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Old 04-29-2014, 02:35 AM
rickpilgrim rickpilgrim is offline
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Originally Posted by redmax fan View Post
well i think thats about as an extreme of a torture test as there is

is there a best motor in simplicitys ?
Simplicity has a long history running Briggs and Stratton engines. The large frame garden tractors ran cast iron 10-16hp 1 cylinder long stroke Briggs until around the mid 80's , then switched to Kohler twins after that until the end of production. Every engine in simplicity that we owned went over 2000 hrs, most closer to 3000 before an overhaul was needed. Nowadays , Briggs owns Simplicity so most are back to Briggs
But to answer your question I really like the old cast iron Briggs 12-16 hp engines for the fuel efficiency and torque but my favorite pulling motor was the Kohler KTII 17-19 hp twins in the 7117 and 7119 for the sound and power even though they are thirsty.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:29 AM
muggz muggz is offline
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Originally Posted by rickpilgrim View Post
27 yrs ago when zt mowers were not popular after many john deere, toro and Ariens we found the Simplicity Soveriegn was the best. Simple, rugged easy to fix with full floating roller mower for striping that customers loved. I still have 16 accounts that only want to see those Simplicities on there lawn.
John Deere makes a good product for sure but when it's the money your making there are alternatives that are better in some respect.
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Plus 1 on the simplicity's.
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