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Old 10-11-2013, 03:26 PM
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good thread. this is one of the most informative forums on this site
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:28 PM
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I really like my 2 FH480 (16hp) KAWIs. So far so good...with the exception of 1 coil that acted up intermittently. Easy fix, too.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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I have a non-commercial Briggs in a JD, a Kawi, a Kohler, and a Subaru and none of them have given me 1 minutes problem. The one with the most hours is the non-commercial briggs and so far it has been rock solid.

The Briggs Vanguards get praise from a few of the guys who run the sub compact articulated tractors like Ventracs, Steiners, and Power-Trac. One guy said he had a 31hp Kubota diesel and a 31 Vanguard and he couldn't tell the difference in the exact same machines.

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by KG26 View Post
I've got a Kawi FB460 for sale just saying...
I would have to see if it would fit on my hustler. Will check today.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:08 AM
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I have a 36 hp Vanguard with a hundred hours on it and I love it. Tons of power. I didn't even sharpen the blades till it had 60 hours on it. Power power power. It has more power than my 21 horse diesel I used to have. I also have a new Kawasaki with about 20 hours on it. Power seems great. Too early to tell at this point.
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