Direct Drive vs Belt Drive

Benefits of Belt Drive
  • Lower RPM
  • Can Draw Water From a Tank
  • Excellent Vibration Absorption
  • Longer Life
  • Lower Operating Temperature

Disadvantages of Belt Drive:

  • Not as Efficient
    • ie: 3500psi belt vs 4000psi direct
    • or 3.5gpm belt vs 4.0gpm direct
  • More Maintenance Required Tightening & Replacing Belts

Benefits of Direct Drive:

  • Lightweight and Compact Design
  • Lower Up Front Cost

Disadvantages of Direct Drive:

  • Reduced Life Span
  • Can't Draw Water from Tank