Tecumseh vs. Briggs & Stratton

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Robert Doubrava, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    who thinks which engine is better:
    Briggs & Stratton or, the challenger,

    Tecumseh

    my rider has a briggs 7 hp engine that is over 20 years old. my grandfathers rider has an 8 hp tecumseh engine, which isnt even 10 years old. it has screwed up more than my old 20 year old briggs has. thats how much more reliable briggs & stratton is over tecumseh. anybody on my side? i hope im not offending anybody who uses tecumseh engines. i apoligize if i am.
     
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    At least 1/2 of what they both make is junk,I wouldb uy Commercial grade engines from either one,if I couldnt get a Honda.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Robert Doubrava:
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    i hope im not offending anybody who uses tecumseh engines. i apoligize if i am.
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    I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
  4. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    well, the briggs is still going strong, and the tecumseh is still running bad! LOL
     
  5. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    oh boy! what a match! briggs is the winner! yeah! :cool:
     
  6. casey

    casey Guest
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    I've got 3-10 hp Tecumseh's on MTD snow blowers. We put alot of hours on those blowers & not one problem with the engines. New this year a 13hp OHV Tecumseh on a Toro blower.
    They seem to make a good cold weather engine.
    I believe all our old Lawnboy commercials were a 2-cycle Briggs. The machine allways fell apart around the engine. That engine has made me as much $$$ as Kohler&Kaws.
     
  7. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Only a matter of time before that Tecumseh snow king launches its rod thru the block.
     
  8. casey

    casey Guest
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    Those engines have made it through 3 rough winters of commercial blowing. Anything I get out of them now is a bonus. They would last a homeowner forever if cared for.
     
  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    older lawnboys were omc (Outboard Marine Co.) engines , and and my opinion are the strongest in their horsepower range (3-6)
    the F-Series are my favorite lawnboy engines
     
  10. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    arent lawnboy engines 2 strokes? oh, by the way, anybody heard of the new briggs 6 horse snow blower engines? they are pretty cool!!
     

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