On this page we will have a look at the great value petrol pressure washer from Draper the 5.5 Horsepower Expert. This is ideal for all people who are fed up with electric pressure washers not giving a great finish and regularly breaking during big cleaning jobs.
Draper Expert 77593 5.5 HP Review
This is a brilliant value pressure washer that is brilliant for domestic use and some lighter commercial jobs. It will clean cars, boats, patios and decking for hours on end with absolutely no problem and all for a fantastic price. A great upgrade for anyone with an electric pressure washer and also a great purchase for anybody that is looking at there first pressure washer and wants a reliable model.
Petrol pressure washers are much more powerful and reliable then electric pressure washers in general but can often be a lot more expensive. This model bridges the gap nicely and has many very satisfied customers. The features are very comprehensive giving you a complete petrol washer for most jobs.
- Great value.
- Light weight.
- 8 Metre hose.
- Can work for hours at a time.
- Robust build quality.
- Not as powerful as some models.
- Noisier than electric model.
The Draper Expert 5.5 HP Features
Below we will have a look at some of the impressive features that are part of the Draper Expert. This is a great little petrol pressure washer that has all of the features to manage the tough domestic cleaning jobs and some of the lighter commercial ones.
Maximum Pressure 160 Bar/2320 PSI
The pump is capable of putting out an impressive 2320 psi of pressure to tackle some really tough cleaning and will run constantly at 145 bar/2100 psi for long amounts for big cleaning jobs like large areas of decking or patios. This is plenty of power for most people and will take on some light commercial and heavy domestic jobs with no problems. There are a few other petrol pressure washers with slightly more more power like the Wolf for the same price but they don’t have the brand quality associated with Draper.
9 Litres Per Minute Flow Rate
This is a good flow rate to assist with the all round cleaning power of this model. Pushing out a good amount of water with a good pressure makes this model great for big cleaning job rinsing down the area as it is being washed.
8 Metre Hose And 5 Nozzles
In the box you will find an eight mitre hose that will allow you to clean a large area without moving the main unit. If you are cleaning tough to get to areas then you will be able to get into some tight angles with this long hose. The lance that comes with this model is metal for durability and there are five separate nozzles for different cleaning jobs. The nozzles are stored on an easy access rack on the frame for quick changes.
5.5 HP 4 Stroke Engine
The engine is a small but powerful 5.5 4 stroke petrol engine that takes unleaded fuel. This motor is capable of running for hours on end to clean large areas with no problem.
If you need any detergent or cleaning chemicals to be added to the water for the cleaning job just pop them into the detergent bottle to be automatically mixed in with the water. Great for adding soap for cleaning vehicles.
The Expert weighs in at an impressive 35kg which make Draper pressure washers very easy petrol driven units to move around. As the maximum pressure goes up so does the weight as the engine and pump get a lot more robust and powerful with some models almost doubling in weight at around 60kg. This is an important factor to think about when you are buying a petrol pressure washer. Firstly, do you really need more pressure and if you do how much will you need to move the unit around. This model is a great balance between manoeuvrability and power.
What The Customers Say
This model has got a good number of great online reviews which is a great endorsement for the Draper Expert. We think our reviews give you a lot of great well rounded information but for a moment let’s put our views on this model to one side. Below we’ll go through some of the great customer reviews and point out some of the main themes in the comments. These will give you a good idea of how the owners feel about the product after using it.
Much Better Than Electric Versions
A really common theme in the reviews is how much better this model is than an electric pressure washer. Many have used an electric version a lot and have had to throw away a number of them due to them breaking. The Draper Expert 5.5 horse power is the next step up in terms of price from the electric versions but offers so much more in terms of performance. Customers are happy with the longevity of the product as well as it’s far superior cleaning power over it’s electric counterparts.
Easy To Lift And Transport
Many people have been pleasantly surprised at how easy the Draper Expert petrol pressure washer is to move around. The robust wheels and frame make it feels solid and balance well when being wheeled around form job to job. Many have also commented on how easy it is to pick up and put into the back of a van or car. Most petrol power wash models look very heavy and some are but this model is light enough to be picked up and moved around easily.
Great For Long Commercial Jobs
Even with the slightly less maximum power than a lot of the other petrol jet washers a number of people have commented on how well it works in commercial situations. Even when it has had to work for hours on end it seems to be able to cope with no problem according to a number of customers. For pressure washer that is up to commercial work this certainly is great value.
Has To Be Sent Back To Draper For Repair
One downside has been that when the Draper pressure washer does break it needs to be sent back to Draper. While the service is good and the machines have been returned promptly it is still a bit of a pain having to pack it back up and send it off to Draper. With some of the more expensive models like the Honda and Hyundai models there are more service centres which means it is easier to get the fixed locally.
Easy To Start
There are a number of comments within the customer reviews noting how easy this model is to start. Often domestic users will use the pressure washer then put it away for a while before using it again. It is important that you can get it out of storage and get it started quickly to use.
Summing this model up there is not a lot of bad things to say. It is a great petrol pressure washer that has enough power for almost all jobs apart from the very toughest. If you want a very powerful model then it will be very heavy and expensive so this is the preferred model for a lot of people. The customer reviews are great and we we’re quite surprised to see many happy commercial users of this model.
For those of us that like to buy from a British company it is a great option as Draper are an old family run British business that focus on quality and value. For most of us we are looking for a pressure washer that comes out a couple of times a month for maintenance jobs, this is the perfect model and is also backed up by great Draper customer service. A highly recommended model with a well deserved place in our top ten.