Engine ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tonirone, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. tonirone

    tonirone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Is there a $1000 noticeable difference as far as torque (load, no load) or hp,
    durability and longevity between a 23 hp vanguard and kawasaki?
  2. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    Not that i could tell.
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    This great debate continues.

    I have run B&S, Kohler, and Kawasaki. Now I only buy Kawasaki. It all comes down to who has done you right in the past. HP and torque are indeed important but making sure I have zero breakdowns every single day is the biggest factor in my engine selection.

    No manufacturer can give you a perfect engine every single time but Kawasaki has been the closest by far for me. :)
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Kawasaki engines are great engines and have very good Hp to Torque ratio. Briggs Vanguard engine is also a very strong engine and one of the best engines they have ever made. Both engines will give you reliable service for years to come. I have used equipment with both engines for years without any trouble but in my experience the Kawasaki has more Torque than the Briggs but both are great engines.

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