1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Pressure WasherRoger Fisher, Spirit Lake, Iowa, made this pressure washer from an old roller-type sprayer pump that's belt-driven by a 5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine.
"It works great for all types of washing jobs around the farm," says Fisher, who notes that the pump develops about 250 lbs. of pressure.
The pump mounts on an angle iron frame attached to a small rolling platform fitted with two lawn mower wheels. The engine slides back and forth to tighten the belt. A hose on one side of the pump draws water from a spray tank or pond while a garden hose on the output side of the pump is equipped with a pressure wand. The end of the pressure wand is fitted with a grease zerk with the ball removed.
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