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Truckmount as pressure washer

PistolPete

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Yup, I’ve been doing it for years.
Do you have a clutch on your blower Todd? I don't and I was wondering if anyone has a way to disengage the blower.
I was thinking of something like a rider lawnmower has with a lever pulley system?
 

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Do you have a clutch on your blower Todd? I don't and I was wondering if anyone has a way to disengage the blower.
I was thinking of something like a rider lawnmower has with a lever pulley system?
A blower is a high load on a clutch. They do make electrically closed clutches that could withstand it but generally it wouldn't be done because 1. They are costly and 2. A blower generally will outlast by far any other component of the system. They generally just don't care how many hours they run (assuming they are even just minimally cared for)
 

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A blower is a high load on a clutch. They do make electrically closed clutches that could withstand it but generally it wouldn't be done because 1. They are costly and 2. A blower generally will outlast by far any other component of the system. They generally just don't care how many hours they run (assuming they are even just minimally cared for)
Yup, I was just thinking about fuel savings when pressure washing w/o recovery
 

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Do you have a clutch on your blower Todd? I don't and I was wondering if anyone has a way to disengage the blower.
I was thinking of something like a rider lawnmower has with a lever pulley system?
No, but I do lift the lid off the tank which removes the load from the blower
 
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Anyone else use their setup to pressure wash as well?

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I didn't even think about that Todd...granted I really don't enjoy the thought of using my TM as a pressure washer either lol.
 

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Most truckmounts are horrible at pressure washing g. If it has less than 3 gallons per minute then dont bother. A few obviously are set up for it. Just because your unit says says 3000psi doesnt mean it has the volume to pressure wash.
 

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5 gallons per minute is minimum for real work
3.5 is struggling and taking time .
Yup, nothing beats gpm for pressure washing.
It's like chipping an ice block with a paper clip, sure you can get it done but it takes forever.
I also found that p/w is such a low entry / low skill service the profitability is also very low unless you have a super efficient rig.
 
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I have one pressure washing job a year for a buisness I do janitorial for. No one in my town does it. They asked me, and I said 1200 bucks. I rent a scissor lift and it takes me 7 hrs. 1k profit in one day. Do it twice a year. I've been using a homeowner style pressure washer but looking to get something in the 4-5 gal per min range. Looking at the newest harbor frieght model that is 4.2. Not bad for a once a year job. Not a pro model, but it should work.
 

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Just buy a nice pressure washer. It’s ridiculous to put those extra hours on a $26k plus machine just to pressure wash.