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Simpson CM61082 Spec Review

The Simpson Clean Machine CM61082 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Simpson CM61082 3200PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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  • $308.99 - February 19, 2021
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Since: October 12, 2020
  • Highest Price: $437.80 - December 30, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $308.99 - February 19, 2021

Description

The fully assembled pressure washer steel frame is powder-coated for corrosion resistance and features a fold-down handle that allows for quick & convenient storage, taking up minimal storage in tight spaces. Wheels that will never go flat provide an added benefit for maneuverability. This compact gas pressure washer will allow easy access into hard to clean areas. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

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The Simpson CM61082 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

Powered by a 196 cc engine, its axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 3200 PSI (around 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM (CETA-certified values). Combined, these values mean that the Simpson CM61082 has a cleaning power of 7680 Cleaning Units.

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

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D16.5 x W13 x H33.3 in, the Simpson CM61082 provides great mobility. The robust and sturdy steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the CM61082 convenience of transport.

The device can be maneuvered with ease by most, since it only weighs 56 lbs. Its 196 cc Simpson engine and steel frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. The CM61082 can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

Along with the Simpson CM61082 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a dedicated tank. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: The included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently 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.
 



15°

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

Some of the accessories of the Simpson CM61082

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Simpson CM61082 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • 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 Simpson CM61082 also comes with wand, oil, pressure hose and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Simpson CM61082 is CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

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The Simpson CM61082's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Simpson CM61082 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Simpson CM61082, reaching a PSI of up to 3200, is one of the more powerful gas-powered units in $300-400 price range. 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.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer, which can reach 2.4, can be considered in the average. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 3 GPM.
  • As the CM61082 has a total of 7680 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced gas-powered units. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 9900 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 7500 and 8000 Cleaning Units, the Simpson CM61082 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

Do you own the Simpson CM61082 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3200
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7680
Engine196 cc Simpson OHV 4-stroke
PumpOEM Technologies™ Axial Cam
SeriesClean Machine
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 16.5 x 13 x 33.3 in
Weight56 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB
Warranty2 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 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. 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 CM61082 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 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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