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    Looking for a quality/industrial type high pressure washer - 200bar/3000psi with high duty cycle. Preferably portable. Not sure they make them that strong in Single Phase. Perhaps a portable petrol engine.

    Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiceman View Post
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    There's no other manufacturer that comes close to the popularity or accessories than Karcher.
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    For your high duty preference, I would give this company a call. Locally manufactured with spares and service available. I first saw their line up at Nampo and I was really impressed.

    https://www.mapa.co.za/product-categ...sure-machines/
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    This from a leading supplier to the construction industry :

    http://iandickie.co.za/product-categ...sure-cleaners/
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    We have Karcher with high duty cycle. It has a habit of over heating/melting the wall plug. I am not sure what pressure it has. If you really need high duty cycle and it is used daily I recommend something else than single phase.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boesman88 View Post
    Looking for a quality/industrial type high pressure washer - 200bar/3000psi with high duty cycle. Preferably portable. Not sure they make them that strong in Single Phase. Perhaps a portable petrol engine.

    Any recommendations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    This from a leading supplier to the construction industry :

    http://iandickie.co.za/product-categ...sure-cleaners/
    Eek those are probably R20k for the smallest one

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    Will never buy a Karcher again , service sucks , eventually contacted head office in Germany , fat toffee from them , yes they do have many accessories. I eventually went for a Husqvarna and very happy with it , much better build quality but not many accessories but they have what I needed.

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    We have a Karcher HD5/15C. Working/max pressure 150/200bar. 2.8kW.

    https://www.kaercher.com/za/professi...specifications
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    For my budget I can get a 130-150 bar industrial machine OR I can look at one of the high end consumer machines. After some enquiries, the 200bar machines are simply out of reach (R25k+) and I will have to settle for something second best. I know Karcher makes decent products - I have had a 3.98 120 bar Karcher for 13 years now without a problem, but it is not strong enough for my needs. (masonary cleaning, driveways, paint preperation, roof cleaning etc). I'm thinking the K7 might be decent. Anyone have one one of these?

    I am also a huge Stihl fan and have a lot of their products. Very well designed and engineered. Does anyone have experience with the Stihl RE 163 3.3kw/160 bar HP washer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    We have a Karcher HD5/15C. Working/max pressure 150/200bar. 2.8kW.

    https://www.kaercher.com/za/professi...specifications

    This looks like a fantastic machine! What is your experience with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boesman88 View Post
    This looks like a fantastic machine! What is your experience with it?
    At home I have the K5 and this one at the office. There is a noticeable difference in performance. It just works. Cleaning paving is a breeze.
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    Visit my website www.flowbins.co.za and look under pressure washers - there is a variety.

    Then call me on 082-927-3448
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    The one we have is K7.20. I bought it 2005. Was R4300.00 excl. It needs the extra pressure pipe, rotary head if not included and heavy extension cord. I lost one extra pressure pipe. Few years back about R1000.00 if I remember right. I think it was by one roof cleaner. Rubbed it against the roof over hang. I learned. For the last roof cleaning we lifted the unit on the flat part of the roof. 2 days for 300 m^2 house. Cleans paving but the problem is that it blows out the stuff between the bricks.

    https://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk/prod...ct.asp?id=4850
    I think latest model has a bit higher pressure. These have 3 kW motors. Needs 16A and good quality plugs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boesman88 View Post
    For my budget I can get a 130-150 bar industrial machine OR I can look at one of the high end consumer machines. After some enquiries, the 200bar machines are simply out of reach (R25k+) and I will have to settle for something second best. I know Karcher makes decent products - I have had a 3.98 120 bar Karcher for 13 years now without a problem, but it is not strong enough for my needs. (masonary cleaning, driveways, paint preperation, roof cleaning etc). I'm thinking the K7 might be decent. Anyone have one one of these?

    I am also a huge Stihl fan and have a lot of their products. Very well designed and engineered. Does anyone have experience with the Stihl RE 163 3.3kw/160 bar HP washer?
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    to close the loop on this one... after much investigation I opted to go for a 230/280bar Karcher Petrol washer. Seems to be a pretty decent built quality and certainly packs a punch - so much so I will need to add a different nozzle to bring the blast pressure down to a level where I can also use the machine for washing cars without the fear of damaging the paint or body work , not that this will be the primary use of course.

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    Just for interest, what will you be using such a beast for?

    I bought a teeny tiny karcher the other day for washing the cars, and even with that, I did some paving cleaning and it lifted some of the grout/cement from in between some of the pavers! So id be amazed at the power of these big machines.
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    What did that thing cost ?

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