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What engine is the most reliable?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joeycats, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. joeycats

    joeycats LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Can anyone give me advice on what engine brand is the most reliable? Thanks a million! :)
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    If it is for a Commercial mower, definitely Kawasaki!!! I have a 15 HP Kawi V-Twin engine on my Bob-Cat WB mower (which I love!!!), and I haven't had any problems with it at all!!! If it is for a blower, Briggs Intek I/C , or Honda is a good choice! I have a 10 HP Briggs Intek I/C on my Little Wonder blower (which I love !!!) and I haven't had any problems with it at all!!
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    KUBOTA....That was easy :cool:
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    Yes, Kubota. And then Kohler.
  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    I like Kawi too.
  6. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    my hemi hasnt broke down yet
  7. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We have 5 Kawasaki's on our mowers and a Honda on our pressure washer. I think that the Kawasaki's are very reliable and have more torque than the others.
  8. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    I like Kawi's but honda is number one in my book....
  9. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Dude, that's like asking which is better, Ford, Chevy or Dodge. It is nothing....nothing.. but personal opinion and they are all right and all wrong. The real asnwer is most all the real commercial engines are good so just go with what makes YOU feel good as there is no right or wrong answer to your question.
  10. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    We run Kohlers and they work good for us.

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