Now we are going to take a look at a really powerful model of petrol pressure washer. The BE B4013HGS can really take on the toughest commercial jobs with nothing standing in its way. If you need a power washer that you can rely on every day then this is well worth looking at.
The Honda BE B4013HGS 4000 PSI Review
The Canadian manufacturer BE have teamed up with Honda to bring you a great unit that is reliable and robust with a motor that provides plenty of power for very tough use all day long.
The Motor: Honda GX390
The GX390 is a market leader for powering commercial power tools. It is designed to work in large lawn mowers, cutting equipment and high power pressure washers. Delivering enough power to have a very large maximum output but also having the ability to sustain this output for long amounts of time.
The amount of torque produced enables very smooth delivery to the pump giving great consistent delivery at all pressure levels.
Designed to be quiet and energy efficient this is a great engine to work with. A lot of petrol engines of this power are very noisy units but not this one. Running costs are also kept to a minimum with smart fuel consumption.
This is a powerful pressure washer with many features. Delivering a lot of water at high pressure means it copes with most jobs well. Have a read of the features and see which ones line up to your needs.
The Hose And Nozzle
This BE B4013HGS comes with a long 15 metre hose allowing you to cover large areas without moving the unit. Weighing in at 74 kilograms you want to move it as little as possible! It comes with a standard set of four cleaning nozzles for most cleaning jobs and more specialist ones can be purchased if required.
The Water Feed
This can be fed by gravity or mains water. The mains water is nice and simple, just connect it up and off you go. If you are looking to feed it from a water tank it must be above the pump as the pump will not draw water it needs to be gravity fed. The more water pressure you can get to the unit the better.
15 Litres Per Minute Flow Rate
The power of this model enables it to push out a vast amount of water with a 15 litres per minute flow rate at maximum pressure. This is a large amount of water that will make your cleaning jobs really easy to handle providing great rinsing and cleaning power.
4000 psi Maximum Pressure
This unit puts out a massive 4000 psi in water pressure. This is a large amount if pressure that can stand up to most cleaning jobs on a large scale. If you are cleaning driveways or large tanks that are covered in the very toughest grime this will power though it. This is probably a little bit of overkill for the general use at home but if you use a pressure washer very regularly for managing a large property it could be for you.
EZ Series Pump
The EZ series pump helps deliver the great flow of water and high pressure through a robust build quality that is designed for long periods of use The Honda engine powers the pump with a lot of torque giving a very consistent performance under load. The unloader valve is external with a separate pressure control.
Heavy Duty Frame
Carrying a large pump and engine the steel frame needs to be tough. The unit weight 74kg and needs a sturdy frame to support this weight. It is powder coated so that the finish can withstand and bumps without too much damage and the feet are non vibrating rubber, this is important as it will vibrate a lot under maximum load from the powerful engine. The feet will ensure it stays in one place and doesn’t damage the surface it sits on. The underside of the frame is nicely designed to enable easy oil changes and maintenance.
Wheels And Tyres
As we have mentioned before this is a heavy unit that needs to be as easy as possible to move. The wheels are fitted with 13 inch pneumatic tyres to help get around with ease. The pressure in the tyres can be adjusted for the surface you need to get over. The harder the pressure the easier it will roll but if you have a really bumpy surface then a lower pressure will help. It might weigh 74kg but with this rolling stock and frame it is easy to move around.
The BE B4013HGS Pressure Washer In Action
This is a pressure washer for the serious user. It is aimed at the commercial market to withstand some heavy use and have the ability to clean the toughest surfaces.
For cleaning dirty agricultural tanks this is a great tool. It can cover large areas with a good water flow and the pressure will drive trough the toughest dirt to give you a super clean finish and a tank that looks like new.
For a fleet of trucks that need to well cleaned to remove the ground in much and dirt from the road this will work. This model will keep working for hours on end when it comes to maintaining very large trucks that need regular cleaning. They will come out of the wash looking like new. The long hose will allow you to get around the truck without having to move the unit every two minutes.
This is a great petrol pressure washer that will work well for most commercial uses. It can be easily serviced by most Honda dealers and the parts are readily available. For the home user this is a bit of overkill but for the regular user it is a robust piece of equipment. in terms of value for money it is well worth the money and will earn its money back in no time. Highly recommended.