Simpson MS61049 - Spec Breakdown

The Simpson MegaShot MS61049 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3300 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3300
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7920
Engine187 cc Honda GC190 OHV 4-stroke
PumpOEM Technologies™ Axial Cam
SeriesMegaShot
Other model numbers61062
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 24 x 21 x 34 in
Weight71 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", pneumatic
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsN/A
Warranty5 years

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Description

The SIMPSON MegaShot Series is perfect for the “Do-it-Yourselfer” looking for maximum performance with minimal investment. Simple to use and great for cleaning decks, patios, outdoor furniture, house siding and prepping home exteriors for painting. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Simpson MS61049

The Simpson MS61049 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, 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
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Simpson MS61049 in use

The Simpson MS61049

Powered by a 187 cc engine, its axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 3300 PSI (around 55 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 MS61049 has a cleaning power of 7920 Cleaning Units.

The Honda GC190 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.48 gallon.

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of L24 x W21 x H34 in, the Simpson MS61049 offers great mobility. The robust welded steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The handle adds to the MS61049 convenience of transport.

Weighing 71 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 187 cc Honda GC190 engine and its welded steel frame. But, as the MS61049 does have a set of two 10" pneumatic wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Simpson MS61049 in use

The Simpson MS61049

Along with the Simpson MS61049 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically 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 easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 5 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 


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 MS61049

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Simpson MS61049 features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • 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: Included with the Simpson MS61049 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 oil, soap hose, pressure hose, wand and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Simpson MS61049 is NOT CARB-compliant and so you cannot buy it nor sell it in California.

Product Videos

The Simpson MS61049's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Simpson MS61049 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some retailers sell this unit around $350.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 3300 PSI, the Simpson MS61049 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.
  • 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 maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, with a GPM of 3.
  • In comparison to other gas-powered units of similar price, the 7920 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) of the MS61049 are average. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Lifan LFQ3370 and its 9900 Cleaning Units.

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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 MS61049 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
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High PSI for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank
  • Not CARB-compliant

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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 MS61049 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.

Simpson MS61049
6.8 Total Score
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    randall bennington May 1, 2020 at 10:35 am
    4.9
    Ease Of Use
    100
    Value
    90
    Quality
    100
    Performance
    100

    I have this product and love it. However I didn’t think about a soap dispenser! my bad!

    + PROS: Good product, my 2nd simpson pressure washer. Sold other one, had it for 10 years
    - CONS: Needs soap dispenser!
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  2. 1.9
    Ease Of Use
    50
    Value
    20
    Quality
    20
    Performance
    60

    Took new Simpson pressure washer out of box and assembled. Added the oil packed in the box. Ready to clean my driveway. After about 3 hours of use I noticed both oil as well as a milky white substance on the driveway. Not sure where it was coming from. Also, the engine was difficult to restart once it was turned off to add gas. Had to pull the cord at least 30 times to restart. Tires left black marks on my driveway. Taking the washer back to the store for a refund.

    + PROS: Performance was OK.
    - CONS: See my review.
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