Karcher vs ???

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Karcher vs ???

Post by YouthAVFC » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:39 pm

Had a dodgy Karcher K4 from Screwfix, returned it today after 2 months of use. The hose kept on disconnecting from the metal clip that’s meant to hold the hose on place. See pictures below. I like the look of the Karcher K5 but I’m worried it’s got the same flaw as the K4 with the stupid metal clip. I also like the look of the Wilks-USA RX550i but I’ve never heard of the brand before. Any recommendations please? £300 most.
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Re: Karcher vs ???

Post by TeenWolf » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:33 pm

If you ask on detailing world they will all tell you to buy a kranzle. Long life, and serviceable.

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Re: Karcher vs ???

Post by Octavius » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:52 pm

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Re: Karcher vs ???

Post by Racer27 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:44 am

Octavius wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:52 pm
I ended up buying https://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/produ ... nzlek1050p

Brilliant.
That’s interesting. I’m in the market myself, and I was considering the k4. I always thought the Kranzel was way more expensive than that.
Any issues with finding things to fit? Like foam lances etc?
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Re: Karcher vs ???

Post by robsaboy » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:49 am

It's a newer domestic range. I'd go for higher flow rate - 10 litres a min makes all the difference in cleaning ability. Some info here: https://kranzle.co.uk/Why.html
A used or new 10 - 122 TS would be great :)
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Re: Karcher vs ???

Post by Octavius » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:39 pm

Racer27 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:44 am
Octavius wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:52 pm
I ended up buying https://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/produ ... nzlek1050p

Brilliant.
That’s interesting. I’m in the market myself, and I was considering the k4. I always thought the Kranzel was way more expensive than that.
Any issues with finding things to fit? Like foam lances etc?
The adaptor for my Autobrite foam gun was supplied FOC but I think you can get them for less than a fiver. The lance supplied does everything I need it to but theirs plenty of accessories available.
I bought it to replace a K4 Compact. It just didn’t live up to its rated power.
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Re: Karcher vs ???

Post by Racer27 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:42 pm

The adaptor for my Autobrite foam gun was supplied FOC but I think you can get them for less than a fiver. The lance supplied does everything I need it to but theirs plenty of accessories available.
I bought it to replace a K4 Compact. It just didn’t live up to its rated power.
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Ok Great, thanks for the info.
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Re: Karcher vs ???

Post by Mr Whippy » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:56 pm

Kranzle are good.

If you can get one in budget that’d be cool.

On the higher flow, generally they’re also noisier.

Might not be a huge issue, but my 1152 TST is loud enough to be slightly anti-social (I shut it in the garage, but if the door is open it’s a bit shouty imo)...
But a detailer who has been a few times with his 7lpm washer, which runs at a lower rpm, is almost silent in comparison.


Plus my 1152 TST has wheels. But you can’t use it stood upright, it’s more expensive, and bulkier, and louder.

Imo those small ‘valeter’ Kranzles which you could call entry level, are arguably the best ones if you have a garage to store/run it from, and they’re the cheapest too.

Quiet, cheap, good quality, small, light. Only reason they have lower flow is lower rpm = quieter.
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