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

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Model: 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


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
Water Temperature
Cold
Pump Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Pump Commercial Warranty
2 Years
Water Pressure
3200 PSI
Water Flow
2.8 GPM
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
High Quality (8)
Light Weight (8)
Price (6)
Features (5)
Exceeded Expectations (5)
Cons
Unreliable (4)
None (3)
Durability (2)
Difficult To Use (2)
Packaging (1)
76% 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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Richard H.
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 1/11/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
24
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I Am One Of The Few Who Received A Dud Out Of The Box
I ordered this product from PWD.com because I had a good experience 10 years ago with my previous pressure washers and I did a lot of research and wanted an aluminum washer. Even though I read that many individuals had an issue with the product right out of he box, I went with it anyway fro PWD to save the sales tax. Well, I am one of the few who received a dud.

Long story short, (spent lots of time and it was the third authorized service department cause the first two stopped doing... more
Pros: Don't know yet
Cons: poor customer service, doesn't work out of box
Richard Recommends This Simpson Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Richard,
I am so sorry you're having issues with the pump on your pressure washer. I will be happy to contact our rep at Simpson and see if there's anything we can do to expedite your repair.

The sticking point is that Factory Warranties cover defects in materials or workmanship- they don't cover shipping damage, improper startup or installation. Usually the manufacturer relies on their authorized service center to make the call on whether it's a warranty issue or not.

I will be happy to give our Simpson rep a call and see if they can help expedite your situation; I'll contact you privately with the results.

We appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Terry K.
Woodbridge, VA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/14/17
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Powerwasher Buy; Inital Build Quality Lacking...
OK. So first of all this baby rocks!! Already power washed the walkway and it looks great. But I have a few concerns.

1. The heat shield on the muffler was dented. Called Simpson and they were great...except that isn't a piece they replace. Comes off with 4 small screws but it's part of the engine and they don't have it. Oh well, cosmetic and it will probably get dinged anyway...rock on....

2. I follow directions to the letter and with this it was no different. Simpson provides... more
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Pros: Light Weight, Features
Cons: Bad Instructions, Poor Assembly
Terry Recommends This Simpson Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Terry,
Thank you for letting us know about the assembly issues- we'll send your comments over to the folks at Simpson for their consideration. It sounds like you have the situation well in hand...

We appreciate your business, and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Peter W.
New Milford, CT
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/29/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Would Not Purchase Again
I based my purchase on other reviews and from what I read about CAT pumps. Used twice with less than an hour in overall time before the pump overheated and failed. Overheated to the point where the oil fill cap melted.

Called Pressure Washers Direct and was told I couldn't do anything but bring it to get repaired because there was gas in it now. Took it to be fixed under warranty and they replaced a heat relief valve, but never replaced the melted oil cap.

Haven't had a chance to... more
Pros: Price, Honda motor
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability
Peter Does Not Recommend This Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Peter,
I'm so sorry your pressure washer had issues- I realize it's inconvenient to have to take the unit to warranty service, but it's Federal Regulations that won't allow a fueled unit to be re-shipped because it's a fire/explosion hazard.\

I'll be happy to ask the Simpson folks to send you a replacement oil fill cap.

We appreciate your business, and apologize for the inconvenience.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Peter,
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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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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Dan S.
San Antonio, TX
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/4/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not As Happy As I Should Be!
For the money I thought I was getting a very premium pressure washer. I think maybe I did but maybe I just got a dud or one that had a rough time in the shipping process. First off, when it arrived I noticed that when UPS man had the box on his dolly sideways, instead of right side up. I hoped it wouldn't be a big deal and when I opened the box everything seemed to be ok.

Upon assembly I noticed when securing the handle that the screws and plastic nuts had a hard time going together as... more
Pros: Inspect Unit Prior To Purchase
Dan Recommends This Simpson Product
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Bryan L.
Franklin, WI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/15/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Success! Resolved Issue: Poorly Assembled Frame!
Just today I received my new frame from Simpson. Pressure Washers Direct was extremely helpful in arranging this. Very prompt shipping to resolve the issue.

Frame is perfectly straight, now. Pump and engine work very well. Great power! Thanks, PWD! Glad that you guys work hard to make it right!
Bryan Recommends This Simpson Product
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Allen M.
Huntsville, AL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/19/17
REVIEWED
APR.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Combination Of Honda & Cat- Very Reliable
This combination of Honda GX series of engines and the CAT pump makes a commercial quality product at a residential price.

If maintained properly it should last a lifetime of commercial use and forever as residential use. I love it.

The only things I would and have improved upon are a longer spray tube and a longer hose.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, Quiet
Cons: None
Allen Recommends This Simpson Product
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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
David Recommends This Simpson Product
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Steve B.
Risdgewood, NJ
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Once It Gets Working
After a major issue with the CAT pump I was finally able to use the washer. Performance wise it does not disappoint. Very powerful.

Outside the annoyance of dealing with the warranty on a defective pump, the washer performed well. The team from PWD stayed in touch throughout the process to make sure I was getting the service needed to fix the product.

Well done on their part.
Pros: Price
Cons: Delivered with bad pump
Steve Recommends This Simpson Product
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Thomas J.
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/14/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Machine
I've used this for about 3 hours now and I'm impressed. It is easy to start and generates a lot of pressure for my driveway and patio cleaning projects. Works great with my Whirl a Way surface cleaner.

Only complaint is that it is loud, but maybe no more so than others.
Pros: High Quality, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
Cons: Loud
Thomas Recommends This Simpson Product
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