New From Honda: GCV170 Engine
Replacing the Honda GCV160, the all-new GCV170 pressure washer engines deliver more power and more torque for premium residential applications, along with a range of technological attributes, innovative features and a simple design that make the new model even more reliable and easier to operate and maintain.
The power behind any pressure washer is its engine, and the core of the new Honda GCV170 pressure washer engine is true power output. The engine offers best-in-class power and torque that deliver peak performance in the toughest of operating conditions—including an increase in torque of 18% and a 9% horsepower gain over the GCV160 allow the pump of a pressure washer to produce a steady, even amount of high pressure to the hose and cleaning attachment while reducing the need for the operator to repeat spray.
The Honda GCV170 pressure washer engine meets the SAEJ1349 net horsepower standard, which rates engine power with the muffler and air filter in place. This net standard rating accurately reflects real-world operating conditions.
The new engine design reduces the number of steps required to start the engine by 75% over previous models. A simplified engine layout with user friendly features, including a quick-drain oil tube, a larger fuel tank opening, easy-access spark plug, captive carburetor bolts and a finger-operated filter cover make quick work of disassembly with fewer tools and quicker repairs. A new muffler structure and resin protector reduce engine noise and improve operator comfort and safety. Enhanced balance of the crankshaft reduces engine vibration.
Honda designers pay attention to every detail of every engine, inside and out. The new Honda GCV170 features a robust, polygon-square shape with a sleek, flat top that leaves room for pressure washer manufacturers to include their brands and logos. The engine shape is designed to fit neatly into the frames of pressure washers.
The all-new Honda engines are assembled in the U.S. at the Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. facility in Swepsonville, NC using domestic and globally sourced parts. The Honda GCV170 pressure washer engine will be available in spring 2021, carrying a two-year non-declining warranty.
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