Here you’ll get a breakdown of the best gas powered Troy-Bilt pressure cleaner – why it’s the best, some complaints and why you might rather buy a Generac pressure washer instead.
…MTD Products (the company also owns Bolens, Yard-Man and Remington) bought the brand name, formed a LLC Corporation to manufacture them under and now Troy Bilt LLC offers you 5 pressure washers ranging from 2200 PSI to 3000 PSI…
But hang on a minute. Get this:
- Briggs & Stratton Power Products Division pays a licensing fee to sell their pressure washers with the Troy Bilt sticker.
- Troy Bilt is nothing more than a logo. Troy Bilt LLC is a sticker company – nothing more. Did you know this practice is called rebadging and is common in the power equipment industry? This is not a bad thing. But it’s the truth.
- And since B & S are well known as engine manufacturers: the Troy Bilt pressure washers still feature a Briggs & Stratton sticker on their engine.
So, if you want a gas pressure washer to make quick work of your moldy mildewy oily concrete driveway and footpath, here’s the Troy Bilt (or should I say Briggs & Stratton?) to look at.
Best Troy-Bilt Pressure Washer For Most People
The most popular size Troy-Bilt pressure washer is the 2700 PSI 2.3 GPM gas powered one pictured right.
It has enough power to be classified residential medium-duty. Another 100 PSI and it’d be heavy-duty. That means you can quickly blast your concrete driveway clean of mildew, mold and oil. You can also make quick work of your car, boat, fence, back deck and bricks.
It comes with 4 nozzles (0, 15, 40 degree and low pressure) so you can clean a variety of surfaces without damaging. This is ideal for around your home because you wouldn’t want to own 2 washers, would you?
The pressure cleaner has a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty. This means if the engine cracks they’ll replace it.
Benefits of Best Troy-Bilt Pressure Washer
At just shy of $300 this unit is comparable in price to the best generac power washer. It is one of the top 3 most affordable gas powered pressure washers on the market. So if you want gas power this is one of your most affordable options.
Briggs & Stratton engine so you can rest assured you won’t need that 2-year limited warranty on the engine. B & S manufacture and sell the most small sized internal combustion engines on the planet. Honda makes more overall, but cause Briggs hasn’t entered the automobile market.
Many brands use B & S engines on their lawn mowers, pressure washers and generators.
Onboard Detergent Tank
Many jobs require the use of chemicals because it makes the job much easier. When you don’t have hot water power washer you often need detergent to get rid of stubborn stains like oil and animal matter. Cold water at high pressure just doesn’t cut it for some jobs. So it’s great to see the onboard detergent tank. Just add the solution and the pump suctions it through to make the surface cleaner faster.
Drawbacks And Customer Reviews
It has mixed reviews, which is worrying.
- It has a rating of 3.4 out of 5 on Lowes.com. Off 250+ customers.
- It has a rating of 3 out of 5 on TroyBilt.com. Off 4 customers.
At Lowes, 63% of people say they’d recommend it to a friend.
All-in-all the main complaint is actually not about performance, but about design and ease of use.
If you have a preference for the Troy Bilt name because a friend recommends it or you have good experience with it then the 2700 PSI pressure washer is the best bet.
It’ll make quick work of most residential size jobs and can make your life much easier with its nozzles and onboard detergent tank.
Make sure you know how to maintain an engine before you buy because if properly maintained the washer will last many more years. All up this pressure washer is almost on par with Generac and Simpson washers.
1. Troy-Bilt went bankrupt in 2001. MTD Products website Support Center. Published December 2002.
2. Briggs & Stratton pays a licensing fee to sell their pressure washers with the Troy-Bilt brand name on them. In other words: Troy Bilt LLC is nothing more than a sticker company…They sell their logo on a sticker for a hefty licensing fee. You’d be surprised how many different pressure washer brands are manufactured by the main manufacturers.