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Ryobi RY803001 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY803001 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3000 PSI and flow of 2.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the Ryobi RY803001
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  • $229.99 - October 13, 2021
  • $518.60 - September 25, 2021
  • $700.00 - September 25, 2021
  • $724.00 - September 24, 2021
  • $518.60 - September 15, 2021
  • $597.37 - September 15, 2021
  • $518.60 - September 14, 2021
  • $558.51 - September 14, 2021
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Since: April 19, 2021
  • Highest Price: $724.00 - September 24, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $229.99 - August 15, 2021

Description

The RYOBI 3000-PSI Pressure Washer is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. With a powerful Honda GCV160 gasoline engine, this RYOBI Pressure Washer delivers 3000-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. The on-board detergent tank offers hassle-free cleaning by eliminating the need to drag a bucket and hose behind you. For added convenience, the RYOBI 3000-PSI Pressure Washer is equipped with a 5-in-1 quick-change-over nozzle for versatile cleaning. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Ryobi RY803001 is a heavy duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Ryobi RY803001 in use

The Ryobi RY803001

Its aluminum axial cam pump, which utilizes a 160 cc (4.4 hp) engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 3000 PSI (almost 50 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.3 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 6900 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GCV160 engine.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.25 gallon, which provides an approximate runtime of 45 minutes.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design, the Ryobi RY803001 provides great mobility. The robust and sturdy steel tubing frame offers longevity to the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the RY803001 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Weighing 62 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 160 cc Honda GCV160 engine and its steel tubing frame. Since the RY803001 has a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it is still easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY803001 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a 5-in-1 nozzle and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a 1 gal tank. The Ryobi RY803001 includes an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which will dilute the detergent using a 20:1 ratio. Detergent is automatically added to the water when "soap" is selected on the 5-in-1 nozzle.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of easy-to-use straps, the included 35 ft ⌀1/4" 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 steel wand.
  • 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 RY803001

Some of the included accessories

  • 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 RY803001 comes with pressure hose, funnel, spray gun, oil and wand.
  • Emissions: The Ryobi RY803001 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

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The Ryobi RY803001's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY803001 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Ryobi RY803001, which can reach up to 3000 PSI, has one of the highest pressure outputs of the gas-powered units that cost between $195 and $255.
  • Considering its water flow, this washer, with a GPM (gallons per minute) of 2.3 is in the average compared to other devices in its price range. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Ryobi RY802925, with a GPM of 2.5.
  • Boasting with 6900 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the RY803001 is one of the more efficient devices in its respective price range. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Ryobi RY802925 and its 7250 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.
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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 6500 and 7000 Cleaning Units, the Ryobi RY803001 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
  • Honda engine
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No onboard storage

Do you own the Ryobi RY803001 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3000
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units6900
Engine160 cc 4.4 HP Honda GCV160 4-stroke OHC
PumpRyobi Axial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles5-in-1
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageNo
Hose35 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight62 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, steel wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5-in-1 nozzle
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 RY803001 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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    Charlie Rudge July 17, 2020 at 6:59 pm
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    Great performance and value….an excellent choice.

    I looked at many unit and landed on this one. No disappointments.

    Meets or exceeds my expectations.

    + PROS: Ease of use. Performance Price
    - CONS: none observed to date
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