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Ryobi RY803023 - Spec Breakdown

The Ryobi RY803023 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3100
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units7130
Engine167 cc Honda GCV170 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankRemovable
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles5-in-1
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose35 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 21 x 21 x 39 in
Weight55.2 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5-in-1 nozzle
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty3 years

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Description

Zoom on the Ryobi RY803023

The Ryobi RY803023, a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying 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 Ryobi RY803023 in use

The Ryobi RY803023

Using the brand new Honda GCV170 (opens in a new tab) engine, which is specially built for pressure washers, its 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 2.3 GPM (values as per PW101-2010). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 7130 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s 167 cc engine.

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.25 gallon.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21 x W21 x H39 in, the Ryobi RY803023 provides great mobility. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the RY803023 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 55.2 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 167 cc Honda GCV170 engine and its steel tubing frame. The RY803023 can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY803023 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: Detergent is stored in a removable tank. The Ryobi RY803023 has an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which dilutes 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 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 RY803023

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: With the Ryobi RY803023's handy storage area, you’ll always have all the necessary nozzles and accessories at hand and thus, you’ll be fully prepared for any job.
  • 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 Ryobi RY803023 are also the owner's manual and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as wand, pressure hose, spray gun and oil.
  • Emissions: The Ryobi RY803023 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. This means that this pressure washer can be bought and sold in each of the 50 states, including California.

Product Video

The Ryobi RY803023's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY803023 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 3100 PSI, the Ryobi RY803023 finds itself in the expected pressure range among gas-powered units that cost between $275 and $400. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Westinghouse WPX3400, which reaches up to 3400 PSI.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute), has one of the lower GPM values. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Predator 3100, with 2.8 GPM.
  • The 7130 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), of the RY803023 result in an average cleaning efficiency, compared to similarly priced gas-powered units. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Predator 3200, which can reach up to 8960 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

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 RY803023 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
  • Honda GCV170 engine
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low GPM for the price

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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 RY803023 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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