A pressure washer is pretty much a necessity for a motocross rider or trail rider who likes hitting the track when it’s wet. The majority of pressure washers on the market are electric; they’re pretty lightweight and fairly cheap nowadays. These are great if you only wash bikes at home and have easy access to an outdoor power point. If you’re keen on washing bikes at the track, however, then a petrol pressure washer such as the Briggs & Stratton 675 series will do the job perfectly.
It’s powered by a Briggs & Stratton petrol engine and designed for a medium level of work. With pretty much everything a dirtbike rider can point this at, it will be happy to blow the dirt into next week. I don’t like attracting attention to the fact I’m washing a bike when at home, so I was a little nervous that it would be quite loud. However, the Briggs & Stratton range has launched Quiet Sense on two models, both the 2700 and 2900. This allows the engine noise to be cut by 40 per cent when you take your hand off the trigger. It’s still louder than an electric washer but not the excessive loudness I expected.
It’s fairly sizable and heavy, which shows how much higher quality this product is, but if you were wheeling it a fair way from your shed it would become a drag. For a race team or serious rider who sets it up at the beginning of the day and uses it after every race, this is your product.
A range of accessories is also available with the pressure washer range to help get the job done. This is a serious pressure washer that means serious business.
* Briggs & Stratton 675 Series
* Medium-duty application
* 254mm wheels for easy transportation
* Axial cam pump with aluminium head
The new range of Briggs & Stratton petrol-powered pressure washers is available from Bunnings, RRP $479–$999.