Mi-T-M Pressure Washers
Mi-T-M manufactures a complete line of pressure washers for industrial and residential use in our 850,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located in Peosta, Iowa. The Mi-T-M pressure washer product line includes over 130 models, from hand carry and portable to stationary, direct drive and belt drive, electric, gasoline, diesel and natural gas.
With so many makes and models to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which pressure washer to select.
How to decide between:
Hot Water vs Cold Water Pressure Washers
When choosing a pressure washer, your application will play a major factor in whether you need a hot or cold water pressure washer. Cold water pressure washers are ideal for removing dirt on most any surface. Additional accessories like, high pressure nozzles or rotating brushes, work with cold water pressure washers to increase the cleaning power and decrease your cleaning time.
However, if you are cleaning surfaces that have grease or oil on them, hot water is a must. You wouldn't think of washing your greasy hands with cold water and the same applies to pressure washing. If you operate cold water equipment more than a few hours a week, you should consider the labor savings you could realize by switching to a hot water pressure washer.
Belt-Drive vs Direct Drive Pressure Washers
Belt driven pressure washers are most commonly found on commercial/industrial style pressure washers. A belt driven pump is ideal for cleaning applications that require more than 20+ hours per week. On a belt driven unit, the high-pressure pump spins at a less RPM reducing the heat and vibration, which in turn, minimizes the wear and tear on the internal parts of the pump and leads to longer life.
If you will be using your pressure washer less than 20 hours a week, a direct drive may be better suited for your application. Direct drive units turn about twice the RPM as a belt driven unit. These units are usually more compact and easier to transport. They are also typically more cost effective.
Gas Powered vs Electric Pressure Washers
Gas or electric is completely up to the consumer. There are pros and cons to both. Electric is safe to use indoors because you don't have harmful fumes. Electric motors are usually quieter and require less maintenance than a gas engine. Also, with an electric motor you do not have to have gas on hand and you do not need to fight the rising cost of fuel prices.
With a gas pressure washer you have a couple of different choices when selecting an engine. Also, gas engines don't require a power cord which in turn allows more portability.