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aclassic
06-13-2007, 11:35 AM
I just bought a used PL800 aerator with the 6.5 B&S Intek with the 6-1 gear reduction. I was wondering if you can swap it with a 5.5 Honda and use the reducer from the Briggs and put it on the Honda? Does it bolt together? Are these reducers brand specific or are they interchangeable?
Thanks

lawnmaniac883
06-13-2007, 01:14 PM
I'm not sure if the briggs reduction can be interchanged with the honda but I know honda sells engines with the gear reduction already on them.

aclassic
06-13-2007, 05:57 PM
Right, I'm trying to avoid spending the extra $100+ just to get the model w/ the reducer. I've been doing a google search and its hard to even find gear reducers to see if they can be used on both engines interchangeably.
Anybody else know?

pugs
06-13-2007, 06:00 PM
Would never work. You need a gear reduction crankshaft. The small gear is built into the crank shaft I think. Its not like you could just buy an engine with a 3/4" shaft, cut it down to length and stick the gear on it.

You can get a 6.5 Honda 6:1 gear reduction as well.

Restrorob
06-13-2007, 06:41 PM
Can you post the model, Type and code numbers off this engine ?

Restrorob
06-13-2007, 06:45 PM
Its not like you could just buy an engine with a 3/4" shaft, cut it down to length and stick the gear on it.

Some OEM's do just that pugs, It's cheaper for them to purchase a standard crank engine and use a reduction box with a slide on gear.

Here is one right here thats keyed with 6.1 reduction box;

http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/product.asp?PN=GX200HX&desc=Honda+Engine+6+5+HP+3+4+Horizontal+Keyed+Shaft+OHV+CIS+Low+Oil+Shutdown+6+1+Gear+Reduction

pugs
06-13-2007, 09:35 PM
Some OEM's do just that pugs, It's cheaper for them to purchase a standard crank engine and use a reduction box with a slide on gear.

Here is one right here thats keyed with 6.1 reduction box;

http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/product.asp?PN=GX200HX&desc=Honda+Engine+6+5+HP+3+4+Horizontal+Keyed+Shaft+OHV+CIS+Low+Oil+Shutdown+6+1+Gear+Reduction


Thats the output shaft that is a keyed 3/4" shaft. I am talking about the crankshaft of the engine....

The image shows the crank that the honda GX200 HX2 engine uses.

Restrorob
06-13-2007, 10:18 PM
Thats the output shaft that is a keyed 3/4" shaft. I am talking about the crankshaft of the engine....

Yeah, I posted that quickly on edit (had to go someplace) by the second pic they showed.

I have still seen a few reducers with the slide on gear but it's been a while.

aclassic
06-13-2007, 10:44 PM
heres the actual pic of the briggs w/ reducer. i dont know if its a slide on one, or built in.

Restrorob
06-14-2007, 06:30 AM
That one is the splined crank......

aclassic
06-14-2007, 04:18 PM
thanks for the help fellas