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Old 03-27-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
 
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Hey guys,
I was wondering what do you think about Dewalt's Heavy-Duty 3750 PSI Gas Pressure Washer - DP3750 compared to CBA 3003 OMHP (M-I-T-M is the manifacturer)
The dewalt is about $1,000 and the CBA is about 1200. I used the dewalt before and like dit a lot but the CBA offers me better service coverage--it's through my local Sherwin Williams dealer. the dewalt is more powerfull--4gpm vs. 3 gmp (pressure is 3750 psi vs. 3000psi; 13hp vs. 9hp too--both Honda engines). I need it for cedar shingles powerwashing
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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The pressure isn't very important, as you will be turning it way down for wood

You'll be glad to go with a higher GPM. Will make your rinsing much quicker especially over a large surface such as shingles

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More GPM for sure. Other things to consider is will you be using a water spicket, or do you plan on pumping from a tank at times? You'll need a belt drive if it's the latter. Which brings an important point. Belt drive is always betta'.....are these belt or direct drive units? What type of pump does each have? The Mi-T-M machines are good units. I have one, it's a 13hp honda w/ 4gpm AR pump....good rig.

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I thought along the exact same lines...thanks for the input
no idea on the pums...just wondering if the difference from 3 gpm to 4 gpm will be really noticeable?
it's a water spicket so I'll stay with the direct dirve (I am washing only a few houses a year)
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very noticeable.
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Pay attention to the pumps. Just because it has a honda motor doesn't mean it won't have a crap pump. I doubt that's the case if you go with the Mi-T-M machine. They come (usually) with AR or General pumps.
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Hey guys,
I was wondering what do you think about Dewalt's Heavy-Duty 3750 PSI Gas Pressure Washer -
They're yellow

All joking aside, Dewalt is a good brand, a buddy of mine just picked up a 3000psi and it's so light, like 90lbs! He said it is a great machine all around...you wont be disappointed.

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