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Simpson MS60809-S - Spec Breakdown

The Simpson MegaShot MS60809-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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Price history for the Simpson MS60809-S
Latest updates:
  • $358.00 - January 21, 2022
  • $365.31 - January 20, 2022
  • $358.00 - January 10, 2022
  • $365.31 - January 10, 2022
  • $358.00 - January 8, 2022
  • $365.31 - January 6, 2022
  • $358.00 - December 5, 2021
  • $433.60 - December 4, 2021
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Since: September 17, 2021
  • Highest Price: $433.60 - September 24, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $346.66 - September 26, 2021

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
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 26 x 18 x 35 in
Weight56 lbs
Pressure controlDial-N-Wash®
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, steel wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 4 nozzles, Dial-N-Wash® pressure regulator
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty5 years

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Description

The SIMPSON MegaShot 3000 PSI @ 2.4 GPM pressure washer delivers optimal performance with ease. Its small size makes it perfect for homeowners. The Honda engine makes cleaning fences and patios, driveways, siding, cars, and more a snap, allowing you finish your outdoor chores quicker. The MS60809 comes with a 25’ hose, Dial-N-Wash adjustable spray gun, and 4 Quick-Connect nozzles. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Simpson MS60809-S

In a nutshell, the Simpson MS60809-S is a heavy duty pressure washer that allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless 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

The Simpson MS60809-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 MS60809-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.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.25 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D26 x W18 x H35 in, the Simpson MS60809-S provides great mobility. The strong steel frame assures assembly longevity. The handle adds to the MS60809-S convenience of transport.

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 56 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 160 cc Honda GCV160 engine and its steel frame. The MS60809-S can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The Simpson MS60809-S'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: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. The Simpson MS60809-S features an automatic soap dilution mechanism, that will dilute your detergent with a 7:1 ratio. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its steel wand.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 4 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate 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 MS60809-S

Some of the included accessories

  • Dial-N-Wash®: Simpson’s Dial-N-Wash® is an adjustable pressure regulator that allows you to choose a desired pressure for your specific cleaning application. High, medium and low pressure settings can be switched between easily by a simple twist. Its design assures its compatibility with most pressure washer standard spray wands and standard guns with threaded fittings.
  • Onboard storage: The Simpson MS60809-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 thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: The Simpson MS60809-S comes with an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get pressure hose, oil, soap hose, spray gun, wand and pressure regulator.
  • Emissions: The Simpson MS60809-S is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, the sale and purchase of this pressure washer is permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

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The Simpson MS60809-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 MS60809-S compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Simpson MS60809-S, with a maximum pressure output of 3000 PSI, has an average pressure output, when considering gas-powered units in $300 to $400 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 WPX3400 with 3400 PSI.
  • As this washer can produce a flow of water of 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute), it is average in terms of water volume for the above-mentioned price range. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Predator 3100, that can deliver up to 2.8 GPM.
  • The 7200 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), of the MS60809-S result in an average cleaning efficiency, compared to similarly priced gas-powered units. 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 MS60809-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:
  • No soap tank

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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 MS60809-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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