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Briggs ELS or Vanguard engine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CCS, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. CCS

    CCS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Which is a better engine?
  2. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,163

    Vanguard is much better
  3. bare31

    bare31 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    I have the els on tiger cub, good engine just not as commercial as the vangaurd. Go w/ a kohler if that is an option.
  4. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    Only about 60 hours on my new ELS engine and already problems have started. Never would I go with a briggs again only kohler or kawi.
  6. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 829

    the Vanguard engine will be much better, no problems with either so far.
  7. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    One really nice thing about the vanguard motors is they consistently start easy. There's no magic choke or throttle position that you need to find to get an easy start out of them, (on average)

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