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7.5hp wisconsin-robin engine?

Currier

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Fruita, colorado
I am looking at buying an aerator that has a 7.5hp wisconsin-robin engine. Any info on whether this is a good engine or not? I'll be making my decision by
Friday p.m.(11/24). Any quick experiences/advice will be appreciated. Thanks!
 

toddman35

LawnSite Member
Location
Central, IA
I have not heard anything about that engine, but have you looked at the areator? is it in good shape? how are the tines? How many hours? was it used by a rental company? What kind of areator is it? I would ask these ? before you buy it. I dont know very much about areators, but hopefully these will help.
 

Lawnworks

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
usa
I have heard that Wisconsin engines are awesome. I think they are pretty expensive too. I have Robin power equipment and they engine is small and powerful.
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
I'm a tinge bit late here, but that's a fine engine with a surprising number of service centers.

Either way, you won't be putting enough hours on an aerator to decern the men from the boys.

 

Mark

LawnSite Senior Member
I have a 21 snapper commerical with the 4hp Robin its been one of the best motors ive ever had, It has been in use for 6yr and no problems. Mine is the 2cycle but there 4strokes have full pressure lube.They are great engines. Marks Mowing Service
 

jcoat

LawnSite Member
Location
Muskogee OK
Hope this helps. I have a 4HP Snapper with Wisconsin-Robin. I've had this mower for 13 years now and it ALWAYS starts in <3 pulls. ** Read: Extremely dependable engine. ***
It's now just Robin and they're owned by Fuji Heavy Industries (Isuzu, Subaru, Robin, etc.)
From a domestic standpoint though, GMC owns 20% of Subaru and has very strong ties with Isuzu (new Duramax diesel).
If you decide to buy the engine and need parts, there's an industrial supplier here in Tulsa who can get parts for my mower, so they should be able to help you should the need arise.
My two cents: Since owning the Snapper, I've researched and become a Subaru owner too. As far as trucks: Chevy, GMC...
I'm a firm believer in these engines.
BTW, Snapper still installs Robin powerplants on their 21" walks.
 
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