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Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX - Spec Breakdown

The Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2800 PSI and flow of 1.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX
Latest updates:
  • $219.16 - January 21, 2022
  • $237.50 - January 4, 2022
  • $250.00 - November 30, 2021
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Since: November 30, 2021
  • Highest Price: $250.00 - November 30, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $219.16 - January 21, 2022

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)2800/2200
GPM (max/rated)1.3/1.1
Cleaning Units3640
Motor14.5 amp, induction
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank2x 0.24 gal, removable
Soap dilutionWheel
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 13.5 x 15.6 x 33.9 in
Weight37.5 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀8", solid
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

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Description

Whether you’re a pressure washer pro, or just a homeowner who appreciates the value of pro-grade gear, SPX3000-MAX will perform for you. The powerful 14.5-amp induction motor is designed to last longer, run quieter, and work cooler than traditional universal motors, blasting up to 2800 PSI of pressure and up to 1.3 GPM to quickly wash away dirt and debris. (source: Sun Joe (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX

In a nutshell, the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX is a medium to heavy duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

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

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX in use

The Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX

Its axial (wobble plate) pump, which utilizes a 14.5 amp induction motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 2800 PSI (almost 47 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.3 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 3640 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX3000-MAX gets easily started by a simple ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D13.5 x W15.6 x H33.9 in, the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX3000-MAX convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 37.5 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 8" solid wheels.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX in use

The Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX

Along with the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX 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: Two different detergent solutions can be used to match your needs, thanks to a dual soap tank system. Each tank has a capacity of 0.24 gal. The washer has a dial that allows the user to manually select the detergent dilution ratio. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 5 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


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 Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX

Some of the included accessories

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX 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 wand, pressure hose, power cord, spray gun and nozzle cleaner.

Product Videos

The Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With 2800 PSI, the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX ranks as one that can reach an above average pressure, amongst the electric products that cost between $195 and $255. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX4600 with 3000 PSI.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.3 GPM (gallons per minute), has one of the lower GPM values. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Realm BY02-BIMK, which can reach up to 1.75 GPM.
  • Boasting with 3640 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the SPX3000-MAX is one of the more efficient devices in its respective price range. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Realm BY02-BIMK and its 4550 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 3500 and 4000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX 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
  • Induction motor
  • Portable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Two distinct soap tanks
  • Detergent dilution mechanism
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low GPM for the price

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About Sun Joe

Sun Joe is the brand that the parent Snow Joe Company uses to market its line of summertime outdoor power equipment. Founded in 1994 in Edison, NJ, Snow Joe + Sun Joe has consistently supplied do-it-yourselfers with quality corded electric and battery-powered tools for home and gardening needs. The company strives to be ecologically friendly and prides itself on innovation and low-cost solutions. Their range of products includes snow throwers, lawn mowers, pressure washers, and trimmers. The design team is located in Carlstadt, NJ, while the manufacturing facilities are located in China, India, Taiwan, Japan, as well as in the USA.

Warranty Information

The Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Sun Joe pressure washers, please consult Sun Joe's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-SNOWJOE (866-766-9563).

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