General Pump Pressure Washer Telescoping Wand Back Belt
This back belt is necessary in order to use the Telescoping Wand for any real length of time.
I attempted to use the wand without the belt ONCE and had to wait a week while waiting for the belt to arrive. Should have bought both together, but was trying to save some $$.
Buy it. Your back and arms will thank you.
June 11, 2014
Works... kind of?
The plastic clips use a traditional tightening mechanism but fail to hold and just loosen. Pretty basic stuff, but they managed to fail at one of their two jobs. I used big safety pins on both belt and shoulder clips.
The piece to attach to pole you really need to play with to get a feel for what works for you. The picture shows it below the handle, the instruction indicate 16" up the pole, and I ended up directly above handle for best support. It helps your back for sure, but pretty horribly made.
June 10, 2013
Pressure Washer Wand Support Belt is Essential
This belt is an absolute essential for use with the Model # DLTG18 or 24' wand extension. Without it, holding the wand while even partially extended will create tremendous back pain. This belt takes all the vertical weight and allows the wand to be controllable, My only problem with it was that the plastic connection clip that attaches to the wand broke before the end of the first season and had to be replaced.
April 23, 2013
Not a bad belt...
This belt is a must have for using the extension wands. You would have to have arms like Conan the Barbarian to use that wand without the belt. It is kind of flimsy, but it gets the job done. I think when the plastic clip breaks I will add a metal one myself.
October 15, 2012
Dont buy this belt
I read the reviews for the wand and they all said that the 24' wand required the belt because the extended wand was very hard to support and control. The belt clip supporting the wand broke as soon as I tried to attach it. Do NOT buy this belt!. The back and should support straps seem OK, but there is no way that the plastic little clip is going to support the weight of the 24' wand... and it didn't. I had to return the wand as well and get the smaller 18' since the 24' is too difficult to control without the support belt... I am 6'3" and 195 pounds so I am not of a wimpy build. I was very disappointed in the Belt. There are 3 clips (one for the shoulder, one for the waist and one for the wand.).. The one for the wand is the weak and defective component. Without a proper belt, you may need to re-think which wand extension you want.
April 20, 2012
As much as I like Northern's products, I really can't recommend this belt. When I use my extension, I rest the butt against me and have more maneuverability. I felt that the belt was confining and rather cheap. I think that it should just be tossed in with the extension anyway.
August 23, 2010
I may not be using it right but I do not find this product helpful and yes I read the directions. The 24' wand does get heavy but it is just as heavy with the back belt.
August 23, 2010
Pressure washer wand back belt
I agree with one of the other reviews. This was junk! This belt also broke during my first and only time using it. The clip/holder for the wand broke away from the belt. It also seemed awkward to use.
November 2, 2009
Wand Back Belt
Must have if you will be operating the telescoping wands at full extension, or if you operate one for an extended period. One problem - the waist buckle is flimsy. Use caution when buckling it. It must be aligned or the prongs will break.
October 19, 2009
No problems with mine
I'm a big guy and I was impressed by the fact that this belt fit me without having to modify it. Usually when a product description says "One size fits all" they really mean one size fits most average sized people.
To be fair though, I do not use this belt as frequently as some of the other reviewers use theirs. If I did I might encounter the problems they mention. All I can say is that I did not encounter any of the problems mentioned by other reviewers the few times I have used mine.
October 10, 2009