PRODUCT: The PW3028 pressure washer is the newest model in
Yamaha’s lineup. Enabling up to 3000
pounds per square inch and a 2.8-gal-
lon-per-minute output, it features a
CAT pump, five-way pivoting nozzle,
brass quick-release fittings and 30 feet
of braided-steel hose.
POSITIVE: Yamaha’s PW3028
comes straight from the factory with
just about every upgrade we had done
to our existing pressure washer. A
steel-braided hose line with quick-release hose fittings are always nice
additions. Starting is easy and usually
fired up on the first or second pull.
With a 1 1/2-gallon fuel-tank capacity, we could fill the tank up once
and wash almost the entire fleet of
test machines. The five-in-one nozzle
makes for easy water-stream adjustments, and the pivoting head allows us
to get into just about anywhere.
NEGATIVE: The starter pull cord
is located in an awkward place right
next to one of the frame tubes, and no
matter what we did, it seemed like we
would always hit our knuckles or wrist
on that bar.
BOTTOM LINE: Yamaha did their
research on pressure washer units
before producing the PW3028, and
it shows, because this machine did
everything we asked with relative ease.
The $849.99 price tag is a bit on the
pricey side at first, but with the performance factor, quality components and
three-year limited factory warranty, the
Dirt Bike staff will be abusing this unit
for years to come. ❏