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Old 04-25-2014, 01:48 AM
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Subaru engines are also reasonably priced for the equivalent engine. Sometimes I feel like I am paying for the Honda name only not the Japan quality. Subaru is still made in Japan. Honda is not.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:32 PM
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LK check on the gas tank size, mine came with a 28 oz. Gas tank, it would run for about 40 minutes. I had no support from manufacturer , so i was able to get a 1 gallon tank off a tecumseh snow blower in a junk yard and bolt that up, it goes most of the day now.

Also, the motor is not a commercial duty unit . It is a cheap homeowner grade motor, good news is the replacement is less $200 when needed. Mine was replaced under warranty.
The subaru is set to run at 3600-3700 rpm where as the older kawi was set at 3200 rpms, the new unit is a bit quicker.
They increased the stops for the art. Mechansim,
so it does not turn nearly as tight as the older units, that is
the biggest difference when operating
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:18 AM
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I did sea trials of this machine yesterday (15 acre cemetery). The machine performed great. The subuaru has great torque in high range for fertilizing up steepe grades and holding speed. I use these hps machines for cemetery programs, that are almost all dry chemical. I have multiple options for spreading/spraying, (2 kubota's) A big L model and a small B model both set up to spread and spray, as well as a cub cadet xp.
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