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Bosch Aquatak 150 pro pressure washer

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:06 am
by handyman
http://www.tooled-up.com/Product.asp?PID=125717

This is a replacement for the pile of crap makita one I bought (see review in makita section)

Some thoughts on the machine after 3 uses..........

The hose is thinner and not as heavy duty as the makita. Hopefully it will last. It does make use of the machine easier, as its lighter and more flexible.

Its powerfull enough for sure.

Its motor swiches off when the water isnt running (makita kept running) It also works upright (makita had to be layed flat), both are plus points.

On first use the fan jet lance cracked ! An insert on the end shot out. Difference in customer service from Bosch, was one call, and a new part was shipped for next day delivery. Hopefully a one off.

All in all, 5 out of 5 for performance, 4 out of 5 of quality, 5 out of 5 for value.
Will change quality mark if it still works after 1 year !

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:47 pm
by handyman
4 uses in and the machine is knackered..........I really have had enough of pressure washers. ::b :cb

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Part of the engine housing has cracked

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:06 pm
by Inky Pete
I've had a 2100W Karcher for a couple of years now, must've used it 20 or so times and never had a problem with it.

Much cheaper than the Bosch too.

I did once have a problem with one of the big diesel powered hot water Karchers that a customer had, it was just a split O'ring in the trigger assembly. I popped to the Karcher spares place in Stockport with the split one and they just gave me a couple of replacements.

Re: Bosch Aquatak 150 pro pressure washer

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:09 pm
by wine~o
handyman wrote:http://www.tooled-up.com/Product.asp?PID=125717

This is a replacement for the pile of crap makita one I bought (see review in makita section)

Some thoughts on the machine after 3 uses..........

The hose is thinner and not as heavy duty as the makita. Hopefully it will last. It does make use of the machine easier, as its lighter and more flexible.

Its powerfull enough for sure.

Its motor swiches off when the water isnt running (makita kept running) It also works upright (makita had to be layed flat), both are plus points.

On first use the fan jet lance cracked ! An insert on the end shot out. Difference in customer service from Bosch, was one call, and a new part was shipped for next day delivery. Hopefully a one off.

All in all, 5 out of 5 for performance, 4 out of 5 of quality, 5 out of 5 for value.
Will change quality mark if it still works after 1 year !
So i'm guessing that 4 out of 5 for quality is going to change then? :roll:

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:13 pm
by handyman
its like some kind of joke :cb

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:03 pm
by handyman
when you get the bar pressure up (and more importantly the litres of water per hour up high) the washer is superb

Both the makita and bosch ones were brilliant......when they worked

I think you may have to spend £500+ when you get up to those flow rates, as these machines canny take it!

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:28 pm
by Inky Pete
I think you might be right there, mine's only 120 bar or so. They're probably using basically the same components on the higher pressure machines and just pushing them a bit too hard.

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:00 pm
by handyman
Bosch sending a new machine........I'm going to sell it.

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:13 pm
by Hoovie
Inky Pete wrote:I've had a 2100W Karcher for a couple of years now, must've used it 20 or so times and never had a problem with it.

Much cheaper than the Bosch too.

I did once have a problem with one of the big diesel powered hot water Karchers that a customer had, it was just a split O'ring in the trigger assembly. I popped to the Karcher spares place in Stockport with the split one and they just gave me a couple of replacements.
I had a Karcher - type they sell in the DIY sheds - and it was crap. started leaking within a week.

Got a Karcher replacement from the shed and the replacement leaked after a month or so.

Bought a Bosch Aquatec and had no problems with that at all in last 5 years or so maybe?

looks like quality all pretty much of a muchness, just sometimes get unlucky.

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:29 pm
by handyman
http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/ALTPOS326XT

Might go for this one. I'm getting a new boxed Bosch, so will get my £280 back on fleebay. Hopefully get a new one from Makita as well, so will get my £280 back on that one as well.

this make has been recommended by a car valeter. Another car shiner has recommended a make called 'comet'

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:30 pm
by handyman
http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/ALTPOS224XT

This one is lighter and cheaper.....will go and look at these 2 models

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:58 pm
by handyman
handyman wrote:http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/ALTPOS224XT

This one is lighter and cheaper.....will go and look at these 2 models
Had a look at them today, and the bigger one is just too heavy (for me) to use as a portable

So I have ordered the lesser spec 2-24xt one, should arrive Tuesday for me to break on Wednesday :roll: