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Simpson PS3228-S - 3300 PSI 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer With Honda Engine

The Simpson PowerShot PS3228-S is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3300 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $559.99 - April 7, 2024
  • $599.99 - January 28, 2024
  • $633.76 - January 14, 2024
  • $635.03 - November 19, 2023
  • $618.49 - November 12, 2023
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Since: November 12, 2023
  • Highest Price: $635.03 - November 19, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $559.99 - April 7, 2024

Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI3300
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8250
Engine196cc 5.5 HP Honda GX200 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAAA Triplex
SeriesPowerShot
Other model numbers60629
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀5/16
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 34 x 21 x 24 in
Weight82 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", pneumatic
Included accessoriesOil, steel wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsEPA
Warranty10 years
UPC879399001185

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Description

Engineered to meet the demands of the cleaning professional, the SIMPSON PowerShot 3300 PSI @ 2.5 GPM is built to perform. With a powerful commercial engine, reliable triplex pump and welded steel frame construction, this gas pressure washer is great for construction, equipment upkeep, facility & fleet maintenance cleaning. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Simpson PS3228-S

In a nutshell, the Simpson PS3228-S is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Simpson PS3228-S in use

The Simpson PS3228-S

The Simpson PS3228-S's triplex pump, powered by a 196cc (5.5 hp) engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3300 PSI (approximately 55 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (CETA-certified values). The Simpson PS3228-S thus has a cleaning power of 8250 Cleaning Units.

The Honda GX200 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

The fuel is stored in a steel tank, which can hold up to 0.8 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Simpson PS3228-S grants mobility and stability to the unit. Its sturdy welded steel frame provides longevity to the assembly. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

With a weight of 82 lbs, the model is not lightweight. Therefore, it may be challenging to manually carry it around and transport it. Its 196cc Honda GX200 engine, the triplex pump and welded steel frame are mainly responsible for its heavy weight. However, the device’s two 10" pneumatic wheels play a key role in its maneuverability, as they allow it to be manipulated smoothly.

Main Features

The Simpson PS3228-S in use

The Simpson PS3228-S

The Simpson PS3228-S comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. The Simpson PS3228-S features an automatic soap dilution mechanism, that will dilute your detergent with a 7:1 ratio. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀5/16" high-pressure hose is facilitated by 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 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.


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 PS3228-S

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Simpson PS3228-S 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 low oil protection, 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 PS3228-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 oil, pressure hose, spray gun, soap hose and wand.
  • Emissions: The Simpson PS3228-S is NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

Product Videos

The Simpson PS3228-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 PS3228-S compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Simpson PS3228-S, which can achieve a PSI of up to 3300, falls behind the other gas-powered pressure washers in the $500 to $600 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Simpson ALH3425-S that can reach up to 3600 PSI.
  • In its respective price range, the water flow of this washer, 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), ranks as average. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Westinghouse WPX3600 has the highest GPM of 2.7.
  • Amongst similarly priced gas-powered devices, the 8250 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM) of the PS3228-S rank as low. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Westinghouse WPX3600 and its 9720 Cleaning Units.

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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8000 and 8500 Cleaning Units, the Simpson PS3228-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
  • 10 year (limited) warranty
  • Triplex pump
  • Honda engine
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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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 PS3228-S is covered under a warranty for up to 10 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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