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We often see moulded pressure washers and we often see stainless steel ones but neither John nor I could recall seeing machines combining the two materials and certainly nothing looking quite as smart as the Sirmac machines.
Dr Sara Bagassi told us that this was for extra stability and strength in a machine which was designed to be more compact but quite a bit taller than traditional machines.
"The tubular painted steel structure gives high rigidity, the stainless steel hood is 1mm thick and all tanks are made by rotational moulding (average thickness 5mm)," she explained.
She showed us how the controls on the front panel are intuitive and easy to reach and how the lance, of whatever kind or length, can be arranged vertically at the back of the machine where it stays tightly anchored even when moving the machine. She explained that the rear footboard allows the user to lift the front of the machine to get past possible obstacles and how easy it is for the 10 litre detergent tank to be removed from the machine without tools, to allow for emptying, washing and/or a change of detergent. We saw how the 3.2 litre anti-scale tank provides good storage for the electric cable while the rear stainless steel bracket facilitates the easy roll-up of the hose.The front hood is fixed with four knobs and can be removed with the aid of two built-in handles.
All models in the range are equipped with an Interpump series 47 high pressure pump, an electrical motor to IP55 standard which offers total protection against water and many other interesting features.
Our photograph shows Paolo Lonton with the machine.
23rd May 2013