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24hp B&S on tiger cub

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by justartnout, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. justartnout

    justartnout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Just a heads up to those of you that may have bought one of the 06' models.I bought mine back in March and have put about 120 hrs on it. about 3 weeks ago it started burnin oil (about 1/2 a qt an hour). I called the dealer and he said bring it in as this was a common problem with the 24hp. Said they were replacing it with another B&S with an enhanced breather system.
    That was my only concern before purchasing this particular model. We had a dry summer here and I couldent keep a clean filter on it.. He said the new style filter would take care of it..I hope so!!!
    When I got there there was 3 B&S boxes with old engines in them that they had recently replaced.
    Hope this helps someone..If it hasent happened yet it prolly will...
  2. Novaowner

    Novaowner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Thanks for posting this info, if I owned one of these mower engines, I'd be glad to know this!
  3. pcarlson1911

    pcarlson1911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I just turned twelve hours Saturday. Yesterday she wouldn't start. I could see that there was no fuel running through the filter, so we will see....... I can't stand leaving an account half finished. I will have to repeat 1/2 of the work I did yesterday again today. There goes the profit on that account this week.
  4. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,848

    The Vanguards are good; but the other Briggs motors are garbage. I don't get it after all these years making engines, just copy the japanese.

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