vanguard motor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawn masters 2006, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. lawn masters 2006

    lawn masters 2006 LawnSite Member
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    has any one had any luck with briggs an straton vangurd motors? bought a new mower with a 21 hp motor...:cool:
     
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, I like them a lot. If fact they are my favorite.
     
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just bought a replacement briggs 22hp intek engine. I was telling a local engine repair shop about it and said I should of bought the vangaurd. The vangaurd is a commercial engine rated at about 4000 hrs verses my 1000 hrs. At least that's what he said.
    I had a vangaurd 16HP on my Lesco truck loader and had no problems.
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not sure about 4000 hours, but surely will outlast an intek.
     
  5. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Since July, I've used the 31 HP Vanguard on an Exmark XS 60" deck. Tons of power, but I think any 31 HP engine would be very powerful on a 60" deck. I do like the sound the engine makes, however.
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Vanguard is a sweet running engine, I'm sure you will be pleased with it's performance.
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've seen them still ticking along like a sewing machine in the 3,000 hour range.

    Seems the only thing I see on them is a valve cover leak, which most of them have at that age.
     
  8. lawn masters 2006

    lawn masters 2006 LawnSite Member
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    nice to see replys...
     
  9. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    vanguards are top moters we have put 2000 + hours and still running strong.
     
  10. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
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    I had a Bobcat 21" mower with a Vanguard replacement engine on it. Thing was a tank. Its the only Briggs engine I've ever liked. Not cheap though.
     

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