Is your commercial pressure washer not as effective as you’d hoped? Do you feel like cold weather cuts into your workdays? Vortexx has a solution: a new pair of hot water pressure washers. By combining the power of their commercial washers with an advanced heating system, you can make quick work out of grease and oil while keeping the water warm enough to work in the fall and early spring.
Why should I Use Hot Water?
Standard pressure washers use brute force to get surfaces clean. The higher the pressure and the more gallons per minute, the better it can clean. Adding heat improves overall performance, so you don’t need to depend as much on water pressure or cleaning chemicals. Heat can be useful for any type of cleaning, but there are three areas in particular that heated water will give you a major advantage:
Petroleum – Heating petroleum products makes them flow faster. This is useful when getting oil out of porous concrete and removing tar, grease and oil leaks from equipment.
Gum – Hot water melts lumps of chewing gum off of driveways and sidewalks with ease, while cold water does almost nothing.
Cold weather – The water coming out of your pressure washer doesn’t have to be burning hot. By having the burner running on low, you can keep cleaning until temperatures are below freezing. Cleaning chemicals are also more effective when warm, so you don’t have to increase the detergent ratio to get the job done. This is especially true of mold and mildew removing products used to clean siding.
What does Vortexx offer with their Hot Pressure Washers?
Vortexx already has a reputation for top quality commercial washers. When they decided to enter the hot water market, they went all out to make sure their new models would be up to customers’ high expectations.
Vortexx worked with AR to combine their RRV Series triplex pump with a stronger commercial-grade unloader. This pump is protected by their new Triple Protect Safety Shut-Off System. A pressure sensor and flow sensor can detect overloading and shut off the engine. If both sensors don’t work, a built-in rupture disc prevents catastrophic failure. Both models use Honda GX engines filled with Opti-4 oil. If you register your engine with Opti-4 and use their oil, they will warranty the engine for twice as long as Honda.
To heat the water, Vortexx equips these washers with a Beckett burner and Genisys Brain Control that automatically adjusts heat output to maintain water temperatures. Heat is transferred to the water using US-made Coils-R-Us coils. Both the heater and coils are surrounded by a stainless-steel shield. The burner can run on No. 1 or No. 2 diesel, ASTM D396 No. 1 or No. 2 heating oil or kerosene. Fuel is stored in tanks that are integrated into the cart, making the unit more compact.
Hot water is sent through a custom-made commercial grade wire braided hose rated to 250°F, ending up at a 48-inch insulated gun and lance. For easier hose winding, the pressure washer can be fitted with an optional pivoting heavy-duty hose reel.
All this equipment is bolted to a cart made of welded aluminum, so you never have to worry about rust. It rolls on a pair of run-flat tires on one and a set of 360-degree swivel coasters on the other end. This lets you move the pressure washer around with one hand. A wheel lock comes standard to keep the cart in place once it’s in position.
The Tow & Stow handle which folds down when not in use, keeping the unit compact for transport. Fork channels are integrated into the cart between the engine, the heater, and the deck. This lets you use a forklift to load the washer onto a trailer or truck bed sideways, keeping it from rolling around. An oversized deep cycle battery powers both the engine starter and burner igniter.
Vortexx offers two versions of its hot water pressure washer:
The Professional 3400 Hot (model VX60505H) is powered by a Honda GX270. It moves water at a rate of 3,400 PSI at 3.2 GPM (10,880 CU.)
The Professional 4000 Hot (model VX70606H) is powered by a Honda GX390. It moves water at a rate of 4,000 PSI at up to 4 GPM (16,000 CU).
Are You Ready to Get Serious about Cleaning?
If you’re looking for a pressure washer, visit Shank’s Lawn Equipment. We’re an authorized dealer for Vortexx, Honda Engines, and AR Pumps, so we can provide the service you need for your professional cleaning equipment. Our shop is at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s on the south end of town, one mile from I-81 Exit 10. We also ship OEM parts across the U.S. and Canada. To order, visit us at www.shankslawn.com.