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. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    Kohler, hands down. Have one on my troy bilt ztr, exmark lazer z, and miller welder. They are work horse engines.
     
  2. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 970

    I meant to say Honda.:drinkup:
     
  3. turfman120

    turfman120 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    kawaski has power, starts great ,little or no hassell even with warranty issues also foun out you can run one about 400 hours without changing oil until it pops
     
  4. turfman120

    turfman120 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    our industry is like these trucks, it all depend on the dealer and how good service you can get, i am a die hard chevy man but luckly had no trouble if i did i would be s.o.l. just like where i work our products are very good but we make it the best because of our service , i guess i am trying to say you could have the best of anything but if you have bad service you should have bought the yugo:waving:
     
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,846

    Until a year ago, I'd say Honda was number one, then Kaw, then the others. But after using the new Briggs Intec, I was a changed man. Changed oil after about 40 or 50 hours. Then ran it for another 250 hours without an oil change. Never used a drop of oil. Oil stayed fairly clean too (Castrol Syntec). Go figure??? Briggs finally now has an engine that compares?
     
  6. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    Under 15 hp I'd buy a Honda

    Over 15hp I'd by a Kawi or the newer Briggs
     
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    briggs all the way!!!!

    wait I dare ya to post an old anything that has the hours or the life span, and is still in use today

    BriggsNPR601.jpg
     
  8. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,023

    Try an old Kohler K-series or Wisconsin
     
  9. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    used daily??? I farm 4 acres with that little motor...and that briggs has a few years on any K,
     
  10. highclimber604

    highclimber604 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    HONDA and KOHLER......
     

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