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Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX - 2800 PSI 1.3 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

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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Features and Specifications

FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)2800/2200
GPM (max/rated)1.3/1.1
Cleaning Units2420
Motor14.5 amp, induction
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
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
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, garden hose adapter, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years
UPC842470109278

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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

The Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX, a medium to heavy duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • focused spot cleaning on hard, unpainted surfaces, accessing high spots, and efficiently eliminating stubborn stains
  • comprehensive cleaning of hard surfaces, vehicle washing, and readying surfaces for painting
  • mild cleaning for delicate surfaces, and low-pressure cleaning for broader areas
  • using cleaning solutions, and rinsing surfaces to remove residue

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

With a 14.5-amp induction motor powering it, the axial (wobble plate) pump of this unit are capable of achieving a pressure of 2800 PSI (approximately 47 times greater than that of a standard garden hose) and a flow rate of up to 1.3 GPM. While these PSI and GPM values represent the maximum capabilities of the washer under specific conditions, it's important to note that under typical usage, the working pressure is 2200 PSI and the flow rate is 1.1 GPM. Corresponding to these values is a cleaning power of 2420 Cleaning Units.

The SPX3000-MAX, an electric washer, gets going swiftly with a simple ON/OFF switch, making startup hassle-free. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

Featuring a portable design and approximate dimensions of D13.5 x W15.6 x H33.9 in, the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX underscores its dedication to mobility. The handle adds to the SPX3000-MAX convenience of transport.

This unit, weighing 37.5 lbs, strikes a comfortable balance between portability and stability, ensuring easy maneuvering for users of various strengths. While its motor adds considerable weight, Sun Joe's decision to employ a plastic frame helps keep the unit's overall weight in check. However, with its two 8" solid wheels, the SPX3000-MAX remains highly maneuverable.

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: The unit's dual soap tank system allows the use of two different detergent solutions, according to your cleaning requirements. 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. Connection of a soap nozzle triggers the pressure washer to automatically incorporate the detergent into the water stream.
  • Pressure hose: With a set of convenient hooks, the unit offers a practical solution for maintaining workspace order, allowing the included 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose to be neatly stored when idle.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 5 included nozzles and the surfaces they're the most appropriate 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

Important note: The shapes of the depicted nozzles serve for illustration purposes only and may vary. Symbols used include a red cross for 'Not recommended,' a green check for 'Suitable,' and an orange check for 'Use with caution.'

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX

Some of the included accessories

  • Total Stop System (TSS): Equipped with an automatic shutdown feature, this pressure washer ceases operation when the trigger is disengaged, ensuring the pump's long-term performance.
  • 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: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX also comes with wand, garden hose adapter, nozzle cleaner, spray gun, pressure hose and power cord.

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.

  • Equipped to deliver up to 2800 PSI, the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX is recognized as one of the electric models delivering higher-than-average water pressure, priced between $195 and $255. For those prioritizing maximum water stream power, consider the Sun Joe SPX4600, boasting 3000 PSI, as a standout performer in this price range.
  • 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. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Westinghouse WPX2700e has the highest GPM of 1.76.
  • Boasting 2420 Cleaning Units in total, the SPX3000-MAX positions itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for devices of similar pricing and fuel type. When considering the importance of superior cleaning power, the Pulsar PWE2019 stands out with its 3200 Cleaning Units, boasting one of the highest cleaning efficiencies among similarly priced units.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent 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: 1-866-225-9723.

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