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Simpson PS61201 - 3500 PSI 2.5 GPM 196cc Gas Pressure Washer

The Simpson PS61201 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3500 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $404.14 - January 12, 2024
  • $421.60 - January 10, 2024
  • $404.14 - January 4, 2024
  • $502.52 - December 23, 2023
  • $517.14 - December 7, 2023
  • $509.38 - November 10, 2023
  • $523.77 - November 9, 2023
  • $508.76 - October 31, 2023
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Since: October 25, 2023
  • Highest Price: $523.77 - October 25, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $404.14 - January 4, 2024

Features and Specifications

FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold
PSI3500
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8750
Engine196cc 6.5 HP KOHLER SH270 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAAA AX300 Axial Cam
SeriesPowerShot
Other model numbers61201
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
Weight74 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", pneumatic
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty10 years
UPC879399007842

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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. Equipped with a premium KOHLER® engine built with high-quality components, designed for optimum performance, and renowned for being easy to start. (source: Simpson (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Simpson PS61201

The Simpson PS61201 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

Powered by a 196cc (6.5 hp) engine, its axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 3500 PSI (around 58 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (CETA-certified values). Combined, these values mean that the Simpson PS61201 has a cleaning power of 8750 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s KOHLER SH270 engine.

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.88 gallon.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Simpson PS61201 grants mobility and stability to the unit. The robust welded steel frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The handle adds to the PS61201 convenience of transport.

Weighing 74 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. Its 196cc KOHLER SH270 engine and welded steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 10" pneumatic wheels, the PS61201 remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The Simpson PS61201'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 detergent is diluted with a 7:1 ratio by the Simpson PS61201's automatic soap dilution mechanism. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft ⌀5/16" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 5 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable 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 PS61201

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Simpson PS61201'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), a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a low oil protection.
  • Accessories: The Simpson PS61201 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 oil, wand, pressure hose, spray gun and soap hose.
  • Emissions: The Simpson PS61201 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. And so, this pressure washer is available for sale and purchase in any of the 50 states, including California.

The Simpson PS61201's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Simpson PS61201 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Simpson PS61201, which can reach up to 3500 PSI, has one of the highest pressure outputs of the gas-powered units that cost between $400 and $500.
  • This washer reaches 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. 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 a rather impressive value of 8750 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), the PS61201 has a higher cleaning efficiency compared to similarly priced devices. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Lifan LFQ3370E and its 9900 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8500 and 9000 Cleaning Units, the Simpson PS61201 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
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM 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 PS61201 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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