equipment, representing over 100 years of cleaning experience. Though they use overseas manufacturing for many components, Pressure-Pro washers are designed, assembled, and tested at their Fort Pierce facilities.

Warranty Information

The Pressure-Pro PP4240H is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Pressure-Pro pressure washers, please consult Pressure-Pro's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-772-461-4486.

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