WHAT IS IT? Whether you know it or not, Yamaha
doesn’t just make motorcycles. The Japanese brand also
specializes in acoustic equipment, automobile engines,
pianos and hard parts. The Yamaha PW3028 pressure
washer is another Yamaha product that you wouldn’t
automatically think of.
WHAT’S IT COST? $749.00.
CONTACT? www.yamahamotorsports.com or your local
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Yamaha PW3028 pressure washer.
(1) Price. The Yamaha PW3028 pressure washer is
not your ordinary gasoline-powered pressure washer.
The price is on the high side compared to run-of-the mill
pressure washers. The reasoning? You get what you
pay for. Think of the PW3028 as a modified YZ250F,
while other offerings are comparable to a moped. Simply
put, the performance and components on the Yamaha
PW3028 are unparalleled.
( 2) Specs. Under the hood is a 192cc, four-stroke,
single-cylinder, OHV, air-cooled engine. It delivers 3000
psi and 2. 8 gallons of water per minute, ensuring the job
gets done at a speedy pace. All the connectors and hose
fittings are brass to prevent corrosion. Yamaha uses the
industry-leading Triplex CAT pump and power. The gas
tank holds 1-1/2 gallons for a run-time of approximately
two hours. Aiding in fuel savings is the automatic idle-down feature, which slows the engine speed down
when the handle isn’t spraying water. The PW3028 tips
the scales at a hefty 96 pounds. Thankfully, there are
two large wheels to make transporting a breeze. Other
features include a built-in detergent tank; 30 foot braided
steel high-pressure hose; a five-in-one adjustable nozzle;
and a folding handle for convenient storage.
( 3) Adjustable nozzle. Thanks to Yamaha’s five-in-one adjustable nozzle, there is no need to swap out
nozzle heads to get different spray patterns,. There are
two low-pressure nozzle settings for gentle rinsing. The
medium-pressure nozzle is recommended for blowing the
mud and grime off a dirt bike. Be forewarned that the
two high-pressure nozzles should be used sparingly when
washing your bike. Too much force can wreak havoc on
seals and bearings. Yamaha’s high-pressure nozzles are
best for cleaning patios, boats or trailers. We particularly
like that the nozzle rotates, allowing you to get into
( 4) Performance. The Yamaha engine purrs like a
kitten with its low-decibel exhaust and roars like a lion
when the trigger is pulled. We loved the PW3028’s
versatility. The high-pressure, high-power engine is good
enough for industrial use as well as cleaning delicate
items, such as motocross boots and helmets. As for
starting, we could fire the PW3028 to life with one pull
of the starter cable. The pressure hose and handle have
quick connects, making for easy cleanup.
( 5) Warranty. Yamaha gives you a three-year limited
warranty on the PW3028.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Price, and price alone.
The added juice of the 192cc engine is
worth the squeeze. Everything about the
Yamaha PW3028 pressure washer is top-notch.
If you’re looking for your next pressure
washer, this is it.
YAMAHA PW3028 PRESSURE WASHER
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