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13HP Billy Goat Force or 14HP Little Wonder Optimax?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by mkwl, Apr 7, 2011.


Billy Goat Force 13Hp verus Little Wonder Optimax 14HP?

  1. BG Force w/13HP Honda!

    5 vote(s)
  2. LW Optimax w/14HP Subaru (or 13HP Honda)!

    8 vote(s)
  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Okay guy-
    I'm on the fence between a 13HP Force (Honda engine) for $1,499 + tax and a 14HP LW (Subaru engine) for $1,460 + tax...

    I have a 10HP LW right now and it's been a beast- I want something even more powerful though- hence upping the HP. What I'd like to know is- which one will be more powerful? Weight also plays a factor wit the LW weighing in at almost 20LBS more than the force.

    My Dad and I are worried about the durability of the Force under rigorous commercial use.... how are the housings holding up for those of you who have had them a while? Also- how well do they "dig" into turf to get up matted, wet debris and thatch?

    What do you guys think???

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