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Yamaha Semi-Pro 3000 PSI (Gas - Cold Water) Pressure Washer w/ CAT Pump

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Yamaha Power & Performance
Dependable 192cc 4-stroke air cooled engine
Starts easily, runs quietly

Automatic Idle Down
Reduces fuel consumption & extends engine life

CAT Brand Triplex Plunger Pump
Delivers 2.8 gallons per minute to get the job done quickly
Ceramic plungers run cooler, last longer; can be rebuilt

5 In 1 Nozzle With Protective Rubber Overmold
Choose 25°, 40°, 25° at 800 PSI, soap jet, or soap fan
Unique pivot tip reaches into wheel wells, under vehicles, etc.

Sturdy Frame With Folding Handle
Protective rubber overmolding prevents scratching your project
13" never-flat tires handle varied terrain & reduce noise
Handle folds for easy storage & transport

On-Board 1 Gallon Detergent Tank
Keeps pressure washer-safe soap handy & reduces mess
Siphon tube can also be used in other containers

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  Model Number:PW3028
 Engine Brand:Yamaha
 HP/CC192 cc
 Fuel Tank Size6 quarts
 Pump Brand:Cat
 Pump Type:Triplex Plunger
 Adjustable Pressure:No
 Chemical Injection:Single Detergent Tank
 Detergent Tank Capacity:1 gallon
 Frame Type:2-Wheel Cart
 Hose Storage:Other
 Hose Length:30 ft
 Hose Material:Wire Reinforced
 Hose Diameter:3/8 Inch
 Hose Connections:Quick-Connect
Spray Gun
 Spray Gun Connection:Quick-Connect
 Spray Gun Grade:Professional
 Spray Gun Wand:Single Wand
 Turbo Nozzle:Sold Separately
 Weight:96 Lbs.
 Dimensions:24L x 26W x 41.5H
 Mfr Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Mfr Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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Q: By looking at the photos of the Yamaha PW3028, it appears that the soap dispenser is siphoned at the outlet side of the pump instead of the inlet side. Am I correct in assuming then that this model does not run detergents through the pump assembly?
by Garry from Michigan on September 08, 2014

A: You are correct, even though the unit comes with an on-board detergent tank it acts more like a down stream injector, where the detergent does not run through the pressure washer pump. This does allow you to use a wider variety of detergents, but you need to be careful still as whatever chemical you decide on will come in contact with the seal and o-rings of your hose and spray gun assembly.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have this Yamaha pressure washer and it's great. I need to (gently) pressure wash mildew off of my log house. and I would prefer to wash the second story and eves with my feet on the ground rather from a ladder. So I assume I need an extension wand. The peak of the eves is about 20-24 feet off the ground. I also need a longer hose than what came with the washer. It came with a braided hose, which seems to be of much better quality that what I see for sale in the box stores. Which extension wand and hose would you recommend for this Yahama presure washer given this application (and with the correct connectors)? I prefer to get something that is good quality and will last. Thanks...
by Jay from West Virginia on June 06, 2014

A: I understand that you don't want to score the logs or strip off the finish. Since you don't need to get high pressure right up to the surface, you may want to think about this2nd Story Soap & Rinse Nozzle Kit.

If you want to use a chemical (like bleach or Oxy) to kill the mildew, a Long Range Foamer would also do the trick without having to run the chemical through your pump and destroy it.

Your pressure washer has quick connect hoses, so a good choice would be the BE 18' Telescoping Wand. It comes with a quick connect adaptor, and at 18 feet you won't have to be Hercules to use it effectively. (The 24' wands flex a lot under pressure, and you'd better have a strong back!)

If you're going to use the wand for long periods you may want to think about adding a Telescoping Wand Belt to take some of the stress off your arms.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I see this model has two options for Soap: Jet and Fan. So safe to assume it has a high pressure soap spray that most other models do not?
by Dave from North Dakota on May 26, 2014

A: It does have a zero degree soap jet. However, it is not at the full 3000 PSI. It will be higher PSI than the low Pressure Soap Fan, but it will not be as high as the regular 20 degree setting.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hi Mike,
I'm looking at the Yamaha PW3028 and I have two questions before I buy. I have a well and my water pressure is just OK. Will low-ish pressure be an issue for this model? Also, is the hose flexible? A previous power washer I had was very frustrating due to a rigid and difficult to maneuver hose. Thanks.

by Alan Preston from Pennsylvania on May 11, 2014

A: You will need to provide a MIN of 40 PSI and 2.8 GPM from your supply hose. The Hose on this unit is rubber and much more flexible than the 1/4" PVC plastic hose provided with many of its competitors. In my opinion this is one of the best units available in this price range. It uses a CAT pump which is the best pump available today. I would not hesitate to recommend this item.
by Mike, Product Expert
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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Features (3)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
Quiet (3)
Easy To Use (3)
High Quality (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
Expensive (1)
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Total Reviews
120 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
4139 Helpful Votes
Pressure Washers Direct Recommended

Yamaha is one of the leading manufacturers of commercial outdoor power equipment today. This model has been designed for the Do It Yourself homeowner who wants a top of the line pressure washer, or for someone just getting started with their own pressure washing company and wants a great quality machine.

The Yamaha engine and the CAT commercial-grade pump makes this machine very reliable and long lasting.

All of these components wrapped into one heavy duty, compact frame makes this... more
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Norman T.
Babson Park, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/29/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best I Have Used So Far
It cut my work time in half. I love it! I'll be buying one more soon, but the bigger one this time.

But I'm giving it 5 out of 5 stars but it's even better so for the money that's worth every penny.
Norman Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Tim K.
Chugiak, AK
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine But.....
Soap siphon pressurized tank and blew all soap out. Causes engine to cycle when should be at trigger off idle. Supply water runs through siphon when unit is shut off.
Tim Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Total Helpful Votes
45 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This is a perfect power washer. With the huge muffler and idle down feature, this unit is very quiet. The engine starts on the first pull, and is easy on gas.

The hose, wand, and nozzle are all very good quality. Of course, the CAT pump quality is legendary.

Nothing to not like about this unit.
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Kellon O.
Tillamook, OR
Total Helpful Votes
43 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Has To Be The Best "non Commercial" Machine On The Market!!!
I'm a 27 year old log truck driver on the Oregon Coast. And if you know the Oregon Coast, then you know we get rain and mud! I wash my truck almost every night and let me tell you... This is the machine for the job!!! The Cat pump is 2nd to none! Puts out plenty of pressure and gets the job done quickly!

One of the best features, other than the idle down to save fuel while you're not pumping water, is the 5 different spray settings at the tip of the wand. To be able to go from 800 psi for... more
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Tommy A.
Hattiesburg, MS
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2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
46 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Compact Pressure Washer Money Can Buy
I needed a pressure washer and I looked everywhere to find a special one to to fill my needs.

This is the ultimate machine for cleaning decks & concrete. The thing about it, it's quiet and has an adjustable nozzle on the tip of the wand so you don't have to stop it to install a tip every time.

You can choose 800 PSI for light stuff or switch to 25 degree or 45 degree for more pressure; & the Cat pumps are very durable. And, it's pretty good on fuel consumption.
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Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This is my 3rd power washer. This is light years ahead of a cheap one. Started first pull.

You need both hands to hold wand- this has POWER. No tips to change out just turn dial. Quality hose, no junk here. I like that it idles down when not spraying. Runs smooth, does not vibrate around like others. Nice wheels move easy.

You pay for what you get. I just love my new power washer!
Pros: Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: None
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Tim F.
Locust, NC
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18 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This is the best pressure washer I have ever used. There is no vibration in the wand... just plain smooth action. Makes the job easier and a lot less physical.

Buy it... worth the $.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
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Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/27/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Great Service, Unreliable Pressure Washer
Bought this Pressure Washer based on the 5 star reviews and "Prosumer" grade.

I own a Yamaha motorcycle and have a Yamaha outboard engine on my boat, both are great products and have proven to be very reliable, so figured I couldn't go wrong with a Yamaha Pressure Washer. WRONG!!!

Delivery of the washer went as planned, but the hose was crushed in several places and I was worried the stainless steel braid might be compromised and not hold up to 3000 PSI. PWD arranged to have a... more
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Mike T.
Reedsport, OR
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/23/13
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Use Impressions
Starts easily. Automatic throttle-down works well. Simple assembly... just put on the wheels and attach the hose. Details seem to be well thought out. Instructions are good.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Light Weight, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Mike Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Robin S.
Neenah, WI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 8/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
Easy to use, easy to setup, and it works flawlessly. I especially like the idle feature.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Features, Durable
Robin Recommends This Yamaha Product
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10 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Performance So Far. Some Design Flaws.
On/off turn knob is in poor location - easy to bump when pulling starting rope. In fact on my 2nd time using, I accidentally broke the switch when I was trying to start the motor and experienced kickback with the starter rope pulling my hand back and my hand hit the plastic switch.

I notified Yamaha and not only did they refuse to replace the part for free, but I was also told there was no design issue. After I purchased a new switch, before installing, I carefully ground down the end of... more
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