A friend recommended this compact Italian pressure washer this weekend after listening to me lament the crappiness of my electric upright model. I was convinced I’d need a large gas-powered model, but after reading about the Annovi Reverberi with its 2 HP motor and ceramic pump plungers, I’m not so sure.
Ceramic plungers and associated connecting rods are more common to industrial units than consumer as they’re much more durable. The 120V TRX model (pictured) drives 2.1 gallons per minute at up to 1450 PSI. One interesting point: the product page (and manual) notes that the TRX “requires a 20A dedicated circuit in order to not trip the GFCI.” So many manufacturers overrate electric motors in their products these days. This type of warning always catches my eye because it’s often an indicator that the product actually is a 2 HP motor and is applied within the product in a way that really delivers that power.
The shape of the TRX works for hand carry, but according to my friend you should really invest in a cart. The manufacturer site doesn’t list weight, but Amazon lists a shipping weight of 60.8 pounds.
Annovi Reverberi is famous in Italy for manufacturing high-pressure pumps — the heart of a pressure washer. Since they make commercial pumps for applications ranging from car washes to gasoline and hydraulic units, I suppose it’s not surprising that they make full pressure washers as well. What’s surprising is that they ship them to the U.S.
Note: We couldn’t find the TRX via Google Products, so we have no idea of true street pricing, but Amazon — which lists it as “in stock soon” — lists it for $300.