Bosch AQT 3400+ High Pressure Washer £59.99 @ Amazon
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Bosch AQT 3400+ High Pressure Washer £59.99 @ Amazon

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Found 7th Aug 2017
Deal of the day. The AQT 3400+ high-pressure washer is quick to connect and has the power and accessories to tackle almost any task. It's perfect for effectively cleaning patios, driveways and decking, as well as washing cars, garden furniture and bikes.
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Looks good to me?
Given heat. Dont know why its cold. Mind you it wont be for long
Nice price Baz, seems to be the lowest price by far across retailers.

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Aq5 37-12 went hot at £70+ so this model should get hot too as they are basically the same power according to amazon
Is this an ancient model? Can't see it on the Bosch website. Also is this a water or air cooled motor(pump)?
Over 160 5stars, no question it is reliable model, excellent price. Heat added Baz..
adi060414 m ago

Over 160 5stars, no question it is reliable model, excellent price. Heat …Over 160 5stars, no question it is reliable model, excellent price. Heat added Baz..


I believe not all of the ratings refer to the model posted. Not trying to question reliability here.
The nilfisk for £55 the day before this was a much better buy
Finally your rescued from the nights winter
hhali46 m ago

The nilfisk for £55 the day before this was a much better buy


Why? From what I can tell, this is more powerful and more of a compact design which I prefer.
fort40 m ago

Why? From what I can tell, this is more powerful and more of a compact …Why? From what I can tell, this is more powerful and more of a compact design which I prefer.


It's not more powerful though.

Flow rate on the Bosch is **** poor. It's the usual marketing trick, use a smaller nozzle to increase pressure at expensive of flow.
Edited by moderator: "removed swear" 7th Aug 2017
SmartX2 h, 19 m ago

I believe not all of the ratings refer to the model posted. Not trying to …I believe not all of the ratings refer to the model posted. Not trying to question reliability here.


Yeah, I hate the way that Amazon does that
callum8436 m ago

It's not more powerful though.Flow rate on the Bosch is **** poor. It's …It's not more powerful though.Flow rate on the Bosch is **** poor. It's the usual marketing trick, use a smaller nozzle to increase pressure at expensive of flow.


The Bosch delivers 350 l/h and the Nilfisk (if I'm looking at the right version) gives 440 l/h
Edited by: "simonspeakeasy" 7th Aug 2017
Agree.....flow rate is king. Spot on for the casual user though. I have had 2 Bosch fail due to plastic pumps and were complete pumps to replace. The majority of nilfisk are metal pumps (not that 55 quid one though!).

My c120 is going on 3 years now and just suffered the pulse of death.........fixed for 20 quid.

Flow rate on that is 530. It's a brute.
I'm confused - what is the difference between this and the the AQT 35-12?

Also - I noticed this same AQT 3400+ used to be advertised as having 80 BAR pressure by all retailers including Amazon. It appears to be an 80 Bar pressure washer with 120 Bar max pressure. I'm confused - what exactly does that mean?
Master_Yoda25 m ago

I'm confused - what is the difference between this and the the AQT …I'm confused - what is the difference between this and the the AQT 35-12?Also - I noticed this same AQT 3400+ used to be advertised as having 80 BAR pressure by all retailers including Amazon. It appears to be an 80 Bar pressure washer with 120 Bar max pressure. I'm confused - what exactly does that mean?



I suspect 120 Bar is the maximum pressure produced - the initial 0.5s jolt you get when you first squeeze the trigger, which quickly drops down to the 80 Bar "working pressure".

Most manufacturers advertise the max pressure because bigger is better, right? In reality, working pressure and flow-rate are more important.
Edited by: "hamfist" 7th Aug 2017
Also - I just noticed that all the Bosch flow rates being listed online appear to be incorrect / exagerrated. If you look at the manuals online for all these Bosch pressure washers they have lower flow rates than what is being stated online. Very confused - the manual for the AQT35-12 states a flow rate of 5 Litres a minute which is actually only 300 L/hr , yet is being advertised as 350 L/hr (?). There are similar discrepancies with all the other models too.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 7th Aug 2017
So... Is this is a good deal? Can it be used for cars/patio?
Also noticed the manual for the AQT35-12 states rated pressure 8MPa (which is 80BAR) yet it is being sold as a 120BAR pressure washer! LOL

Basically this is a 300 L/hr 80 Bar pressure washer.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 7th Aug 2017
Master_Yoda38 m ago

Also noticed the manual for the AQT35-12 states rated pressure 8MPa (which …Also noticed the manual for the AQT35-12 states rated pressure 8MPa (which is 80BAR) yet it is being sold as a 120BAR pressure washer! LOLBasically this is a 300 L/hr 80 Bar pressure washer.


It's pretty shocking they get away with it. They are relying on people being unaware of the impact of flow rates and looking solely at pressure.

When comparing units, as you can't rely on just pressure or flow, a good way to compare is to multiply them and it gives you a figure for comparison.
This just gets better and better. Just had a look at the Nilfisk model from yesterday's deal. The manufacturer/retailers have been lying even more about that one!(!) The manual for that shows it acually has a pressure of 80BAR and flow rate of 310 L/hr... That one is being sold as a 110BAR 440 L/hr machine (??) : D

This Bosch one is effectively pretty much the same spec as the one posted yesterday but just made by Bosch instead and with less lies lol.

Also, I think this Bosch one does have a metal pump, as the AQT35-12 apparently does and I don't see how they are different machines - the AQT3400+ doesn't even appear to have ever existed as an actual model online. Worryingly though, Amazon list the weight of the AQT35-12 as 8KG and this AQT3400+ one as 7KG... The machines look identical and appear to have the same spec. Could 1KG be the weight difference of a plastic pump as opposed to a metal one...? : )
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 7th Aug 2017
Hi guys quick question. I ordered the nilfisk one off amazon last night. Am I better off with this Bosch one? Should I cancel the nilfisk one and order this?

Any replies will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Gshow7 m ago

Hi guys quick question. I ordered the nilfisk one off amazon last night. …Hi guys quick question. I ordered the nilfisk one off amazon last night. Am I better off with this Bosch one? Should I cancel the nilfisk one and order this? Any replies will be appreciated. Thanks in advance


No - What would be the point? It's no worse than this and was cheaper so you effectively got a better deal. The Nilfisk definitely also has a metal pump. This one 'may' have a metal pump - still not clear.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 7th Aug 2017
The bosch has 2 years warranty and I think you get 3rd year as well if you register within 30 day of purchase
My own nilfisk packed in at just over a year old, bought the one in yesterdays deal but in all honesty I would say that a three year warranty on any washer has got to be major selling point as certainly from a good bit off searching around on the net a year and a bit is good going for the life off most home pressure washers. can anyone confirm the one from yesterday 100% has a metal pump ?
Jono3005 m ago

My own nilfisk packed in at just over a year old, bought the one in …My own nilfisk packed in at just over a year old, bought the one in yesterdays deal but in all honesty I would say that a three year warranty on any washer has got to be major selling point as certainly from a good bit off searching around on the net a year and a bit is good going for the life off most home pressure washers. can anyone confirm the one from yesterday 100% has a metal pump ?



nilfisk from yesterday does have an aluminium pump and a 2 years warranty
Master_Yoda2 h, 5 m ago

This just gets better and better. Just had a look at the Nilfisk model …This just gets better and better. Just had a look at the Nilfisk model from yesterday's deal. The manufacturer/retailers have been lying even more about that one!(!) The manual for that shows it acually has a pressure of 80BAR and flow rate of 310 L/hr... That one is being sold as a 110BAR 440 L/hr machine (??) : DThis Bosch one is effectively pretty much the same spec as the one posted yesterday but just made by Bosch instead and with less lies lol.Also, I think this Bosch one does have a metal pump, as the AQT35-12 apparently does and I don't see how they are different machines - the AQT3400+ doesn't even appear to have ever existed as an actual model online. Worryingly though, Amazon list the weight of the AQT35-12 as 8KG and this AQT3400+ one as 7KG... The machines look identical and appear to have the same spec. Could 1KG be the weight difference of a plastic pump as opposed to a metal one...? : )


Do you have a link to that manual? Curious now.
callum8411 m ago

Do you have a link to that manual? Curious now.


Just go to the Nilfisk website and look at the pressure washers. The pdf manual is at the bottom of each product page where it says 'downloads'. All these manufacturers are basically quoting nonsense pie in the sky MAX numbers when selling and not the actual true output. It appears they're all at it.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 7th Aug 2017
Indeed, there is a pressure value (p), and a maximum pressure (pmax) value. Same for the flow. What to believe?
I bought one of these a few months ago for £87 . Well worth the money back then . Washes car and patio well.
Master_Yoda2 h, 45 m ago

Just go to the Nilfisk website and look at the pressure washers. The pdf …Just go to the Nilfisk website and look at the pressure washers. The pdf manual is at the bottom of each product page where it says 'downloads'. All these manufacturers are basically quoting nonsense pie in the sky MAX numbers when selling and not the actual true output. It appears they're all at it.


Had a look. Mentions "permissable pressure", which sounds like the absolute max where a safety OPV or relief valve is set to protect unit. There's not much chance of pressure ever being this high during normal operation, just a theoretical max.

Your right, there is a huge difference from advertised pressures to actual operating pressure.
Master_Yoda6 h, 18 m ago

Just go to the Nilfisk website and look at the pressure washers. The pdf …Just go to the Nilfisk website and look at the pressure washers. The pdf manual is at the bottom of each product page where it says 'downloads'. All these manufacturers are basically quoting nonsense pie in the sky MAX numbers when selling and not the actual true output. It appears they're all at it.



Looks like a new Volkswagen scandal,ofm
My other half bought me the smaller version, the 33-11. I've been using full size power washers for years and didn't expect the Bosch to be any good - but it's perfectly capable of washing the cars, and works well with the snow foam lance - and it's so compact it takes up hardly any space. The full sized washer is being moved out of the garage to the shed and will only get dragged out for major cleaning jobs.
hhali7th Aug

The nilfisk for £55 the day before this was a much better buy



Not in my experience. Nilfisk components made in china are cheap and not fit for purpose, customer servivces are not good either. I will never buy another Nilfisk product again, having been a Nilfisk user for over 40 years. Rubbish !
Regarding the Bosch Warranty - Just noticed the Warranty Terms and Conditions state:

"The guarantee does not cover: Components that are subject to wear caused by use"

What kind of nonsense is that lol? That sentence could be used to describe the entire product : D
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 15th Aug 2017
I washed my car with this the other day - I like the machine, but found the detergent dispenser bottle empties in only a few seconds(?). I had to fill it up at least 3-4 times just to wash one car - ended up using tons more detergent than normal? Is this how it's meant to be?(?). I had assumed this device would make your detergent go further not the complete opposite.
Edited by: "Master_Yoda" 15th Aug 2017
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