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Pulsar PWG3100VE - Spec Breakdown

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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Latest updates:
  • $379.99 - May 14, 2022
  • $532.68 - May 14, 2022
  • $532.69 - December 14, 2021
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Since: December 14, 2021
  • Highest Price: $532.69 - December 14, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $379.99 - May 14, 2022

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
UPC814726022884

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Description

Zoom on the Pulsar PWG3100VE

In a nutshell, the Pulsar PWG3100VE is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

The Pulsar PWG3100VE in use

The Pulsar PWG3100VE

Using a 196 cc (6.5 hp) engine, its brass axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 3100 PSI (roughly 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 7750 Cleaning Units.

The Ducar DV196 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer provides convenience and reliability, as it offers a dual starting mechanism: you can either choose the traditional pull-start mechanism, or the practical electric start. 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.

With a weight of 68.3 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 196 cc Ducar DV196 engine and its steel frame. The PWG3100VE can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels.

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 storage is ensured by a removable 0.8 gal tank. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added 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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its stainless steel wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 


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: The Pulsar PWG3100VE allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • 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: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Pulsar PWG3100VE comes with nozzle cleaner, pressure hose, tool kit, wand, oil 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. 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.
  • As this washer can produce a flow of water of 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), it is average in terms of water volume for the above-mentioned price range. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Predator 3200, which can reach up to 2.8 GPM.
  • As the PWG3100VE has a total of 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced gas-powered units. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Predator 3200 with its 8960 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Not CARB-compliant

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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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