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Simpson PS3228-S - Spec Breakdown

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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Price history for the Simpson PS3228-S
Latest updates:
  • $559.00 - November 12, 2021
  • $532.00 - October 10, 2021
  • $559.00 - September 16, 2021
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Since: September 16, 2021
  • Highest Price: $559.00 - September 16, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $532.00 - October 10, 2021

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI3300
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8250
Engine196 cc 5.5 HP Honda GX200 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAAA Triplex
SeriesPowerShot
Other model numbers60629
Features
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
Misc
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
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty10 years

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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

The Simpson PS3228-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
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • use of 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

With a 196 cc (5.5 hp) engine, its triplex pump delivers a pressure of 3300 PSI (roughly 55 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (CETA-certified values), resulting in the Simpson PS3228-S's cleaning power of 8250 Cleaning Units.

The Honda GX200 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

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. The robust welded steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

This model weighs 82 lbs. For this reason, it cannot be called lightweight and thus, carrying and transporting it might be somewhat challenging. Its 196 cc Honda GX200 engine, the triplex pump and welded steel frame add up to a large chunk of the device's weight. However, the unit is mobile thanks to its two 10" pneumatic wheels, which add to its movability and allow it to be manipulated smoothly on the job.

Main Features

The Simpson PS3228-S in use

The Simpson PS3228-S

The Simpson PS3228-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: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. The automatic soap dilution mechanism of the Simpson PS3228-S will dilute the detergent with a 7:1 ratio. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The included 25 ft ⌀5/16" high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to 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 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 trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation), a low oil protection and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: The Simpson PS3228-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, oil, soap hose, spray gun and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The Simpson PS3228-S is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including 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.

  • Reaching a 3300 PSI max pressure output, the Simpson PS3228-S has an expected pressure value, compared to the other gas-powered units in the $475 to $625 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 Simpson PS60995 with a PSI of 3600.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer, which can reach 2.5, can be considered in the average. 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 LFQ3370E, with a GPM of 3.
  • With the PS3228-S's 8250 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to gas-powered units of similar price. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Lifan LFQ3370E with its 9900 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

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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 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
  • Triplex pump
  • Honda engine
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • 10 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 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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