All you see now a days on the bigger gas mowers is pretty much Kawi's and kohlers. (I think maybe Hustler has honda engines on some of there mowers?) I've got someone trying to sell me a 60" with a 28 hp honda. I told him I was going to learn more about the power plant before I gave him an offer... so here I am. Only thing I've heard is they might have electrical problems of some kind?