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Simpson ALH3228-S - 3400 PSI 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer With Honda Engine

The Simpson Aluminum ALH3228-S is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3400 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $779.00 - November 17, 2023
  • $829.99 - November 10, 2023
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Since: November 10, 2023
  • Highest Price: $829.99 - November 10, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $779.00 - November 17, 2023

Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI3400
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8500
Engine196cc 5.5 HP Honda GX200 OHV 4-stroke
PumpCAT 4DNX25GSI Triplex
SeriesAluminum
Other model numbers60735
FrameAluminum
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀5/16
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 30 x 21 x 24 in
Weight74 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", pneumatic
Included accessoriesOil, steel wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
Warranty10 years
UPC879399001642

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Description

Designed to surpass the demands of the cleaning professional, the SIMPSON® Aluminum Series 3400 PSI @ 2.5 GPM pressure washer is built to perform. Built with a powerful Honda engine, reliable triplex pump and ultra lightweight aircraft grade aluminum frame, this gas pressure washer is great for construction, equipment upkeep, facility & fleet maintenance cleaning. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Simpson ALH3228-S

The Simpson ALH3228-S is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • use of 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 Simpson ALH3228-S in use

The Simpson ALH3228-S

Its triplex pump, which utilizes a 196cc (5.5 hp) engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 3400 PSI (almost 57 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 8500 Cleaning Units.

The Honda GX200 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

Gasoline is stored in a steel fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.8 gallon.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Simpson ALH3228-S grants mobility and stability to the unit. The aluminum frame allows the device to remain highly durable, as it will not rust. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

Weighing 74 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. As its 196cc Honda GX200 engine and triplex pump account for a good portion of that weight, Simpson's choice of an aluminum frame allows the device to stay at a reasonable weight. But, as the ALH3228-S does have a set of two 10" pneumatic wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Simpson ALH3228-S in use

The Simpson ALH3228-S

The Simpson ALH3228-S comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. The Simpson ALH3228-S features an automatic soap dilution mechanism, that will dilute your detergent with a 7:1 ratio. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The included 25 ft ⌀5/16" high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its steel wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 5 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.


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 Simpson ALH3228-S

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Simpson ALH3228-S'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 low oil protection, 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 Simpson ALH3228-S also comes with spray gun, oil, wand, pressure hose and soap hose.
  • Emissions: The Simpson ALH3228-S is NOT CARB-compliant and so you cannot buy it nor sell it in California.

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The Simpson ALH3228-S's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Simpson ALH3228-S compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Simpson ALH3228-S, which can achieve a PSI of up to 3400, falls behind the other gas-powered pressure washers in the $675 to $800 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Westinghouse WPX3800 with 3800 PSI.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Westinghouse WPX3800, that can deliver up to 3.6 GPM.
  • With 8500 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the ALH3228-S is on the low end when compared to other similarly priced gas-powered devices. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Westinghouse WPX3800, which can reach up to 13680 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8000 and 8500 Cleaning Units, the Simpson ALH3228-S is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its cleaning power range, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • 10 year (limited) warranty
  • Triplex pump
  • Honda engine
  • Designed to be stable
  • Aluminum frame
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No soap tank
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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About Simpson

Simpson has over 50 years of experience making quality products for the outdoor power equipment industry. Part of the FNA Group based in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin since 2006, they are a vertically-integrated company, meaning most of the parts and accessories are manufactured and assembled by them. Their manufacturing facilities are international, but their gas-powered pressure washers are made in the USA. With the company motto "Driven by Performance", Simpson continues to offer a great variety of pressure-washing systems for the homeowner or the professional contractor.

Warranty Information

The Simpson ALH3228-S is covered under a warranty for up to 10 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Simpson pressure washers, please contact the Simpson Customer Support: 1-877-362-4271.

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  1. 4.75
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    Simpson makes quality products. It has a Honda engine (like the old Briggs&Straton), which is bullet proof. The CAT Triplex pump is industrial grade. If you use this PW the average of 50hrs per year, it’s a ten year pump. If you take care of the pump, it’ll last much longer or you can use it, like I do, for light commercial use. The frame makes this machine light; I lift it in and out of my truck. Simpson customer service is a little lacking, but you will not call often. I think they are a very small company, that still uses paper and fax machines. I didn’t get all my nozzles; I literally got (4) 0 degree and (1) 15 degree. Called and they quickly apologized and said they send me the other 3 asap. ASAP took about 2 weeks, but I wasn’t in a rush. It’s pricey, but for the money, it competes with PW that run in the $850 to $950 range. Most other PW, in the price range, have either the CAT pump or the Honda or neither.

    + PROS: Honda engine, CAT Triplex pump, aluminum frame, big wheels, 3200psi
    - CONS: Price, 2.5gpm
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