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Simpson MS60805-S - Spec Breakdown

The Simpson MegaShot MS60805-S is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3000 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $389.99 - May 15, 2022
  • $419.99 - March 6, 2022
  • $399.99 - February 20, 2022
  • $419.99 - February 6, 2022
  • $399.00 - January 24, 2022
  • $369.00 - January 23, 2022
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Since: January 23, 2022
  • Highest Price: $419.99 - February 6, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $369.00 - January 23, 2022

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3000
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7200
Engine160 cc 4.4 HP Honda GCV160 4-stroke OHC
PumpAxial Cam
SeriesMegaShot
Other model numbers60808
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 26 x 18 x 35 in
Weight56 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, steel wand, spray gun, surface cleaner, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty5 years
UPC879399002298

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Description

The SIMPSON MegaShot 3000 PSI at 2.4 GPM is ideal for use on siding, driveways, cars, RV’s, paint prep and more. This is a perfect option for homeowners, because it’s lightweight, easy to maneuver and can be transported by one person. You’ll get optimum performance with minimal effort. The MS60805 is equipped with a HONDA GCV160 engine, reliable OEM axial pump, 25-ft kink & abrasion resistant hose, ergonomic spray gun and 4 stainless steel Quick-connect nozzles. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Simpson MS60805-S

In summary, the Simpson MS60805-S is a heavy duty pressure washer, which provides:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile 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 MS60805-S in use

The Simpson MS60805-S

The Simpson MS60805-S's axial cam pump, powered by a 160 cc (4.4 hp) engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3000 PSI (approximately 50 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM (CETA-certified values). The Simpson MS60805-S thus has a cleaning power of 7200 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GCV160 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.25 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D26 x W18 x H35 in, the Simpson MS60805-S offers great mobility. Its sturdy steel frame provides longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the MS60805-S convenience of transport.

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 56 lbs. Its 160 cc Honda GCV160 engine and steel frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels, the MS60805-S remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The Simpson MS60805-S in use

The Simpson MS60805-S

The Simpson MS60805-S comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a dedicated tank. The Simpson MS60805-S includes an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which will dilute the detergent using a 7:1 ratio. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀1/4" 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 steel wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 4 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 


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 MS60805-S

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Simpson MS60805-S 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: Included with the Simpson MS60805-S are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as pressure hose, surface cleaner, wand, oil and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Simpson MS60805-S is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. And so, this pressure washer is available for sale and purchase in any of the 50 states, including California.

Product Videos

The Simpson MS60805-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 MS60805-S compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With its 3000 PSI max pressure output, the Simpson MS60805-S is in the expected pressure range, for gas-powered units in the $300-400 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. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Predator 3200 has the highest GPM of 2.8.
  • With the MS60805-S's 7200 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to gas-powered units of similar price. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Predator 3200 and its 8960 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7000 and 7500 Cleaning Units, the Simpson MS60805-S 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
  • Honda engine
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Simpson MS60805-S doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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 MS60805-S 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 Simpson pressure washers, please contact the Simpson Customer Support: 1-877-362-4271.

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