Originally Posted by sjessen
Looks like each of these mowers uses Briggs engines as well.
Yep, except the CC760ES which appears to use a "Powermore" engine. I believe those are Chinese engines. I must say however, it appears the Chinese engines are pretty good in some cases. I've talked to some guys that have had good experiences with them. Some have even gone so far as to say they are better than most of the B&S these days.
My issue with the Timemaster isn't so much that it is powered by B&S, just that it is underpowered.