Evolution Power Tools – Build Evolution Evo-System Engine : Good bit of kit!

Very good bit of kit and cheeper than most electric ones without the advantages.

Not used it yet but an updated review will follow later, appears to be a sturdy well built product. Protective case for the coupling was damaged on receipt although there was no damage to the package, seems somebody isn’t quality checking before dispatch.

Used this to clear a ditch (as pointed out in other reviews, you must have the petrol engine that this plugs into). Very easy to prime and great throughput. Please note that you also need to buy the impeller ridged hose(recommend about 5 meters and get the clear version so you can see the water starting to be sucked up) and the lay flat output host (i use a 15 meters output hose but it would be fine with 20+). You will also need to buy some strong jubilee clips as the ones that come with the pump probably won’t compress the ridged hose enough for a seal. All in all, outstanding pump.

Does the job perfectly, we have large vans to clean. Excellent bit of kit and easy to use and set up.

  • Quality control, quality control, wherefore art thou quality control
  • Most powerful pressure washer I ever owned
  • Only worth it if you need other appliances in the system and even then.

Evolution Evo-System Engine

  • Powerful and reliable petrol engine (6.5 hp)
  • 3.1 Litre fuel tank
  • Robust and durable steel frame with wheel kit for ideal mobility
  • Easy to store with folding handle and output frame
  • 2-year warranty (only valid if purchased in the UK)

Great dose good job starts easy. Looking forward to trying generator. This product needs compressor attachment.

Great power, easy to set up and use, just exactly what we needed. We have large vans to clean and does the job perfectly.

Took a while to get started then found that it didn’t have enough oil in the sump so warning to anybody else who looking to buy the evo-system please check the oil level first. The one i bought was very low on oil but other than that it seems to be ok.

Super little generator just the thing we have been looking for for a long time to replace the large bulky and very heavy ones used in the passed also have the pressure washer unit just as happy with that item too.

Left a review for the pressure washer, so read my experience there. This is an awesome piece of equipment – every house owner should have one. Can’t wait for more output’s to come out. Since you read the reviews, you will know by now that this is just the engine, and by itself does squat, so you need at least one output (washer, generator or pump). Because the unit vibrates quite a bit (at least my washer is doing that), the fuel cap came off and landed on some hot piece of metal. I was pleased that the manufacturer sent me a new cap within a day with no fuzz. Other than that, i can say only great things about the engine/washer combo: starts instantly, performs exceptionally well as a power washer and the handle can be removed, so it can be transported in every decently sized boot. And believe me, you will have to load it in a boot, because all your friends will ask you if they can borrow it, once they see your patio, garden furniture or what not. I bought it as a “used” item from the amazon warehouse and paid 160 quid for the engine with pressure washer output. I received brand new units, if they were opened i was at least unable to tell.

A great unit and performs well and starts easily, just remember not to pull cord straight from bottom but let it catch and then pull.

Ideal for my business, its a lovely product to have and does what it meant to do and more. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

2 part kit well worth the money bought with evo200 engine would recommend to family friends before they buy electric one.

Unit works very well after some help from evolution products. They were very nice and supplied a replacement for part damaged by abuse. Could not ask for better support and have now purchased the generator unit as well. Saved money as the generator was needed for an emergency and since i had the evo system, only needed the generator unit.

Works well but the exhaust fell off as the bolts were loose on delivery. Petrol cap fits badly and shakes loose when the engine is running (under load and connected to the pressure washer) and the whole unit moves (leaving black marks on paving slabs) or on any flat surfaces even when the wheel break is on. Exhaust is rusting too where paint has burnt off.

I bought this with the engine, plenty of power it didn’t come with a turbo lanceso i put my bosch turbo lance on to it, worked brilliantly, the bosch lance was the only good thingabout the bosch pro 160x pressure washer. I needed a longer hose as it is 6m long, i e-mailed evolution but they never repied, dissapointing. I got one from a local dealer, cheaper than online, 20mm male 20mm female ends. I would have given 5 stars but evolution didn’t help.

Surprisingly large and heavy, but works. Seems robust, and will no doubt dig us out of a few power-free holes as time goes by.

Powerful add-on to the evolution evosystem engine unit that works really well unlike the kind of pressure washer available in some of the large diy stores.

Used this with the petrol engine that it plugs into for powering all sorts of things. If your going to use it with power sensitive products such as televisions you may need a ups in between or at least a surge protector. Very good product and reliable. The petrol engine you need to buy is easy to start and runs for a long time on a single tank of fuel.

This item is the actual pressure washer and the item above powers it very good item. Quite small which is quite surprising for its power rating. Clips onto evo engine in seconds well worth the price. Better than the popular expensive yellow model that i previously had.

Another good piece of equipment could do with longer hose and had small problem with lance but true to word evolution power tools were quick to replace part.

I bought the engine unit with the pressure washer as it seemed an average price combined for a good petrol pressure washer and the expandability would be handy for jobs i was planning in the near future. Its this expandability that’s its biggest selling point and it appears when evolution have created the product they have been faced with a decision to make. Create it uncompromisingly as a great product that can become a must have for diyers and light commercial use or they can mass produce it as cheap as possible and make a quick buck before its reputation catches up with it. Sadly it appears to have gone with the latter. The build quality is atrocious, screws that are mis-threaded, cheap materials and lots of rattles and drips. I don’t think its a case of too small a sample size being checked for qc, i doubt they have any qc, the budget instead being utilized to incentivize social media and bloggers to advertise their products. What i find most disappointing however is that its such a good idea, and there doesn’t appear to be any competitors for it out there (and therefore none i can turn to for a better product). So i’ve tightened everything up that was loose, added spacers and new screws to try and improve it and for now its adequate for me. Its only due to the idea and the fact there is nothing else out there like it i can justify 3 stars, only buy it if you are willing to tinker with it to get it working how you want it to, as unfortunately the product is in terrible shape out of the box.

Great generator, puts out plenty of kw (2. Had it running with everything i own in my garageand never missed a beat. Beware, this needs the evo system engine to work.

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  1. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Generator stuck, refused to turn. Insides scratched and damaged. No response from manufacturer of amazon.
    1. Generator stuck, refused to turn. Insides scratched and damaged. No response from manufacturer of amazon.
  2. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Great pressure, but within weeks, items started to fall off. Petrol cap, feet for frame, wheels seized and more importantly, the inlet connection for the hosepipe failed.
    1. Great pressure, but within weeks, items started to fall off. Petrol cap, feet for frame, wheels seized and more importantly, the inlet connection for the hosepipe failed.
  3. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    The generator purchase is a fantastic compact product promptly delivered within the dates that were specified. Very happy with my purchase.
  4. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    The generator purchase is a fantastic compact product promptly delivered within the dates that were specified. Very happy with my purchase.
  5. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Not long after buying it the wheels bend into the fraim and will not stay in position not suitable for the weight, had it now just over a year and only used it twice for about 2 hours in total and it will not go.
  6. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Not long after buying it the wheels bend into the fraim and will not stay in position not suitable for the weight, had it now just over a year and only used it twice for about 2 hours in total and it will not go.
    1. I bought the pressure washer with the engine unit as the first attachment due to it being competitively priced with other petrol pressure washers and the expandability of the system being a big selling point. My review on the engine unit lays out my lack of faith in any quality control at evolution and this experience is echo’d in the pressure washer. The pressure washer appears slightly better built (not too difficult) though does have a small leak from the main unit, this does not appear to affect performance, and there are far fewer parts to rattle or that require tightening up. Once up and running it does provide good flow, though with only two settings on the nozzle it can be slightly limiting. If you have invested in the engine then the pressure washer is worth the price, if you are only looking for a petrol pressure washer however i’d look elsewhere as the product as a whole is not refined enough and is only worth it for those that want to save across multiple appliances and only if they are happy to put up with shoddy build quality.
  7. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    I bought the pressure washer with the engine unit as the first attachment due to it being competitively priced with other petrol pressure washers and the expandability of the system being a big selling point. My review on the engine unit lays out my lack of faith in any quality control at evolution and this experience is echo’d in the pressure washer. The pressure washer appears slightly better built (not too difficult) though does have a small leak from the main unit, this does not appear to affect performance, and there are far fewer parts to rattle or that require tightening up. Once up and running it does provide good flow, though with only two settings on the nozzle it can be slightly limiting. If you have invested in the engine then the pressure washer is worth the price, if you are only looking for a petrol pressure washer however i’d look elsewhere as the product as a whole is not refined enough and is only worth it for those that want to save across multiple appliances and only if they are happy to put up with shoddy build quality.
    1. Great system all round except for the handle which is just too short for the unit on its own and way too short to transport it with the generator attachment. It’s a wonder evo do not have a retrofit as i am sure they have had this complaint lots of times.
  8. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Great system all round except for the handle which is just too short for the unit on its own and way too short to transport it with the generator attachment. It’s a wonder evo do not have a retrofit as i am sure they have had this complaint lots of times.
    1. Its trying to do everything and doing it all badly. Its heavy, noisy and impossible to move about as the handle to push it around is only suitable if your 4. Save your money or buy all the bits as equipment that is designed for the job it was intended for.
      1. Its trying to do everything and doing it all badly. Its heavy, noisy and impossible to move about as the handle to push it around is only suitable if your 4. Save your money or buy all the bits as equipment that is designed for the job it was intended for.
  9. This product is not very good. I bought the pump and the washer along with the generator. Its noisy, the washer is not very effective, the lance does not have much of a variable jet setting on it. Save your money, its trying to do all jobs – it does, just badly.
    1. This product is not very good. I bought the pump and the washer along with the generator. Its noisy, the washer is not very effective, the lance does not have much of a variable jet setting on it. Save your money, its trying to do all jobs – it does, just badly.
  10. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    I find this very hard to get pumping needs better lifting from tank.
      1. It’s a generator, but it needs a motor. Most people looking for generators expect them to have a petrol motor and tank. It’s just a generator built to attach to an evolution motor — which costs a further £200 or so. Shouldn’t be advertised along with generators that do have petrol motors.
  11. It’s a generator, but it needs a motor. Most people looking for generators expect them to have a petrol motor and tank. It’s just a generator built to attach to an evolution motor — which costs a further £200 or so. Shouldn’t be advertised along with generators that do have petrol motors.
  12. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Great unit, easy to start nd an engine that puts out plenty of power. Engine is imo quiet and runs well even when used for longer periods. Only qualm and reason for not giving 5 stars, is the transport handle;this is not supported enough (only two wing nuts). As the unit is quite heavyi am sure this will not last long. Would have been easily reinforced, by justusing 4 wing nuts. The pto units are easily mounted (generator, pressure washer)sliding onto the engine (note: best done at a downwards angle). Would highly recommend, especially as the general price of this unit has come downa lot over the past 12 months. Just be careful to compare the offers on amazon as there arequite big proces differences. This engine is slightly cheaper than the mitsubishi engine. I can’t compare the two, as i have only owned this one.
  13. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Great unit, easy to start nd an engine that puts out plenty of power. Engine is imo quiet and runs well even when used for longer periods. Only qualm and reason for not giving 5 stars, is the transport handle;this is not supported enough (only two wing nuts). As the unit is quite heavyi am sure this will not last long. Would have been easily reinforced, by justusing 4 wing nuts. The pto units are easily mounted (generator, pressure washer)sliding onto the engine (note: best done at a downwards angle). Would highly recommend, especially as the general price of this unit has come downa lot over the past 12 months. Just be careful to compare the offers on amazon as there arequite big proces differences. This engine is slightly cheaper than the mitsubishi engine. I can’t compare the two, as i have only owned this one.
  14. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Purchased with the engine unit, again this unit is also faulty as you can move the lance up or down to access the low pressure for using soap.
    1. Purchased with the engine unit, again this unit is also faulty as you can move the lance up or down to access the low pressure for using soap.
      1. Machine ok but came with a broken hose connector would of liked a replacement hose.
  15. This review is from : Evolution Evo-System Engine

    Machine ok but came with a broken hose connector would of liked a replacement hose.

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