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Old 06-07-2018, 08:01 AM   #11
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I had a karcher k5.5 (old model)for 8 years plus!








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I have heard that the older models were better made than the new ones. I have a 411A that I bought around 2000, its used all day 3 days a week. Works just as well as the day I bought it.


I see this model for sale on Gumtree for coffee money, often tempted to buy one as a back up.

ETA just looked on ebay to see what price they sell for, £10-12 in full working order.

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Old 06-07-2018, 08:07 AM   #12
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Just to throw in a cheaper option. My little K2 is nearly 10 yers old now. Cost me £40 on karcher outlet and gets used for light work, car each week, patio once a year etc. Still working fine and just gets shoved back in garage after each use
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:01 PM   #13
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Surprised about the problem with Kranzle, you must have been unlucky. What was the problem?
I agree the reason many pro valeters use the kranzle is because there tanks, but even tanks can be stopped and break down. If they were immune to problems they would charge triple what they cost.

Have picked up the phone and spoken to kranzle? Its under warranty
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:21 PM   #14
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:59 PM   #15
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Nilfisk for me, got a 140 version it gets used by friends and family all year round so it has fairly hard life.

Only had to buy 1 o-ring that i lost when giving it a service.

4 years of use so far.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:22 PM   #16
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Another Karcher user here K375(?)

12 years with little no maintenance and lots of use. I clean out inlet filter from time to time, but never flush it out - although using DI water i suspect helps.

I did buy a 10m proper rubber/wire hose to replace the crap OEM item.

I shall run it until it stops, then buy another Karcher.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:41 PM   #17
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+1 for Nilfisk here, very reliable based on my experience.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:56 PM   #18
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Had a few Karcher over the years with the last being a 6.80 and they have all failed.

Got an Nilfisk E145 now and it's the best i've had and still going strong after 4 years

Wouldn't have a Karcher again
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Old 06-07-2018, 07:46 PM   #19
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I should've added 'for use on a daily basis'.
I've no doubt a K4 would go for a while longer if I only used it once a week!
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Karcher hd range.. I've got a 5/12c and it's a superb machine highly recommended. All brass fittings etc
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