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  • RD80701 3000psi or RD80763 3300psi-Which one to buy? Opinions requested.

    My local orange retailer is selling both the RD80701 3000 psi 2.6 gpm for $549 and the RD80763 3300 psi 2.8gpm for $499(Non-EFI). I am really torn on which one to get. I like the fact that the 80701 has onboard detergent dispensers(Seems a bit more tiddy to me) and is a 2010 model(Hopefully less bugs). But, I also like the fact the 80763 should have more power and is tad cheaper(But a 2009 model according to the date of manufacture on the box). It also comes with one additional 15 degree nozzle. Basically I just will be doing the regular home owner type things at my house and my family's houses. Anyone have any opinions/thoughts I am missing? I would really appreciate it as I keep going back and forth in my mind. I have read a ton but am still torn. Regards, Mike

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    Re: RD80701 3000psi or RD80763 3300psi-Which one to buy? Opinions requested.

    I'd go with the 3300psi for the extra power. Both have subaru engines and cat pumps not to mention its cheaper. I have the 3000psi model without the cat pump and I have never used the onboard soap holder. I always use the hose. One reason is when I'm done using cleaners, I don't have to drain the onboard tank or flush the tank with water to clean it out. Its much easier to stick the hose is a bucket of water and cycle water through.

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      Re: RD80701 3000psi or RD80763 3300psi-Which one to buy? Opinions requested.

      Thanks Den69RS96. I ended up purchasing the RD80763. As an FYI to all, it seems that in the past few days my local orange box retailer in MA has raised thier price on the RD80701 3000psi to $579 and the RD80702 3300psi to $749. The "special buy" RD80763 3300psi was still $499 as of today though. If your thinking about any of these and your retailer hasn't raised the price yet you might want to jump on it ASAP. Regards, Mike
      Last edited by orty229; 04-02-2010, 10:39 PM. Reason: typo

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        Re: RD80701 3000psi or RD80763 3300psi-Which one to buy? Opinions requested.

        I just picked up an RD80763, brand-new (not refurbished) in the box at the Shrewsbury, MA Home Depot for $287.00, that's right. $287.00.

        It was a Black Friday deal. What an freakin-awesome deal!

        Brad

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          Re: RD80701 3000psi or RD80763 3300psi-Which one to buy? Opinions requested.

          Originally posted by bherman01545 View Post
          I just picked up an RD80763, brand-new (not refurbished) in the box at the Shrewsbury, MA Home Depot for $287.00, that's right. $287.00.

          It was a Black Friday deal. What an freakin-awesome deal!

          Brad
          If you don't mind me asking how the heck did you the black friday price on $287 today? Black Friday was like 4 months ago. Regards, Mike

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            Re: RD80701 3000psi or RD80763 3300psi-Which one to buy? Opinions requested.

            The RD80702 / RD80905 is the 3000 psi EFI version. The EFI version engine has more torque due to the fuel injection so the pressure washer output is rated for 3.0 GPM. 211 cc EFI engine.
            The carbureted 3300 psi version is the RD80763 / RD80964 this is rated for 2.8 GPM. 211 cc carbureted engine.
            The carbureted 3000 psi version is the RD80701 / RD80903 this is rated for 2.6 GPM. 170 cc carbureted engine.

            The EFI version is really the best unit with the latest in engine technology. The EFI RD80702 / RD80905 unit is much simpler to the end user to use. To run the unit regardless of conditions, just pull the rope and go. No choke lever to fool with because the fuel enrichment is automatically controlled like your fuel injected car. Also has no fuel shut off valve because fuel is controlled by the fuel injector. Many people have filled crankcase with fuel on generators and pressure washers in transport because of forgetting to turn off the fuel shut off valve and the carburetor float bounces filling the crankcase with fuel. The EFI system shuts the fuel off automatically for you. The fuel injector valve is always closed with the engine off.
            With a fuel injection system, off season fuel system maintenance is not as critical because of the sealed fuel system. No fuel float bowl exposed to atmosphere to varnish up in small idle passages. The EFI ECU and injector controls the fuel feed and not like a carburetor with many different small progression passages in a carburetor that relies on vacuum to draw fuel.

            The EPA versus CARB engines are typically a little different for evaporative fuel emissions with fuel lines and tank venting. Usually CARB units have an added carbon filter canister on the fuel tank venting.

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              Re: RD80701 3000psi or RD80763 3300psi-Which one to buy? Opinions requested.

              FYI - my local (stratford, ct) HD has the 3300 psi (model RD80763) in a "special promotion" box for 499

              Not sure what the regular price is, but for something with a CAT pump and a commercial quality engine, 499 is at least a decent price. I assume 10% off could be applied too (Lowes or HD coupon), even better.

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