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Ryobi RY802925 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY802925 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2900 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Ryobi RY802925 2900PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Ryobi RY802925 2900PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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  • $299.00 - January 9, 2021
  • $279.00 - January 6, 2021
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Since: January 6, 2021
  • Highest Price: $299.00 - January 9, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $279.00 - January 6, 2021

Description

The RYOBI 2900 psi Pressure Washer is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. The powerful 212 cc horizontal engine delivers 2900 psi for cleaning driveways, decks, windows and other areas around the house. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Ryobi RY802925

In a nutshell, the Ryobi RY802925 is a heavy duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Ryobi RY802925 in use

The Ryobi RY802925

Using an impressive 212 cc engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 2900 PSI (roughly 48 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values as per PWMA testing standards). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 7250 Cleaning Units.

The engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.95 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Ryobi RY802925 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design. The strong steel frame assures assembly longevity. The adds to the RY802925 convenience of transport.

The device can be maneuvered with ease by most, since it only weighs 64.9 lbs. Its 212 cc engine and steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. But, as the RY802925 does have a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY802925 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. The Ryobi RY802925 includes an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which will dilute the detergent using a 20:1 ratio. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀1/4" 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 wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 4 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 



25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse 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

Some of the accessories of the Ryobi RY802925

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Ryobi RY802925 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 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 Ryobi RY802925 comes with spray gun, soap hose, funnel, oil, wand, nozzle cleaner and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The Ryobi RY802925 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

The Ryobi RY802925's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY802925 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Ryobi RY802925, a device which can produce up to 2900 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the gas-powered pressure washers in the $250-300 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Simpson MSH3125-S, which reaches up to 3200 PSI.
  • With a maximum GPM of 2.5 (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the best in terms of water flow, in its respective price range.
  • In comparison to other gas-powered units of similar price, the 7250 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the RY802925 are average. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Simpson MSH3125-S and its 8000 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7000 and 7500 Cleaning Units, the Ryobi RY802925 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High GPM for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank
  • Low PSI for the price

Do you own the Ryobi RY802925 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2900
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units7250
Engine212 cc OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
Other model numbersRY802925VNM
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight64.9 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger 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 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 RY802925 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: 1-800-860-4050.

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