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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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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, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • 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

Its axial cam pump, which utilizes a 196 cc engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 3200 PSI (almost 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 7680 Cleaning Units.

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

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D16.5 x W13 x H33.3 in, the Simpson CM61082 offers great mobility. Its sturdy steel frame provides 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. A major component of its weight are its 196 cc Simpson engine and steel frame. The CM61082 can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The Simpson CM61082'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 is stored in a dedicated tank. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • 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 trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • 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 oil, pressure hose, spray gun and wand.
  • 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.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 3200 PSI, the Simpson CM61082 is one of the gas-powered products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $300 to $400 price range. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the Westinghouse WPX3400 with a PSI of 3400.
  • Considering its water flow, this washer, with a GPM (gallons per minute) of 2.4 is in the average compared to other devices in its price range. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Predator 3100, which can reach up to 2.8 GPM.
  • The 7680 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), of the CM61082 result in an average cleaning efficiency, compared to similarly priced gas-powered units. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Predator 3200 with its 8960 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this 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:
  • The Simpson CM61082 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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