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Simpson Professional 3200 PSI (Gas - Cold Water) Aluminum Frame Pressure Washer w/ Honda Engine & CAT Pump

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Simpson Pressure Washers and AccessoriesModel: ALH3228-S
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Grade
Style
Water Pressure
3200
PSI
Water Flow
2.8
GPM
Cleaning Speed
8960
Cleaning Units
Engine
Honda GX
196cc Honda GX Commercial Grade Engine
Designed for easy starts & high power output
Direct drive to pump provides streamlined power transmission

CAT Industrial Grade Triplex Plunger Pump
Runs cooler & lasts longer than axial pumps; can be rebuilt
2 year Factory Warranty protects your investment

Professional Grade Aluminum Frame
Delivers extreme durability & on-board accessory storage
10 year Factory Warranty on frame components

10" Pneumatic Tires
Effortlessly maneuvers around varied terrain

Pro-Style Spray Gun
Ergonomic grip lets you work longer with less fatigue
Safety lock-out prevents gun from being accidentally activated

5 Quick Connect Nozzle Tips
0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, & soap applicator nozzles shape the spray

5/16" x 25' MorFlex™ High Pressure Hose
Flexible, non-marring, kink & abrasion resistant

Siphon Tube Detergent Injection
Lets you use a wide variety of pressure washer-safe cleaners


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Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starter
Recoil
CC
196 CC
Fuel Tank Size
3.3 quarts
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Pump
Pump Brand
Cat
Pump Type
Triplex Plunger
Adjustable Pressure
No
Chemical Injection
Siphon Tube
Pump Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Pump Commercial Warranty
2 Years
Housing
Frame Type
Aluminum
Wheels
Pneumatic
Hose
Hose Storage
Hook
Hose Length
25 Feet
Hose Material
PVC/Plastic
Hose Diameter
5/16 Inch
Hose Connections
Quick-Connect
Spray Gun
Spray Gun Connection
Quick-Connect
Spray Gun Grade
Professional
Spray Gun Wand
Single Wand
Spray Tips
Quick Connect Tips (5)
Turbo Nozzle
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Overview
Weight
73 Pounds
Product Length
34 Inches
Product Width
21.5 Inches
Product Height
22.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
90 Days
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
879399001642
Model
ALH3228-S
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  6 Questions
Q: How can this be a 3200 PSI pressure washer if the cat pump that it comes with is only rated for 2850 PSI?

MODEL 4DNX25GSI
Flow...............................................2.5 gpm (9.5 lpm)
Maximum Discharge Pressure... 2850 psi (196 bar)
Maximum RPM........................3450 rpm (3450 rpm)
Stroke..............................................0.268” (6.8 mm)

by Will from Wyoming on July 06, 2016

A: That is a very good question- and I've sent 2 emails to Simpson asking about this and haven't heard back from them yet.

There are industry (Pressure Washer Manufacturer Association Standards for rating pressure washers, but they are entirely voluntary and not widely used at this time.

Usually with questions like this one of the variables have been changed during the bench test of the unit- for instance, a higher RPM motor will increase the performance of the pump over what the pump manufacturer publishes.

You may want to contact Simpson directly at 877-362-4271 to see what their tech staff says about their rating.

by Brian, Product Expert
Q: You said this unit has a cat 4ppx pump. Although this might be true, no such pump exists on the cat web-site. Why? Are you sure this isnt a 4DNX series pump? If so, please identify the whole model number of 4DNX. Thanks.
by David from Iowa on July 05, 2016

A: I apologize for my typo. Pump is the CAT 4DNX25GSI.
by Brian, Product Expert
Q: Please identify the Cat pump model # that is on this unit. Thanks.
by David from Iowa on July 05, 2016

A: This pressure washer utilizes the CAT 4DNX25GSI.
by Brian, Product Expert
Q: How to heck pump oil
by Dean from Michigan on March 17, 2016

A: There will be a sight glass on the front of the pump. This will be a clear window where you will see the yellow-ish color oil sitting. There is a red dot in the center of this sight glass. The oil should be at that red dot, not over or under. Figure 12, page 17 of the attached Owner's Manual will show and describe this as well.

Owner's Manual
by Brian, Product Expert
Q: Want to get the proper extension cord to use. What gauge is this unit?

Simpson ALH3228-S power washer

by Cindy from Michigan on June 19, 2015

A: The unit is a gas model and not ran with an extension cord.
by Brian, Product Expert
Q: The question I submitted yesterday was about the Simpson ALH3228-S power washer. I was wanting the capability to dial down the pressure for some work at my house. So, would I need another tip/wand to achieve that with this model and if so where would I find that?
by Paul Crowe from Oregon on June 18, 2015

A: I would recommend pairing it with the Simpson Dial-N-Wash model 82235. This unit will allow you to adjust the pressure from the gun between 1000PSI and the full 3200 PSI I have attached a link for you to view that item.

Simpson Dial N Wash
by Brian, Product Expert
Simpson ALH3228-S Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5
Pros
Price (4)
Light Weight (4)
High Quality (3)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Reliable (2)
Cons
None (2)
Unreliable (2)
I Certainly Would Not Bu... (1)
Durability (1)
Hard To Start (1)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Captain Ian V.
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 8/10/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mv Copasetic's Pressure Washer Purchase
Ordered the unit and it took two weeks for delivery. Customer service through PED was good. The unit was delivered in good order but would not start. The CEO of PED told us to take to a Certified Honda service dealer in Ft Lauderdale for warranty. Simpson was contacted and made aware of the situation.

Honda baulked at repairing as they blamed us for using bad fuel. With continued phone calls Simpson paid for the repairs so we could get our machine back. This was about 10 days later.

The... more
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Pros: Price, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Soap Dispenser Is Useless
Captain Recommends This Simpson Product
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Bryan L.
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/15/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Poorly Assembled Frame!
Not sure if all of these washers are like this, but when I assembled the unit, I noticed that the frame was very, very bent. This was not due to shipping. It was due to faulty assembly of the frame and the base plate. See the pic below. I hope PWD will be able to help me out. I'm in a holding pattern now, as I haven't put in oil or gas into the engine.... I'm hopeful this will be straightened out quickly!
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Bryan Does Not Recommend This Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Bryan,
I'm sorry your frame isn't level. I checked your file and see we offered you 3 options to resolve this on 6/27 and you chose "We can get Simpson to send you a replacement frame so you can switch everything over" also on 6/27.

We will let the folks at Simpson know to ship out a replacement frame, and we'll email the tracking number of the frame shipment to you through your account.

We appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Bryan,
Hello my name is Zac and I am the Assistant Service Manager for the FNA Group who manufactures the Simpson line of gas pressure washers.
First and foremost thank you for your purchase of our Simpson Gas Pressure Washer; if you need further assistance please contact me directly at 1-847-621-8954 or via email at zdawson@fna-group.com. I would be more than happy to help resolve any issues or questions you may have.

Thank you
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Timothy S.
Montgomery, NY
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/5/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Time Will Tell
Purchased this unit after having a box store unit fail after 2 years. Arrived quickly and set up was easy.

System would not start out of the box after following MF instructions. It was very difficult to pull (not bc of build up water pressure) It was due to the pump restricting the motor. I took the pump off, start the motor, (started 1st pull w.o the pump on) let the engine warm up, then put the pump back on and tried starting again. Worked well after that,

Still when cold it's... more
Timothy Recommends This Simpson Product
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Travis G.
La Crescent, MN
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/21/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Good, Time Will Tell With Durability
I purchased this unit for the CAT pump and Honda engine. I easily could of bought a more powerful unit for the same price, however I'd like this to be the only power washer I ever own.

That being said, this unit did not blow me away with its power nor it's features. You have to squeeze the handle while pull starting the engine, really there is no technology that can make starting this easier. I look like a monkey/football trying to start it. The whole unit jumps off ground unless you put... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Difficult To Use, Pricey
Travis Recommends This Simpson Product
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David H.
Brinklow, MD
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/10/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Absolutely Perfect! -retired Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
It arrived in a week via UPS. It was well packaged had excellent instructions, was easy to assemble the handle, had oil for the engine and started on the first pull. What more could you ask? Not included with the instructions was the necessity to remove the vent plug on the pump, but this was indicated by a bold tape warning on the pump vent plug.

I washed two cars today. I pre-rinsed using the white, 40 degree tip applied car wash via a foam gun brushed with a soft car/truck brush and... more
David Recommends This Simpson Product
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Rick D.
Erie, PA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/13/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Powerful & Mighty Washer
Great pro or prosumer washer - i have owned a few power washers and this one is by far the best -worked extremely well.

Only negative is it can be trick to start and not sure why but eventually it starts and runs great.
Pros: Light Weight, Durable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Hard To Start
Rick Recommends This Simpson Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Rick,
On direct-drive models like this it's a good idea to squeeze the trigger and let the water run through the unit for a minute or two, every time before trying to start the engine. This moves any air out of the pump and lets the engine turn over.

Once the engine has been warmed up you may also want to check and make sure you've turned the Choke off before re-starting.
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Jim P.
Millsboro, DE
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/1/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Hard To Start!!!
Once you get this thing started it works fine. It is very hard to start.
Jim Recommends This Simpson Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Jim,
Please make sure that you are squeezing the spray gun trigger and letting the water run for a minute or two each time before you try to start the engine.

This drives all the air out of the pump, allowing the engine to turn over more easily. It prevents what's called 'vapor lock' since the engine and the pump are directly connected.
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Donald K.
Mandeville, LA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/14/16
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replaced Similar Model
I have replaced a 16 yr old similar model under name "Ex-cell"... hoping to get same number of years for home use. So far very happy with purchase.

Easy to use. Honda engine reliable and CAT pump as well.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable
Cons: None
Donald Recommends This Simpson Product
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Terry H.
Lone Tree, IA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 10/7/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
Great Buy at PWD's price. Worked great right out of box!

My old $200 pressure washer shelled the pump after 12 years and this Simpson pressure washer is a awesome replacement!
Pros: Price, Light Weight, Quiet, 3200psi At 28 Gpm
Cons: None
Terry Recommends This Simpson Product
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Malachy M.
Palm Coast, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/13/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Had It For A Month
Received item damaged. Quick connect for hose was broken. Called Simpson and they sent another quick connect.
I could not start machine and notified Simpson. They gave me the name of a repair shop. I brought it to the repair shop and was told it would be at least two weeks.

I checked the shop today and it will be at least another week because of the storm in Florida. So far, I have had the pressure washer for a month and have not been able to use it.

I hope this will be the end of my... more
Malachy Does Not Recommend This Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Malachy,
I am so sorry you've had issues with your pressure washer. I realize Hurricane Matthew disrupted many of the businesses in Florida, but I'm sure they are working hard to get back up to speed.

We appreciate your business, and your patience- and we apologize for the inconvenience.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Malachy,
Hello my name is Zac and I am the Assistant Service Manager for the FNA Group who manufactures the Simpson line of gas pressure washers.
First and foremost thank you for your purchase of our Simpson Gas Pressure Washer; if you need further assistance please contact me directly at 1-847-621-8954 or via email at zdawson@fna-group.com. I would be more than happy to help resolve any issues or questions you may have.

Thank you
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David
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
About The Best Buy For The Money
Got it on sale for $665ish. With a Honda GX and Cat triplex pump this is about the best entry level commercial combo you can buy. I wish it had a longer hose. Definitely will need to upgrade to a 50 foot hose. The cart seems ok. The thing is much smaller and shorter than in the picture. This is good, because I'm running out of storage space. I bought this over the Pressure Pro model because of two important things:

1. The Pressure Pro uses a custom Cat pump made exclusively for... more
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