Engine Replacement for Walk Behind Edger

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by htspecialist, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. htspecialist

    htspecialist LawnSite Member
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    The original Briggs engine on my McLane edger is defunct. I am looking to put a Honda 4.0 engine on the unit. Does any one know if I need any additional hardware to install the Honda engine onto the McLane? Would I be better off with a Briggs IP engine for $70 less?
  2. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    I think it really depends on how often you will be using the edger,Yes a Hodna is an awesome motor but if the unit only gets used a couple times a year then your best bet would be to stick with the B&S engine...
  3. htspecialist

    htspecialist LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    After discussing the issue of replacing the edger enging on my McLane model 801 edger, McLane stated that the only Honda engine that would fit the model 801 chassis and work as a substitute for the original 3.5hp Briggs engine is the Honda Model GX100, a 3hp model. They noted that on the McLane model 101 edger the Honda GX120 would work with a 3/4 inch pulley that is available from McLane

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