Generac re-enters pressure washer market, unveils new and redesigned generators

 

 Generac residential pressure washer

 


 Generac commercial pressure washer

 

 Generac CorePower SystemGenerac Power Systems, Inc. announced that it has re-entered the pressure washer market with the introduction of a new line of pressure washers at GIE+EXPO 2010. The line consists of three residential-grade models (2,500 psi at 2.3 gpm, 2,700 psi at 2.3 gpm and 3,000 psi at 2.7 gpm) and three commercial-grade models (3,000 psi at 2.8 gpm, 3,300 psi at 3.2 gpm and 4,000 psi at 4 gpm). The Waukesha, Wis.-based provider of portable engine-driven products also rolled out new portable and standby generators.


“Pressure washers are a perfect fit for Generac,” said Peter Chiello, senior product manager, Generac Power Systems. “They represent a natural evolution for us, especially given our expertise in portable generator design, and our previous work on pressure washers. We’re excited about our new line of pressure washers because we believe they really address what our customers are looking for — quality, value and ease of use.”


Generac conducted extensive research with users to learn what they wanted from pressure washers, and incorporated many new design elements to address those needs. These include a Generac overhead valve (OHV) horizontal-shaft engine on every pressure washer. Many competitive consumer-grade pressure washers use vertical-shaft engines. Generac horizontal-shaft engines make the pumps more accessible by positioning them well above the ground, so users don’t have to kneel down to make hose connections. Additionally, Generac OHV engines come standard with low-oil shutdown — which is not available on many competitive engines — to protect and prolong the life of the engine. As for power, each engine is the largest available for pressure washers with these pressure ratings. Both the engine and pump are perfectly balanced over the axle and wheels for almost effortless maneuverability, regardless of terrain.


Generac also completely redesigned the spray gun to feature a soft grip that reduces fatigue, and an inverted fulcrum spray trigger that can be pulled and held with only a minimum amount of effort. Each spray gun also features Quick-Click nozzle tips that are easy to replace without turning the pressure washer off. On Generac’s commercial-grade units, the spray gun also comes with an adjustable auxiliary handle for additional comfort and control when cleaning.


Generac commercial-grade pressure washers feature a welded steel frame to protect the engine and pump from the rigors of professional use. Both the residential and commercial-grade units feature tool-free assembly, making it fast and easy to assemble and use the pressure washer out of the box. The full line of Generac pressure washers will be available for sale in the spring of 2011.


In addition, Generac also introduced two lines of portable generators — the iX and XG Series — and re-engineered a third line in its GP Series. In response to the demand for an economical, cost-effective automatic standby generator, Generac also unveiled the 7-kilowatt CorePower System at a starting price of only $1,799.


For more information on Generac’s products, visit www.generac.com.


 


 

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