Are you looking to buy a petrol or electric water blaster? Are you wondering which is the best option? Both do a similar job, and both can be used as either a cold or hot water blaster. This makes the choice a difficult one in many situations. However, both petrol and electric water blasters are different, with each suited to different situations. Below we discuss the options and the pros and cons of both. If you want to discuss your specific requirements and to get tailored advice, get in touch with a member of our team.
The biggest benefit of a petrol water blaster is that you don’t need to be near an electrical power source to use one. In fact, you can be just about anywhere. So long as the water blaster has petrol, it will work.
Petrol water blasters are also the best option if you want a powerful pressure washer. They are also often the preferred choice for people and companies that need to use the water blaster on a daily or almost daily basis. One of the reasons for this is that petrol water blasters are highly durable and rugged.
One of the main points of difference you will notice between petrol and electric water blasters is the weight – petrol water blasters are much heavier. This is partly down to the weight of the engine and partly due to the weight of the fuel. In reality, though, you are unlikely to be at too much of a disadvantage if you choose a petrol option as most water blasters are on wheels, making them easy to manoeuvre. However, weight is still a factor to consider, and electric comes out on top.
Electric water blasters also require less maintenance. Of course, regular maintenance is important whatever type of water blaster you get, but the level of maintenance required is higher with a petrol option.
Costs are lower with an electric water blaster compared to petrol options, too, both in terms of the initial purchase price and ongoing costs. You will also find that electric water blasters are quieter to use, and they are better for the environment.
Another option you have is to choose a diesel water blaster. So, what is the difference between a petrol and diesel water blaster, and how do you choose between the two?
Petrol water blasters are typically in the medium power category, while diesel water blasters are high-powered. However, the extra power, as well as the nature of diesel engines, makes diesel options noisier than their petrol counterparts. As a result, they are usually used in outdoor locations.
Electric, petrol, or diesel – which should you choose? The decision comes down to what you intend to use the pressure washer for, how often it will be used, where you will use it, and your budget.
Diesel will be best for a lot of power and regular use. Petrol is the ideal choice for daily use, maximum portability, and a decent amount of power. Electric is likely to be the best option in other situations.
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