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Ryobi RY803600 - Spec Breakdown

The Ryobi RY803600 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3600 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $593.62 - June 23, 2022
  • $605.73 - June 15, 2022
  • $618.09 - June 7, 2022
  • $630.70 - May 23, 2022
  • $650.21 - May 11, 2022
  • $663.48 - May 2, 2022
  • $677.02 - April 19, 2022
  • $690.84 - April 5, 2022
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Since: January 12, 2022
  • Highest Price: $748.99 - January 12, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $593.62 - June 23, 2022

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3600
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units9000
Engine196 cc 5.8 HP Honda GX200 4-stroke OHV
PumpHimore Triplex
Pump materialBrass
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose35 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 39 x 23 x 21.5 in
Weight80 lbs
Pressure controlYes
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, tool kit, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty5 years
UPC046396020239

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Description

The RYOBI 3600 PSI Pressure Washer comes equipped with a powerful Honda GX200 commercial duty engine to take on your toughest cleaning jobs. The professional brass head triplex pump delivers 2.5 GPM, and an adjustable throttle allows you to set pressure to your choosing - making it ideal for any cleaning task. The 35 ft. high-pressure hose extends your reach so that you can easily access any area and the auxiliary handle increased comfort while you clean. On-board accessory storage, makes it easy and convenient to swap nozzles whenever you need to. This pressure washer features large 10 in. flat-free wheels that allow for easy transport, and a reversible handle for compact storage when the job is done. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Ryobi RY803600

The Ryobi RY803600, 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, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate 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 RY803600 in use

The Ryobi RY803600

Powered by a 196 cc (5.8 hp) engine, its brass triplex pump can deliver a pressure of 3600 PSI (around 60 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the Ryobi RY803600 has a cleaning power of 9000 Cleaning Units.

The Honda GX200 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.81 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Ryobi RY803600 grants mobility and stability to the unit. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

With a weight of 80 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. Its 196 cc Honda GX200 engine, the triplex pump and steel tubing frame account for a good chunk of that weight. However, the two 10" never-flat wheels allow the RY803600 to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY803600 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 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 automatic soap dilution mechanism of the Ryobi RY803600 will dilute the detergent with a 20:1 ratio. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • 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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook. The gun features a rotating auxiliary side handle to further improve the comfort of both left and right-handed users.
  • Nozzles: The 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 


15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse 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 RY803600

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Ryobi RY803600's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation), a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a low oil protection.
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Ryobi RY803600 comes with funnel, spray gun, soap hose, oil, tool kit, pressure hose and wand.
  • Emissions: The Ryobi RY803600 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Product Videos

The Ryobi RY803600's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY803600 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Ryobi RY803600, with a max water pressure of 3600 PSI, has one of the highest PSI values of the gas-powered products in the $500-600 price range.
  • This washer reaches 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. 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 Lifan LFQ3370E, with 3 GPM.
  • The RY803600, with its 9000 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) sits at the high end of the cleaning efficiency spectrum, when compared to other devices of similar price. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Lifan LFQ3370E and its 9900 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 9000 and 9500 Cleaning Units, the Ryobi RY803600 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
  • Triplex pump
  • Honda engine
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank

Do you own the Ryobi RY803600 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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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 RY803600 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 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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    This is a great machine! Living in Az I wanted the lowest gpm to conserve water but cleaning power of high pressure.
    This Ryobi fits the bill.Awesome cleaning power. Also, love the ability to throttle it back like working on the car or outdoor furniture, bikes etc. The Honda engine is the best for dependable starts and smooth running. The engine alone costs more than many cheap gas washers. A recommend is to get a quick connect kit from Amazon that is less than $20 that makes hooking up the hose, machine, gun and even the water hose very “quick” and easy! The pressure hose is rather stiff and cumbersome to work with. In Oct. 20 Flexilla has a hose coming out that is supposed to be kink proof and will be rated 3600#.

    + PROS: high pressure Honda quality power $400 by itself triplex pump efficiency throttle control lever....love it. tiger or kitty cat
    - CONS: hose is very stiff...waiting on upgrade.flexilla in Oct. needs quick connects for hookups...$20 amazon
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