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Better dumped the ELS on the Super Duty?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vanguard, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. vanguard

    vanguard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 202

    I wonder why Better has dumped the 16hp Briggs ELS on the Super Duty and are going with a 14.5hp Intek engine. I did a search but found nothing, anyone know what's up with that :confused:
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    hey wait. My company name is ELS.....
     
  3. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    vanguard:

    Last year's Quick 36 line-up included an 11.5HP Briggs manual, 13 Briggs manual, 13 Briggs electric, 16 Briggs electric and a 16 Kawasaki electric. The incremental differences we so small across models, it made the line "muddy" and sometimes confusing for our customers. :dizzy:

    Certainly nothing wrong with the 16 Briggs ELS... we've got a zillion of them in the field and with very few exceptions, they've been a great product.

    For 2007 we made the decision to more cleanly position the mowers, each with its own set of features and benefits within a price range; "Good", "Better" and "Best". The 14.5 Intek is our midline machine and thus far has been very well received.

    FWIW: the 16ELS used a model 28 (28 cu.in.) engine. The 14.5 commercial Intek is a model 31 (31 cu.in.). The 10% larger displacement of the 14.5 results in slightly more torque.

    gp
     

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