Simply the best
Every now and again a product comes along that exceeds expectations and performs above its price line.
This is that little gem the Kranzle K2160 TST. I have the 14 amp model 3.2kw. Needs a 15 amp outlet, they also make a 10 amp 2160tst but I chose the bigger machine with more power and water output.
Quoted at 30-140 bar operating pressure with 160 max. With 11 litres per minute flow. 15metre hose
I was continually getting nearer 150 bar while using the lance and lower nearer 140 or around 2000 psi when using the surface cleaner.
Brought the machine in August 2013 so have had 4 years of use, not professional or business only private around own property.
Did get alot of use at certain times of the year. Large limestone paths some walls and concrete driveway and some machines like mowers and dirt of equipment etc.
I have had a number of machines in the past karcher, Aussie F140, Even a Gato Art 58 from back in the Marlows store days. Note all these are electric.
Everyone had problems lasted less than 3 years, auto shut off problems, leaks, connection at the aluminium threads where high pressure hose connects to the machine. Damaged corroded threads seals wearing quickly, a rebuild on the F140 after a long 3-4 month lay off over winter, internals clogged up pistons.
So far so good on the Kranzle after 4 years, all O rings are okay haven't had to replace any yet.
Threads are fine no corrosion etc.
The machine has a low 1400rpm 4 pole motor very quiet and long lasting.
The auto shut off working as good as the day it was brought.
The machine feels so much smoother and user friendly than the others and each piece of the accessories is fine tuned into the machine,The variable lance, the turbo nozzle and the surface cleaner.
Like you pick it up to use and it becomes a pleasure and not chore to use.
Only slight downside is around 38kg when moving, and needs to lay flat when operating, but stores upright fits in corners easily or like mine slides under a bench.
I also noticed the first day I used it it gave a better clean on the limestone than the previous machine the AussieF140 which I sold straight away, and only used the Kranzle ever since.
Note the Kranze is almost twice the price at $1,850 in 2013.Plus $300 for the surface cleaner or what Kranzle call UFO round floor cleaner. The floor cleaner is a must have on paths, quicker a less overspray.
Overall glad I paid up and chose the 15 amp model, and would not hesitate to buy another tomorrow.
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