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Simpson MSH3125-S - Spec Breakdown

The Simpson MegaShot MSH3125-S is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold
PSI3200
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8000
Engine187 cc 6 HP Honda GC190 4-stroke OHC
PumpAxial Cam
SeriesMegaShot
Other model numbers60551
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 34 x 21 x 24 in
Weight55 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", pneumatic
Included accessoriesOil, steel wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
Warranty5 years
UPC879399000959

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Description

With the SIMPSON MegaShot 3200 PSI @ 2.5 GPM pressure washer, you receive an optimum performance for minimum effort. Clean siding, driveways, cars, prep for painting and more quickly and easily. This is a perfect option for homeowners, because it’s lightweight, easy to maneuver and can be transported by one person. The MSH3125 is powered by a Honda engine and comes with a 25’ hose, ergonomic spray gun and 5 Quick-Connect nozzles. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Simpson MSH3125-S

The Simpson MSH3125-S is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

The Simpson MSH3125-S in use

The Simpson MSH3125-S

Using a 187 cc (6 hp) engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 3200 PSI (roughly 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (CETA-certified values). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 8000 Cleaning Units.

The Honda GC190 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.48 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Simpson MSH3125-S grants mobility and stability to the unit. The strong welded steel frame assures assembly longevity. The handle adds to the MSH3125-S convenience of transport.

Weighing 55 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. A major component of its weight are its 187 cc Honda GC190 engine and welded steel frame. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 10" pneumatic wheels, the MSH3125-S remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The Simpson MSH3125-S in use

The Simpson MSH3125-S

The Simpson MSH3125-S'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: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. The automatic soap dilution mechanism of the Simpson MSH3125-S will dilute the detergent with a 7:1 ratio. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • 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: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its steel 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 MSH3125-S

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Simpson MSH3125-S's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • 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: The Simpson MSH3125-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 wand, spray gun, oil, pressure hose and soap hose.
  • Emissions: The Simpson MSH3125-S is NOT CARB-compliant. Therefore, it is not available in California for sale nor purchase.

Product Videos

The Simpson MSH3125-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 MSH3125-S compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Simpson MSH3125-S, with a max water pressure of 3200 PSI, has one of the higher PSI values of the gas-powered products in the $400-500 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Simpson MS60921-S with 3300 PSI.
  • This washer reaches 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Lifan LFQ3370 has the highest GPM of 3.
  • In comparison to other gas-powered units of similar price, the 8000 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) of the MSH3125-S are average. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 9900 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8000 and 8500 Cleaning Units, the Simpson MSH3125-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
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • 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 MSH3125-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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