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Ryobi RY80588A Spec Review

The Ryobi RY80588A 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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  • $388.25 - April 20, 2021
  • $329.00 - April 10, 2021
  • $388.25 - March 5, 2021
  • $429.00 - December 24, 2020
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Since: December 24, 2020
  • Highest Price: $429.00 - December 24, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $329.00 - April 10, 2021

Description

Spend less time cleaning and have more time to enjoy your home with the RYOBI 3200 PSI Pressure Washer. With a powerful 212cc gasoline engine, it delivers 3200 PSI of force for quick cleaning of decks, driveways, windows and other areas around the house. A durable and compact roll-cage frame design makes this pressure washer easy to transport. 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 pressure washer comes equipped with on-board accessory storage. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Ryobi RY80588A

In summary, the Ryobi RY80588A is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-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 RY80588A in use

The Ryobi RY80588A

The Ryobi RY80588A's aluminum axial pump, powered by a powerful 212 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 as per PW101-2010). The Ryobi RY80588A thus has a cleaning power of 8000 Cleaning Units.

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

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.95 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Ryobi RY80588A offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21 x W19 x H35 in. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the RY80588A convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 74 lbs. A major component of its weight are its 212 cc Ryobi engine and steel tubing frame. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 10" wheels, the RY80588A remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY80588A comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a dedicated tank. The Ryobi RY80588A has an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which dilutes the detergent using a 20:1 ratio. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀3/8" 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: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 4 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable 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 RY80588A'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 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 RY80588A comes with wand, spray gun, funnel, pressure hose, tool kit and oil.

The Ryobi RY80588A's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY80588A compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Ryobi RY80588A, which can reach up to 3200 PSI, has one of the higher pressure outputs of the gas-powered units that cost between $300 and $400. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Stanley SXPW3425 that can reach up to 3400 PSI.
  • With a maximum GPM of 2.5 (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the top in terms of water flow, in its respective 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 Predator 3100, with a GPM of 2.8.
  • The RY80588A, with its 8000 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) sits at the high end of the cleaning efficiency spectrum, when compared to other devices of similar price. 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 Westinghouse WPX3400 and its 8840 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 RY80588A 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Ryobi RY80588A doesn't have any notably low specs.

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3200
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8000
Engine212 cc Ryobi 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀3/8
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 21 x 19 x 35 in
Weight74 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10"
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, tool kit, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsUnknown
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 RY80588A 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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