Briggs&Stratton 31 HP engine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lazer 46, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    I demoed a Lazer XS with the B&S 31 HP engine. I was impressed with the power of this engine. I may even consider getting this engine on a new Lazer. Has anybody put any amount of hours on this engine and how has it held up?
  2. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,678

    Been thinking about it too I spoke to my dealer yesterday they are adding the 29hp kawi digital fuel injection engine. And if I had to pick I would go with that over the 31hp B&S however we may be getting a 3rd option not confirmed yet but he said they hinted they may offer the 35 hp B&S motor this year and that complicates things a bit since I would like to have the extra 6 hp over the 29.
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    The XS for 06 will have 31&35 BS,29DFI/LC Kaw and Kubota 25Hp Diesel.

  4. gumper48

    gumper48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    lazer46, i bought the 31 with a 60" cut and have 130 someodd hrs on her-
    no problems at all-
    i cut in south fl and mostly bahia, acres at a time some accounts are 9 - 9 1/2 hr cuts-
    i expected the briggs to develop a clatter like most briggs i've used. this thing is smoother than the 25 kohler that was on my last lazer- i put 2300 hr on it.
    but--- i would definately like to try a diesel on a lazer---
    maybe next year

  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    What do you think a 60" w/ a 25hp kubuta would cost?
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    The Briggs commercial engines have always been excellent quality.
    They only got a bad rap for producing the high volume homeowner junk engines.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I have a Ferris IS 4000 liquid cooled (72" deck) with a 35 hp Briggs & Scrapiron. Nice unit, lots of wroommmmm....
  8. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    lol, funny stuff
  9. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Gas is so high I don't know how you guys could afford to run those big engines. I bet they burn 2.5 gallons an hour.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Nope, not that bad TF, believe me...

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