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Ryobi RY802900 - 2900 PSI 2.3 GPM 173cc Gas Pressure Washer

The Ryobi RY802900 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2900 PSI and flow of 2.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2900
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units6670
Engine173cc Ryobi 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial Cam
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles5-in-1
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose35 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight53 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, steel wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5-in-1 nozzle
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB
Warranty3 years
UPC046396019974

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Description

The RYOBI 2900-PSI Pressure Washer is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. With a powerful OHV 173cc gasoline engine, this RYOBI Pressure Washer delivers 2900 PSI of force for quick cleaning of driveways, decks, windows and other areas around the house. Featuring a durable, compact frame design and large 12 in. flat-free wheels this pressure washer is designed for easy transport. The 35 ft. non-marring high pressure hose provides 40% longer reach for access to even the toughest areas. For added convenience, the RYOBI 2900 psi Pressure Washer is equipped with a 5-in-1 quick-change-over nozzle for versatile cleaning.

Zoom on the Ryobi RY802900

In summary, the Ryobi RY802900 is a heavy duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • targeted spot cleaning for hard, unpainted surfaces, reaching elevated areas, and thoroughly removing stubborn stains
  • mild cleaning for delicate surfaces, and low-pressure cleaning for broader areas
  • applying detergents and cleaning agents, and rinsing off surfaces

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 Ryobi RY802900 in use

The Ryobi RY802900

With a 173cc engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 2900 PSI (roughly 48 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.3 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Ryobi RY802900's cleaning power of 6670 Cleaning Units.

To initiate the Ryobi engine of this gas-powered pressure washer, a traditional pull-start mechanism is employed.

Containing gasoline, the pressure washer's fuel tank can hold a maximum of 0.25 gallon..

Design & Handling

The Ryobi RY802900 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design. The steel tubing frame's robustness ensures the assembly's longevity, maintaining stability and protecting internal components, even in the harshest environments. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the RY802900 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

At 53 lbs, this unit strikes a balance between portability and stability, making it easy for most users to handle. That weight is mainly due to the inclusion of the 173cc Ryobi engine and a solid steel tubing frame. Still, the RY802900's two 12" never-flat wheels ensure easy handling and maneuverability.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY802900's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a 5-in-1 nozzle and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Even without a built-in soap tank, the device relies on a siphon hose to provide detergent. The automatic soap dilution mechanism of the Ryobi RY802900 will dilute the detergent with a 20:1 ratio. Detergent is automatically added to the water when "soap" is selected on the 5-in-1 nozzle.
  • Pressure hose: With a set of convenient hooks, the unit provides a convenient way to store the included 35 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose when not in use, keeping it organized and readily accessible.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its steel wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzle: a 5-in-1 nozzle is included.

    Ryobi's 5-in-1 nozzle Ryobi's 5-in-1 nozzle offers five spray pattern settings (0°, 25°, 40°, short-range soap, long-range soap). Selection of a specific spray pattern is made by simply rotating the spray selector to the desired setting.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Ryobi RY802900

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Ryobi RY802900 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 trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Ryobi RY802900 comes with soap hose, pressure hose, wand, oil, spray gun and funnel.

Product Videos

The Ryobi RY802900's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY802900 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Ryobi RY802900, which can reach up to 2900 PSI, has one of the higher pressure outputs of the gas-powered units that cost between $210 and $255. If you're seeking the strongest water stream, look no further than the Ryobi RY803023, which delivers an impressive 3100 PSI.
  • With a water flow of 2.3 GPM, this washer stands as average in terms of water volume for the price range mentioned above. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Kärcher G2900E, which can reach up to 2.6 GPM.
  • With a total of 6670 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the RY802900 stands as one of the most efficient devices in its price range. For those placing importance on maximum cleaning power, the Kärcher G2900E and its 7540 Cleaning Units offer one of the highest cleaning efficiencies among units in the same price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 6500 and 7000 Cleaning Units, the Ryobi RY802900 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
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank

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About Ryobi

Ryobi Seisakusho Co. (now simply Ryobi) is a Japanese company founded in 1943, with power tool manufacturing beginning in 1968. In January 2018, the power tools division was sold to the Kyocera Corporation, though still retaining the Ryobi brand name. It continues to be a popular brand of cordless battery-powered, corded electric, and gas-powered outdoor equipment. One of its 12 international manufacturing facilities is in Shelbyville, Indiana USA. In the US and Canada, Ryobi tools and outdoor power equipment are distributed primarily through Home Depot stores.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RY802900 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 Ryobi pressure washers, please consult Ryobi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-525-2579.

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    Does not have an onboard detergent tank,really a pain carrying outside container when repositioning washer.

    + PROS: Quiet Powerful Convenient pressure adjustment
    - CONS: Wobbly wheels No on-board detergent tank
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