Simpson MS61049 - 3300 PSI 2.4 GPM Gas Pressure Washer With Honda Engine

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

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3300
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7920
Engine187cc Honda GC190 OHV 4-stroke
PumpOEM Technologies™ Axial Cam
SeriesMegaShot
Other model numbers61062
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
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))

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The Simpson MS61049, a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces, reaching high areas, and removing stubborn stains
  • comprehensive cleaning of hard surfaces, vehicle washing, and readying surfaces for painting
  • gentle cleaning of delicate surfaces, and low pressure cleaning of larger areas
  • using cleaning solutions, and rinsing surfaces to remove residue

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

Utilizing a 187cc engine, this machine's axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 3300 PSI (around 55 times stronger than a standard garden hose) and a flow rate of up to 2.4 GPM (CETA-certified values). Thus, the Simpson MS61049 achieves a cleaning power of 7920 Cleaning Units.

The Honda GC190 engine of this gas pressure washer is activated by pulling a starter cord, following a traditional approach.

The pressure washer's tank has a maximum capacity of 0.48 gallon for storing gasoline..

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design, the Simpson MS61049 provides excellent maneuverability. The robust welded steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly, providing stability and protection for internal components, even under demanding working conditions. The handle adds to the MS61049 convenience of transport.

At 71 lbs, we can't really say that the unit is lightweight, and manually lifting or transporting it could be a significant challenge for users, especially if they need to move it frequently or navigate over uneven terrain. A key role in its final weight is played by its 187cc Honda GC190 engine and welded steel frame. Nonetheless, the addition of two 10" pneumatic wheels simplifies maneuvering the MS61049, even across rough ground.

Main Features

The Simpson MS61049 in use

The Simpson MS61049

The Simpson MS61049's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Even without a built-in soap tank, the device relies on a siphon hose to provide detergent. The detergent is automatically mixed with the water flow by the pressure washer when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: Utilizing a set of easy-to-use straps, the unit offers a convenient solution for storing the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose when it's not in use, keeping it neatly organized.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: Refer to the table below for details on the 5 included nozzles and their recommended surface applications.


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, wand, pressure hose, spray gun and soap hose.

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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.

  • The Simpson MS61049, reaching a PSI of up to 3300, is one of the more powerful gas-powered units in $300-400 price range. For those prioritizing maximum water stream power, consider the Westinghouse WPX3400, boasting 3400 PSI, as a standout performer in this price range.
  • With a water flow of 2.4 GPM, this washer stands as average in terms of water volume for the price range mentioned above. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, with 3 GPM.
  • In comparison to other gas-powered units of similar price, the 7920 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) of the MS61049 are average. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Lifan LFQ3370 and its 9900 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced 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
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • Honda engine
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • High PSI for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • 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, but their gas-powered pressure washers are made in the USA. 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.

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  1. 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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    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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