FAQ’S

Other than your Head Office, where I can buy Ford Tools and Ford Power Equipment products?

Most Ford Tools and Equipment products are sold in hardware stores and Ford dealerships Countrywide.

How can I become a distributor for your company?

You need to contact our Head Office +27 10 140 6992  to meet with one of our managers and discuss future business.

How can I get a copy of Ford Tools and Equipment catalogue mailed to me?

Please register your details on our website or mail us on admin@ford-tools.co.za with your complete details and we will send you a copy of our latest catalogue within a short period of time. Also All of our items are available online through our web catalog.

Where can I get a copy of Ford Tools or Ford Power Equipment products?

Most of our manuals are located in the manual section under Support.

Do generators need maintenance?

Yes, all generators require periodic oil and filter changes to ensure maximum performance for years of reliable service. Refer to the owner’s manual for routine maintenance procedures and schedules.

What type of oil should I use?

An SAE rated oil should be use for gasoline and diesel engines, Refer to your owner’s manual for details. To find your owner’s manual online, visit the manual section.

How much oil does a Ford generator normally use?

This varies on the model and depends on the time since the last oil change, power produced by the generator is producing and the power outage. Refer to the user manual for a complete maintenance schedule.

What size generator do I need to buy?

The size of the generator is based on the type of appliances, equipment, pumps, air-conditioners and other electrical devices requiring power. Please ask one of customer service personal to assist recommend a generator suitable for you.

What is the difference between PSI and GPM in pressure washers?

PSI is short for “pounds per square inch.” It is a measure of the water pressure coming out of the power washer. While GPM stands for “gallons per minute” and describes how much water is flowing through the pressure washer Both rating are equally important because they determine the pressure washer cleaning power and help you decide which model to buy depending on your requirements.

Does the generator need to be grounded?

For safety measures, the generator must be properly grounded. If it’s not grounded, you run the risk of electrocution.

How do I start my electric pressure washer?

  • Attach garden hose between water supply and pressure washer.
  • Attach high-pressure hose between spray wand and pressure washer.
  • Turn water on.
  • Depress trigger on spray wand to purge any water or air from the unit.
  • Depress and hold the trigger on the spray wand to relieve any built-up pressure within the pump and continue to hold the trigger while switching to the “ON” position.