Need something better than a home pressure washer, but don’t want the size and expense of a professional unit? Vortexx’s Prosumer Series is designed to bridge the gap, offering commercial powerplants and upgraded pumps for greater durability along with increased pressures and flow rates for greater cleaning power.
This unit is powered by Honda’s GX 200 engine. Lightweight construction using a forged crankshaft, helical cut gears and rigid crankcase cuts noise and vibration at their source, while a large capacity, multi-chamber exhaust and dual element air filter help further reduce sound. High compression increases power, but it’s not harder to start thanks to a decompression system that activates automatically. The modern design also means a dry engine weight of just 35 lbs, making the Prosumer easy to move, and it’s CARB and EPA certified, allowing this washer to be sold anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. Honda backs the motor with a 3 year warranty.
The engine operates an SJ-XJ Series axial pump from AR North America. The design is co-developed with Vortexx specifically for this application and is backed by a warranty. It’s connected to the spray wand with a 30 foot long non-marking hose. The gun is compatible with size 3.0 orifice nozzles available in 0°, 15°, 25° and 40° spray angles as well as a low pressure soap nozzle. Together, this pump and engine combination operate at up to 2700 PSI moving 2.5 GPM for a total of 6,750 CU.
All this is mounted on one of Vortexx’s own carts. It’s U-shaped platform has a place for everything from nozzles to the soap siphon hose, and it will protect the engine and pump if the unit is ever tipped. Pneumatic tires and dampener pads keep vibrations from transferring to the ground, keeping the unit from moving around by itself during use. Collapse the Tow & Stow handle, and the entire washer can fit into the trunk of most cars. Best of all, its built to last with corrosion-proof all-aluminum construction and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Power: 2,750 PSI, 3 GPM (8,250 CU)
The Prosumer+ has all the features of the standard Prosumer, plus numerous upgrades. The Plus has the same engine as the standard Prosumer, but it uses and AR RCV Series pump with a solid brass head for greater durability. The RCV’s triplex plunger design for pulse-free delivery and increased power: with flow rates of up to 3 GPM, it can deliver 8,250 CU. It also comes with a 50 foot hose and an upgraded gun that uses nozzles with a size 3.5 orifice available in the same spray widths as the standard Prosumer.
This is one of two new electric models Vortexx has added to their lineup. It uses an AR Blue Clean pump designed to use a 110 volt power source, making it compatible with standard household outlets. Having a combined pump and power unit makes the Electric Prosumer compact, but Vortexx has gone one step further by offering it in a convertible cart, the first of its kind in the industry. It can be rolled around like a traditional cart, or the whole unit, including mounts for storing the wand and power cable, can be lifted off and carried. There’s even a built-in reservoir for detergent, so there’s no need to carry a soap container with the unit. The Electric Prosumer’s AR Blue Clean AR610 pump sprays water at 1,350 PSI, moving 1.9 GPM for a total of 2,565 CU.
Where to buy Vortexx Pressure Washer Parts and Equipment
Shank’s Lawn Equipment is an authorized full service dealer for Vortexx pressure washers, carrying parts, accessories and complete units. Shank’s is also an official dealer for Honda small engines and AR North America pumps, making them a one stop shop for all your service needs. Looking to buy one of these models, need to have it serviced, or just need to find out more before purchasing one? Stop by their shop at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway just off route 11 in Chambersburg, PA. To get there from Interstate 81, take Exit 10 to Marion.
Not a local? Shank’s has you covered with their website, www.shankslawn.com. They can ship anything you need to any address in the U.S. and Canada including complete pressure washers.