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benkt

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Cambridgeshire
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Pressure washer advice?
« on: May 05, 2016, 01:16:50 pm »
We've just bought our first proper livestock trailer and so I'm thinking of getting a pressure washer to speed up the cleaning. Not had one before so any advice or things to look for or avoid would be much appreciated.


Thanks,


Ben
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harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Pressure washer advice?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2016, 01:23:07 pm »
We have bought one from Amazon. They have some very good deals. Obviously if you buy a really super duper one it will be a lot more but we have had a small karcher one and recently a vax one (the people who make hoovers). They do a reasonable job for the price and obviously if you keep your trailer washed each time you use it then it isn't a big job. Plus you'll find lots of other jobs for it.

Jullienne

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Pressure washer advice?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 01:40:56 pm »
i  ought a karcher pressure washer, just plug it into the tap, has to fit right, and hey ho. The best one I have used so far! highly recommended :thumbsup:
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Dan

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Re: Pressure washer advice?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 01:47:07 pm »
Karcher all the way. They've just renewed their pressure washer models, so there are some good deals on the old models. The K4 is a good price at the moment:

https://www.priceplus.co.uk/pressure-washers/

benkt

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Cambridgeshire
    • Hempsals Community Farm
Re: Pressure washer advice?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 07:42:59 am »
Thanks all, I'll look round the Karcher models then ;)

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Pressure washer advice?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 01:47:05 pm »
I recently got a Karcher pressure washer from Tesco direct, using my club card vouchers. It is quite small but really good at getting caked on mud out of wheel arches, so should be ok for the stock trailer.

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Pressure washer advice?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 09:17:28 pm »
Depends on your budget, but I bought a Clarke petrol last year.  It's stunning and has been used to clear the slime from next door's tarmac as well as power washing the rubber mats on which I deep litter the horses over winter.  Makes a good job on the house windows, the car and the trailer...  It's a Honda engine, starts first time and runs like a dream.  Highly recommended!
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lars64

  • Joined Mar 2013
Re: Pressure washer advice?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2016, 10:26:30 pm »
I've had Karcher and Nilfisk and they work OKish while they last. The trouble is, they don't last for longer than a couple of years as they are cheaply made from cheap components. A couple of years ago I bit the bullet and bought a proper Kranzle pressure washer. The difference is like chalk and cheese, Kranzle spend their money on engineering, not stupid TV adverts. It just works brilliantly. The only problem is the price. 

 

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