Favorite Small Engine

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by LedgedaleLawn, Dec 6, 2008.

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Favorite Small Engine

  1. B&S

    15 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. Kohler

    32 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. Honda

    54 vote(s)
    29.3%
  4. Kawasaki

    74 vote(s)
    40.2%
  5. Other

    9 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. LedgedaleLawn

    LedgedaleLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 377

    What is your favorite (lawn mower size) small engine?
     
  2. Wolf Creek

    Wolf Creek LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Kohler is my sentimental favorite, but for reliability, power, weight, noise, efficiency, etc, I have to go with Honda.
     
  3. SuperDuty335

    SuperDuty335 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    Kubota 3 cylinder diesel 16.5hp built for Jacobsen mowers. Those engines are tough as nails.
     
  4. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    I choose the Kohler air cooled V-twin 20 hp specifically. That motor while underpowered in some applications, but is a real work horse, and virtually bulletproof. Since day one Kohler has been there powering my ZTR's, helping me to grow my business. I am now getting out of gasoline powered equipment where ever possible, going diesel.
     
  5. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I love my Kawasaki engines.
     
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    I Kawasaki engines on my three mowers, however the Honda's on my Little Wonder and Billy Goat are awesome. Effortless to start, quiet and little to no vibration.
     
  7. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    The best small engine IMHO is any of the GX Series-Single Cylinder Engines.
    hondalogo.jpg Honda GX160.JPG

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    Honda GX160.JPG
     
  8. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445


    How many of those do you have to run together to power a ZTR:laugh:. Those are great engines for running pumps not ZTR's
     
  9. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 537

    Honda for almost everything i have.
     
  10. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    The poll is for favorite small engine, so Honda is still my answer and since they make the GX up to a 13Hp in theory you could run 2 together and make 26hp and it would be stronger, more fuel efficient and definitely more trouble free with the two engines then any other manufacturers single engine.
    But thankfully they make this http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...omer driven-_-Recently Viewed-_-Category Page
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008

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