Airace DirtWorker Portable Pressure washer INSTORE @ Halfords - Was £85 now £25 - HotUKDeals
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A bit like marmite this product, but very handy for cleaning off the mud and grime prior flinging the mountain bike into the back of the car. Runs off a 12V ciggy lighter socket.

"The Dirtworker will cut through thick mud - even the sticky clay you get in Kent and it will get tyres clean. Dry baked-on grime is a bit more of a struggle but wet it, leave it and spray it again and it will shift. It's also low impact, meaning the jet isn't going to blast water into your bearings or past fork seals, which in the long run could save you money [compared with a potentially cheaper but more powerful washer].

If getting your bike cleaned quickly while you're standing freezing in the car park is what this head to head is all about, then Dirtworker is definitely the winner."
MBR Jan 2008


I popped into Halfords and saw this in clearance section (the last one) and naturally picked it up. The original price was run up as just £25, which even at this price is a bargain if you can locate stock.

FYI item is marked as "430991 12V Pressure Washer " on my receipt.
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#1
Full details here: http://www.dirtworker.co.uk/
Review here: http://www.bikemagic.com/news/article/mps/UAN/4620/v/1/sp
Another review here: http://www.xcracer.com/content.php?pid=250
And here: (Including useful video of spray nozzle in action) http://www.gravity-slaves.co.uk/?a=422
Spray:
http://www.xcracer.com/media_base/article_images/medium/PB130008.jpg

Range:
http://www.gravity-slaves.co.uk/articles/422/dirtworker_range.jpg
#2
Any ideas of stock locations? Or is it just go and see.......... ???????
1 Like #3
Im afraid I had the last one in Orpington and I didnt ask about other stock (Im supposed to be Xmas shopping for others, not myself!), but ring around and see.
I've given as much info as I can to (such as product code) to make locating stock easier.
Even though Ive not checked for other stock I though Id let you UKHD bikers know about this crazy low price.


Oh and by the way - you can typically get 2 lightly caked bikes clean out of the 14L water resevoir, and whilst the pressure isnt as high as one might expect (a good things as it wont stipe your bearings of grease like a high pressure car jet wash) it is sufficient for the job.
#4
Nice price!
Will this be effective to use for a car wash?
#5
Gorillasan
Nice price!
Will this be effective to use for a car wash?


From experience, the answer is absolutely no, unless its for a kiddies ride on car.:santa: Sorry !

Update: Although some people seem to think you can
#6
Useful info follows if interested.
Just been looking into running this off the mains @ home, using a convertor.Source

Damien From Airace says that the older models (2006 + prior?) draw 6-8 amps and the newer ones run at 4-5amps.
#7
Oh.....nevermind it's a good price anyway, hot!
1 Like #8
Gorillasan
Nice price!
Will this be effective to use for a car wash?


No, but while looking on Halfords site i found a similar thing for £15 for washing cars :


http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_501205_langId_-1_categoryId_165609
#9
Good idea but you don't really wanna be sucking amps out of your battery in the winter in the middle of nowhere. :?

I brought a cheapie gardeners pump up sprayer with adjustable spray which gives you sufficient PSI and 6 litres of water / detergent mix. (got mine from ASDA for £5 ages ago)

Cleans the wellies and the bike (I don't ride in wellies!) :p
#10
Shazzad;3829689
Good idea but you don't really wanna be sucking amps out of your battery in the winter in the middle of nowhere. :?

Just keep the engine running - but watch out for car jackers.
#11
Be careful cleaning your bike with this. Avoid directing the jet at areas which have bearings, eg. bottom brakcet, stem. The jet can strip out the oils therein which are lubricating the bike, and long term this can lead to squeaks and stiffness.
Seems like a great idea though otherwise. Voted hot.
#12
hot but only coz i know what they clay is like in kent lol
#13
I have one of these, brought it a couple of years ago for 80 quid. Even at that price I think it's fantastic. Normally get 2 or 3 bikes cleaned out of a fill, wouldn't worry too much about bearings the pressure is (delibrately - to avoid hurting bearings) quite low.

The title is misleading really, it's not a pressure washer, they normally operate at 1500psi, I doubt this operates at more than 80psi. Does what it says on the can extremley well.
#14
Stafford Halfords have never heard of them, numpties, HOT anyways :thumbsup:

Wouldn't mind one of these either, been using a garden spray thing which is ****
#15
Nice Lefty
#16
wolvesinwales
No, but while looking on Halfords site i found a similar thing for £15 for washing cars :


http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_501205_langId_-1_categoryId_165609

I have just reserved one of these for washin my car sounds brilliant as I dont have a tap at the front of my house so its a pain stretching the hose from kitchen tap and then it leaks and oh I am so excoited - car might get a birthday tonight now!!
#17
Stock anywhere??? :(
#18
ewanjp;3831974
the pressure is (delibrately - to avoid hurting bearings) quite low.
More likely the pressure is low because this is such a piddly little thing compared with a proper pressure washer which consumes ten or more times the power.
#19
Just bought the last one in Bristol! am well chuffed as they spent around 10 minutes trying to find it out the back. (had the usual "a 12v pressure washer.. are you sure?)
#20
riverrat72
I have just reserved one of these for washin my car sounds brilliant as I dont have a tap at the front of my house so its a pain stretching the hose from kitchen tap and then it leaks and oh I am so excoited - car might get a birthday tonight now!!


Ive reserved one too for the same reason, , no more waiting for rain to wash the car now.:-D
#21
I'm glad you guys have managed to find stock out there.

Does anyone know if these are the new (6-8amp)or old (4-5amp) models? Just spoke with Mr Airace himself (and very friendly chap) and he thinks that these will be the older 6-8amp stock.
Interestingly once it starts its peak draw is about 8amps (for a milliseconf) and then settles down to 6.5amps.
He recommended look at http://www.eurobatteries.com/ for a solution, which I have yet to do.

BTW, thanks to those that any left annonymous heat and rep.
#22
Just use a car battery charger which delivers the current you want. It doesn't need a smoothed, regulated supply.
#23
pibpob
Just use a car battery charger which delivers the current you want. It doesn't need a smoothed, regulated supply.


All depends upon how quick the charger charges I suppose.
#24
I've just seen this 200W Portable Power Pack for £30 for the ultimate in portability although doesnt say much about the batteries capacity:

Multifunction power pack to provide you with not only a means to run mains powered electrical devices up to 200 watts but two DC 12V cigarette lighter sockets, LED map light and USB charging socket.

* An essential source of emergency power whilst on the move!
* Features a 200W invertor, twin DC 12V cigarette sockets, LED map light and USB charging socket
* Supplied with cables to provide continuous power to invertor via 12V cigarette lighter socket
* Can also be charged up via mains power supply (included)

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=225153&source=1
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/full/A10HZ.jpg
#25
jazid
I've just seen this 200W Portable Power Pack for £30 for the ultimate in portability although doesnt say much about the batteries capacity:Multifunction power pack to provide you with not only a means to run mains powered electrical devices up to 200 watts but two DC 12V cigarette lighter sockets, LED map light and USB charging socket.* An essential source of emergency power whilst on the move!* Features a 200W invertor, twin DC 12V cigarette sockets, LED map light and USB charging socket* Supplied with cables to provide continuous power to invertor via 12V cigarette lighter socket* Can also be charged up via mains power supply (included)http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=225153&source=1http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/full/A10HZ.jpg

Er........yes.
Someone tried to start my car with one of these just last week.
He ended up dissconnecting his car battery and lugging it closer to mine.
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