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Simpson PS60843 Spec Review

The Simpson PowerShot PS60843 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 4400 PSI and flow of 4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

Perfect for contractors who specialize in deck cleaning, wood restoration, paint preparation, graffiti removal, and all other professional cleaning services. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

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The Simpson PS60843, 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, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

The Simpson PS60843 in use

The Simpson PS60843

Its triplex pump, which utilizes a powerful 420 cc engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 4400 PSI (almost 73 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 4 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 17600 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Simpson engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

Gasoline is stored in a steel fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 1.7 gallon.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Simpson PS60843 grants mobility and stability to the unit. Its sturdy welded steel frame provides longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the PS60843 convenience of transport.

At 138 lbs, we can't really say that the unit is a lightweight, and manually lifting or transporting it could be a challenge. A key role in its final weight is played by its 420 cc Simpson engine, the triplex pump and welded steel frame. However, its two 13" pneumatic wheels play an important part in its maneuverability, as they allow for a smooth manipulation on the job.

Main Features

The Simpson PS60843 in use

The Simpson PS60843

Along with the Simpson PS60843 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: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. The Simpson PS60843 features an automatic soap dilution mechanism, that will dilute your detergent with a 7:1 ratio. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The 50 ft ⌀3/5" 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 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 PS60843

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Simpson PS60843 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 thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a low oil protection.
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Simpson PS60843 comes with wand, pressure hose, nozzle cleaner and spray gun.
  • Emissions: The Simpson PS60843 is NOT CARB-compliant. Therefore, it is not available in California for sale nor purchase.

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The Simpson PS60843's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Simpson PS60843 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 4400 PSI, the Simpson PS60843 is one of the gas-powered products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $700 to $800 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite, which reaches up to 4500 PSI.
  • The water flow of this washer, which reaches up to 4 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the highest values found in the above-mentioned price range.
  • The PS60843, which reaches up to 17600 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) is one of the more efficient, in comparison to its similarly priced counterparts. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Lifan LFQ4515E-Elite, which can reach up to 18000 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 17500 and 18000 Cleaning Units, the Simpson PS60843 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Triplex pump
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • 10 year (limited) warranty
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank
  • Not CARB-compliant

Do you own the Simpson PS60843 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI4400
GPM4
Cleaning Units17600
Engine420 cc Simpson OHV 4-stroke
PumpAAA Triplex
SeriesPowerShot
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution7:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose50 ft, ⌀3/5
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 29.5 x 24.3 x 26.5 in
Weight138 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀13", pneumatic
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsN/A
Warranty10 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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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 PS60843 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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    Michael bramble March 13, 2021 at 1:05 pm
    4.9
    Ease Of Use
    90
    Value
    100
    Quality
    100
    Performance
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    I bought this model and I gotta say it is a work horse,it is well worth the money,its ungodly the cleaning power for the price. It’s not a hot water pressure washer but the power makes up for it. I know there’s differences ,but it’s a dependable piece of equipment I give it on scale 1 to 10 a easy 9.5 the only reason not a 10 is because you dont want to make the mistake to not have the wand gripped when starting the pull start cord. I read where alot of buyers bought it and didnt pull the wand trigger when starting the motor.it will dislocate a shoulder almost but with the wand trigger pulled I can easily start the machine with one hand and o e hand holding the wand compressed. I give it a 10. My buddy do to not pulling the trigger gave it a 3 until he seen what it can do now he gives it a 9 so that equals 9.5. Also great at Lower pressure cleaning to.

    + PROS: It's a work horse well worth the money strong well made dependable, dont be stupid Honda is way more expensive,but has nothing on this Simpson, I use it everyday no problems can NBC t say the same for honda
    - CONS: Make sure to compress the wand handle when starting,keep from hurting yourself,but if you compress trigger on wand it's easy enough
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