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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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Pulsar PWG3100VE 3100PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Pulsar PWG3100VE 3100PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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  • $362.79 - November 21, 2020
  • $379.99 - November 5, 2020
  • $349.99 - October 12, 2020
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Since: October 12, 2020
  • Highest Price: $379.99 - November 5, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $349.99 - October 12, 2020

Description

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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 and high-reach cleaning
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

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.

With a dual start mechanism, the Ducar DV196 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer provides convenience and reliability: you can either choose the traditional pull-start mechanism, or the practical electric start. The electric start requires a 12V battery, which is included.

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

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D20 x W20 x H38 in, the Pulsar PWG3100VE offers great mobility. 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. A major component of its weight are its 196 cc Ducar DV196 engine and steel frame. However, the two 12" never-flat wheels allow the PWG3100VE to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

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. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 30 ft ⌀5/16" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • 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 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 nozzles of the Pulsar PWG3100VE

The Pulsar PWG3100VE nozzles

  • Onboard storage: The Pulsar PWG3100VE's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: Included with the Pulsar PWG3100VE 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 tool kit, spray gun, nozzle cleaner, oil, pressure hose and wand.
  • 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 the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Stanley SXPW3425 with 3400 PSI.
  • Considering its water flow, this washer, with a GPM (gallons per minute) of 2.5 is in the average compared to other devices in its price range. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, that can deliver up to 3 GPM.
  • In comparison to other gas-powered units of similar price, the 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the PWG3100VE are average. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Lifan LFQ3370 and its 9900 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

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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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
EmissionsN/A
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.

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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