SIMPSON MegaShot Pressure Washer

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SIMPSON MegaShot Pressure Washer Review

SIMPSON MegaShot Pressure Washer 

Manufacturer: SIMPSON
Model number: MS61043
Price: 280.00
Power source: gas
Motor size: 208 cc
Weight: 56 lbs
The SIMPSON MegaShot Pressure Washer is perfect for the “Do-it-Yourselfer” or contractor looking for occasional use, yet solid pressure washer at a GREAT price.

The MegaShot pressure washer is simple and intuitive to use. It’s a great tool for cleaning decks, masonry patios, outdoor furniture, trucks, boats, large equipment, and prepping home exteriors for painting.

SIMPSON MegaShot Pressure Washer Specifications


Hose Material:

Product Width:18 in.
Hose Length:25 ft.
Product Height:35.75 in.
Maximum Flow Rate:2.4 GPM
Country of origin:Made in USA
Engine Displacement:208 cc
Product Length:23.75 in.
Hose Diameter:1/4 in.
Power Type:Gas
Engine Brand:SIMPSON
Recommended PSI Range:3,000 PSI
Product Weight:56 lb.


The MegaShot is light enough that one person can lift it into the bed of a truck. It weighs 56 lbs and has 12-in. never-flat wheels for ease of maneuverability across various terrain. The front of the pressure washer has sturdy rubber feet to prevent it from “walking away,” while the unit is running.

The unit has a welded steel frame construction with a powder-coated finish for durability and corrosion resistance.

Motor and Pump

The SIMPSON MegaShot Series pressure washers come with either a 208cc HONDA, KOHLER, or SIMPSON OHV gas engine.

The MegaShot puts water out at 3000 PSI and 2.4 GPM. It comes with a durable and more affordable axial pump.

This pressure washer has only three controls; and on/off switch, choke, and fuel shutoff. We found it to be intuitive to hook up, easy to operate, and effortless to start.

SIMPSON MegaShot 5-In-1 Nozzle

The SIMPSON MegaShot pressure washer has a 5-in-1 Nozzle permanently attached to the spray wand. This nozzle rotates allowing you to select, 0, 15, 25, 40-degree spray patterns, and a soap application spray to use for a variety of cleaning applications. This nozzle allows you to quickly and easily adjust spray patterns. Plus there’s no losing the nozzles anymore!

The spray gun stores conveniently on the Pressure Washer’s handle, like most pressure washers.

Using the SIMPSON MegaShot Pressure Washer

As a remodeling contractor, we use a pressure washer to clean surfaces, prep for painting, and most recently to remove graffiti off a client’s store.

The MegaShot started on the first pull every time and ran for several hours, sometimes until it was out of gas. We especially liked how quick and easy it was to change the 5-in-1 spray pattern nozzle. The 25-foot long MorFlex high-pressure hose was flexible and easy to manage. It will not scuff up surfaces and did not kink which is a pet peeve of ours. This hose rolls tight and stows nicely under the handle with an attached buckle and Velcro strap.

While cleaning we found the 3000 PSI was adequate to remove tough dirt, mildew off bluestones [patio] and spray paint off brick [with the aid of paint striper]

We did not use the soap applicator on the two projects we used the MegaShot on, but we did test it and found it worked fine.  One detail that we liked learning was that this pressure washer is Made in the USA.

We enjoyed using the MegaShot pressure washer and are now looking for more opportunities to pull it out of our tool shed.


The SIMPSON MegaShot pressure washer sells online at Tractor Supply for $280

Simpson MegaShot Pressure Washer Video Review

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Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob Robillard

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