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Vital Statistics When Shopping For A Diesel-Driven Hot Water Pressure Washer

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A diesel-driven hot water pressure washer is a complicated piece of equipment, with many components required to provide water at the high pressures and temperatures your require. As such, it can be difficult when shopping around to know what to look for in terms of washer features and capacity. Luckily, the process is not as complex as it may appear at first -- pay the greatest amount of attention to the following statistics and you shouldn't go far wrong when choosing a washer suitable for your needs.

Burner power

The burner is one of the integral parts of any hot water pressure washer; on a diesel-driven washer, they consist of a  chamber in which diesel is burnt to provide fast and reliable water heating.

You may be tempted to choose the washer with the most powerful burner you can afford, but when it comes to burners bigger is not always better. A larger burner will provide hotter water, and will generally have faster water heating rates -- however, a large burner will also use fuel more quickly, which can be a hassle when using your washer on isolated job sites where diesel refills aren't always ready to hand. Choose the burner that provides the best balance between power and fuel efficiency for your needs.

Fuel tank capacity

The capacity of a hot water washer's fuel tank usually correlates to the power of the burner it serves, and if you choose a washer with a powerful burner its fuel tank should be equally capacious. Large tanks can also be useful when attached to less powerful washer burners, providing moderate heating for extended periods without the need for refuelling. However, size is also not everything when it comes to washer fuel tanks, as choosing an overly large tank can dramatically affect the final vital statistic:


The vast majority of hot water washers come fitted with wheels or a built-in carrying cart, so weight is not a vital issue to worry about if your washer will only ever be used at ground level. However, if you or your workers need to carry the washer upstairs (for instance, in a multi-storey building site or vehicle depot) weight suddenly becomes a much more pressing issue. If you know your new washer will need to be transported extensively, consider limiting the size of your washer to one of the more compact, portable models. If you require higher cleaning capacity than these washers can provide, and have the suitable staff to help, consider investing in multiple units rather than one higher capacity washer.

For more information, contact companies like Jetwave Industrial Equipment.