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Pulsar PWG3100VE Spec Review

The Pulsar PWG3100VE is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $381.46 - May 7, 2021
  • $370.35 - November 21, 2020
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Since: November 21, 2020
  • Highest Price: $381.46 - May 7, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $370.35 - November 21, 2020

Description

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In summary, the Pulsar PWG3100VE is a heavy duty, commercial 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 and fragile surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Pulsar PWG3100VE in use

The Pulsar PWG3100VE

Its brass axial cam pump, which utilizes a 196 cc (6.5 hp) engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 3100 PSI (almost 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 7750 Cleaning Units.

The Ducar DV196 engine provides a convenient and reliable start of this gas-powered pressure washer, with a dual start mechanism: you may choose the more convenient electric start, or the classic pull-start mechanism. A 12V battery, which is included in the package, is required for the electric start.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.31 gallon, which provides an approximate runtime of 60 minutes.

Design & Handling

The Pulsar PWG3100VE offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D20 x W20 x H38 in. The robust steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the PWG3100VE convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 68.3 lbs. Its 196 cc Ducar DV196 engine and steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. But, as the PWG3100VE does have a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Pulsar PWG3100VE in use

The Pulsar PWG3100VE

The Pulsar PWG3100VE 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 removable 0.8 gal tank. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The 30 ft ⌀5/16" 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 enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its stainless steel wand.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 5 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 


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 nozzles of the Pulsar PWG3100VE

The Pulsar PWG3100VE nozzles

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Pulsar PWG3100VE'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) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Pulsar PWG3100VE also comes with oil, nozzle cleaner, wand, pressure hose, tool kit and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Pulsar PWG3100VE is NOT CARB-compliant and so you cannot buy it nor sell it in California.

Product Video

The Pulsar PWG3100VE's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Pulsar PWG3100VE compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Pulsar PWG3100VE, with a maximum pressure output of 3100 PSI, has an average pressure output, when considering gas-powered units in $300 to $400 price range. 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 Stanley SXPW3425 with a PSI of 3400.
  • Considering the above-mentioned price range, this washer's maximum water flow of 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) is higher than the average. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Predator 3100 has the highest GPM of 2.8.
  • With a rather impressive value of 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the PWG3100VE has a higher cleaning efficiency compared to similarly priced devices. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Westinghouse WPX3400 with its 8840 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 7500 and 8000 Cleaning Units, the Pulsar PWG3100VE is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Electric start
  • 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

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (140°F max.)
PSI3100
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units7750
Engine196 cc 6.5 HP Ducar DV196 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial Cam
Pump materialBrass
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.8 gal, removable
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose30 ft, ⌀5/16
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 20 x 20 x 38 in
Weight68.3 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, tool kit, nozzle cleaner, stainless steel wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
Warranty1 year

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 Pulsar

Based in Ontario, CA, Pulsar is one of the fastest-growing brands in the outdoor power products industry. They offer a full line of generators, air compressors, lawn mowers, and electric- and gas-powered pressure washers. With its focus on the consumer, Pulsar strives to enhance the customer's experience by adding convenience, ease of operation, and extended useful life to each and every product they make.

Warranty Information

The Pulsar PWG3100VE is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Pulsar pressure washers, please contact the Pulsar Customer Support: 1-866-591-8921.

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