Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by katnnik Another high quality Ridgid product I'm extremely pleased with !!!
This is my first gas powered pressure washer purchase, so before I pulled the trigger, I researched practically every brand using reviews and everyone I knew with a gas powered pressure washer and narrowed it down to either the Northstar models in this price range or the Ridgid models. I ultimately decided on the Ridgid because of the numerous other Ridgid tools I own and Ive been pleased with the durability and craftsmanship of them all. This pressure washer is no exception. From first look you can tell it is very well put together, the wand is very durable and fits comfortable in your hand. The tips are very easy to exchange using quick connects and can be exchanged at anytime without powering the unit down. This particular model comes with 5 tips (including the turbo) and fits every need I would need it for, from cleaning my deck, siding, driveway or vehicles.Be very careful on your tip selection, this is a powerful unit and the wrong tip will take the paint right off your car or skin off your foot, definitely not a kids play toy. Its not as noisy as other models and the idle down technology works very well too. The 1 gallon tank will get you about 2-2 1/2 hours of use. The unit started within 2-3 pulls each time I used it, but you need to release the water pressure by pulling the trigger on the wand between each pull til it starts, that was kind of a pain.I ordered this unit online and had it shipped to my house. 5 days later it was waiting for on the front porch (did not have to be home ). Sorry for the lengthy review but I included everything I wanted to know when I was looking. Good luck on your purchase.
July 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ranger1 Good machine
Was easy to assemble and use. Works well. Wish it had a detergent tank but everything else has met or exceeded my expectations
May 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Pressure Washer
I have one not so good thing to report and I want to let you know of two stupid things I did. I've used the machine for about two hours thus far. So far, so good. The one bad thing is- the cardboard box containing the washer was noticeably stained with oil when it arrived. It seems pump oil leaked out. The oil level was low so I bought some oil. Two stupid things on my part- I had the engine switch on "Off" and I wondered why the engine wouldn't start. Duh! Stupid #2- I put a small amount of gas in the machine to try it out the first time. The engine sucked all the gas and then died. It took me several minutes of rope pulling and head scratching before I decided that maybe the machine was out of gas. Duh #2! So far, so good.
July 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wackman Day 1, So far, excellent !
I bought this unit today at Home Depot (display model, great deal). It was mostly put together, but I went over eveything to make sure that it was done correctly. It was. For once, I followed the directions, step by step. They are quite clear and easy to follow. It started up on two pulls and ran very well in the Home Depot parking lot (yes, I had water connected)
I took it home, hooked it up and following directions, ran it for about 5 hours cleaning the driveway and house siding. It worked great. So, day 1 and I haven't a single complaint. It works great.
April 14, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Casey Great product, customer service needs work.
This is the third pressure washer I have owned and it is by far the best. Easy to start and operate. The idle down feature is very responsive. Good run time on a tank of gas. Unfortunately there was a minor part missing and some cosmetic scratches from shipping. So the pressure washer gets 5 stars, but because of the customer service and packaging I give it a 3.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigSkyMT 3000 PSI 2.6 GPM Cat Pump Pressure Washer
Previously owned a car wash so my pressure washer selection was based on the Cat Pump which was the pump I used in every wash bay. They are the best pumps that will last forever if you take care of it. I'm used to a commercial level PW, this works well for household use. It is very noisy, fortunately I have no neighbors! Easy to use, easy to start even for a girlie girl as I am.
June 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gbarn great machine reliable long lasting cat pump
bought new in 2011 replaced karcher washer(junk) easy starting , quiet running , better pressure than karcher of same psi. Added turbo nozzle(great for concrete), down stream injection, 100 ft. of good hose, and hose reel. Outstanding machine for home owner or small business. would definetly buy again
April 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Excellent! Quality!
wasn't too difficult to assemble, easy to tell the parts are quality made, CAT Pump is the best!
June 26, 2012