Ryobi RY803111 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY803111 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3200
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8000
Engine196cc Ryobi 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
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)
Approx. 26.5 x 17.5 x 37.5 in
Weight72 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12"
Included accessoriesOil, metal wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, battery charger, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB
Warranty3 years
UPC046396015075

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Description

This RYOBI 3200 PSI Pressure Washer is the first of its kind while featuring ONE+ Electric Start. The included 18V ONE+ Lithium+ battery starts up your pressure washer with a simple press of a button – getting you back to work faster and the job done sooner. This powerful pressure washer produces 3200 pounds per square inch of pressure (PSI) and delivers 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) of cleaning force.

Zoom on the Ryobi RY803111

The Ryobi RY803111 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Ryobi RY803111 in use

The Ryobi RY803111

The Ryobi RY803111's aluminum axial cam pump, powered by a 196 cc engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3200 PSI (approximately 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The Ryobi RY803111 thus has a cleaning power of 8000 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered unit's Ryobi engine is convenient and reliable, thanks to its dual starting mechanism: you may freely choose between the more modern electric start, or the old-school pull-start mechanism. The electric start requires a 18V ONE+ Lithium+ battery, which is included.

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 and approximate dimensions of D26.5 x W17.5 x H37.5 in, the Ryobi RY803111 provides great mobility. The robust steel tubing frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the RY803111 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 72 lbs. Its 196 cc Ryobi engine and steel tubing frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. However, the two 12" wheels allow the RY803111 to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY803111 in use

The Ryobi RY803111

The Ryobi RY803111's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a 1 gal tank. The Ryobi RY803111 has an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which dilutes the detergent using a 20:1 ratio. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its metal wand can be easily 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

  • Onboard storage: The Ryobi RY803111'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 thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Ryobi RY803111 also comes with wand, oil, battery charger, pressure hose and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Ryobi RY803111 is CARB-compliant. Thus, it can be bought and sold in any of the 50 states, including California.

Product Video

The Ryobi RY803111's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY803111 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some retailers sell this unit around $470.

  • The Ryobi RY803111, which can reach a PSI of 3200, achieves an average pressure output, compared to other gas-powered units that cost between $400 and $500. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the DeWalt DXPW3625 with 3600 PSI.
  • This washer reaches 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Predator 3200 has the highest GPM of 2.8.
  • The 8000 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), of the RY803111 result in an average cleaning efficiency, compared to similarly priced gas-powered units. 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 DeWalt DXPW3625 and its 9000 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8000 and 8500 Cleaning Units, the Ryobi RY803111 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
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Ryobi RY803111 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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 RY803111 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.

Ryobi RY803111
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  1. 0.5
    Ease Of Use
    10
    Value
    10
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    10

    won’t start right out of the box

    + PROS: pretty
    - CONS: what good is it if it wont start
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  2. 2.75
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    100
    Value
    20
    Quality
    20
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    80

    Electric start after using a few times won’t work, won’t turn over with pull cord start either. Tried buying new batteries, changed
    oil and gas, checked spark plug. Home Depot won’t return or exchange it. Waste of money.

    + PROS: Worked well the couple times it worked
    - CONS: Won’t start
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