Briggs 10 hp intek or Honda 8 OHV GX

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Calvin, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. Calvin

    Calvin Banned
    from Ontario
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    Buying a Billy Goat ind. vac. Go with the 10 briggs or 8 Honda?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hands down, Honda. You can beat the quality.
     
  3. Calvin

    Calvin Banned
    from Ontario
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    Doesn't the extra 2 hp give an edge to the briggs?
     
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nope, the honda motor has plenty of power and will outlast the briggs.
     
  5. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    How do YOU know?!
    The 10.5hp Intek has only been out in the US for 14 months, hardley enough time to establish it's longevity.

    Having said that, the 8hp Honda (GX320?) is the unofficial most proven single cylinder, air-cooled 4 stoke engine in the world.

    Intek is also a Japanese-built engine marketed and distributed by Briggs and the other Intek's seem to be 1st class.

    The Honda is a sure thing and should be your choice if the price is even remotely close.

    But I don't think you'd be disappointed w/ the Intek.
     
  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    The honda is a GX240,I have 2 of them,great engines,but at only 240cc,and 8 hp,the briggs should have an advantage in torque and horspower.I think the Intek is briggs light commercial/premium residential engine,while the GX is honda's full blown commerial engine.
     
  7. Calvin

    Calvin Banned
    from Ontario
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    What does intek mean?
     
  8. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    It's one of Briggs' line.

    They've got:
    Briggs & Stratton (Disposable)
    Briggs & Stratton I/C (Industrial-Commercial) (Less disposable)
    B&S Vanguard (Jap built - very good engines)
    B&S Intek (Also Jap built - very good engines)

    John says the Intek is a step below the Vanguard, he may be right, but I was told the other way around.
     
  9. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    The intek is a huge step below the Vanguard,the Vanguard is top of the line, the intek is the equvelent to the Honda GC engines,residential/light commercial.Vanguard is full blown commercial.
     
  10. Fallguy

    Fallguy LawnSite Member
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