Honda engines are the key. A good residential pressure washer that has a Honda engine becomes a semi-pro pressure washer that you can use to make money for years. Congrats man, what a great ROI on that Ryobi!Funny story. Several years ago a credit union we do janitorial for tried to get it's building pressure washed. Small Town, smaller county. No one advertised for this service. The manager couldn't find anyone so she asked me if I could do it for $1400. I said yes I can do it for a little less than that. I went to home Depot, bought the most expensive PW they had. A Ryobi with a Honda engine. It was $400-500 bucks. I washed the building in like 8 hrs. For 5 yrs now I do that job twice a year. So my $400 PW has made me like 10k+. Just on that job. Let alone a few other jobs I've used it for. Just make sure to get one with the highest GPM you can afford or justify. 3gpm is nice for residential use.
I keep thinking about getting a better PW but this one just won't die. No reason to change it if it's still making me money.
Just keep good gas in it with stabil or run all the gas out of it. Even the cheap Chinese engines can run forever these days, but with bad gas and gummed up carbs, nothing will run.
Beat me to it. I have the same Ryobi. Got in on clearance for around 300 I believe. They have honda engines in them. If you change the oil every so often it will last you a lifetime. I have at least 200 hours on mine and its still like new.Ive been beating the hell out of this little guy. 2800 ryobi. And its taking it. Running it all day no breaks. Friends borrow it and use it. Starts and runs like a champ. 4000 psi and a bit more gpm would be nice. But so far its fine around a house or small jobs.View attachment 79422
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