The Best Pressure Washer For the Money


Hey there, Southeast Softwash family!

It's a busy Saturday at the shop, and behind me, you can see what I can only describe as an armada of Kraken 5.5 pressure washers. These are our very own brand of pressure washers, available in both eight and five-and-a-half gallon-per-minute variants. We build them tough and reliable, and today, we have a lot in stock.

Why Choose the Kraken 5.5?

The Kraken 5.5 is the perfect pressure washer for 90% of the guys out there doing full-time work. It's not an eight-gallon, but it's also not a four-gallon. It's right in the Goldilocks zone, handling everything from residential jobs to light commercial tasks like strip malls and churches.

Let's dive into what makes the Kraken 5.5 a top choice:

1. Powerful Engine: We use Vanguard engines, which have proven themselves over the years. While Honda engines are great, we prefer Vanguard for its extra horsepower and reliability. Plus, the cyclonic air filter system offers superior protection, keeping the engine running smoothly.

2. Robust Build: Every Kraken 5.5 is built with heavy-duty materials. The base plate is manufactured right here in Roanoke, and it's designed to withstand the toughest jobs. From stainless steel hardware to rubber isolator feet, every detail is crafted for durability and ease of maintenance.

3. Gear Drive System: While belt drives have their advantages, we favor gear drive systems for their low maintenance and reliability. Changing the oil quarterly is all it takes to keep these machines running efficiently. If a gearbox ever needs replacing, it’s a simple swap, saving you time and hassle.

4. High-Quality Pump: Our preferred pump setup is the AR, which offers a clean, high-finish look and reliable performance. However, we also use Comet and General pumps when necessary, ensuring you get the best quality regardless of availability.

5. Easy Maintenance: The Kraken 5.5 is designed for convenience. With features like an electric start, sight glass for easy oil checks, and accessible mounting options, maintaining your pressure washer has never been easier.

If you're looking for a dependable, commercial-grade pressure washer that can handle both residential and light commercial work, the Kraken 5.5 is the one for you.

Happy cleaning!

  • The Southeast Softwash Team
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