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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Texas*Golf*Bum, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,273

    good thread. this is one of the most informative forums on this site
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,743

    I really like my 2 FH480 (16hp) KAWIs. So far so good...with the exception of 1 coil that acted up intermittently. Easy fix, too.
  3. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,021

    I have a non-commercial Briggs in a JD, a Kawi, a Kohler, and a Subaru and none of them have given me 1 minutes problem. The one with the most hours is the non-commercial briggs and so far it has been rock solid.

    The Briggs Vanguards get praise from a few of the guys who run the sub compact articulated tractors like Ventracs, Steiners, and Power-Trac. One guy said he had a 31hp Kubota diesel and a 31 Vanguard and he couldn't tell the difference in the exact same machines.
  4. Texas*Golf*Bum

    Texas*Golf*Bum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    I would have to see if it would fit on my hustler. Will check today.
  5. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I have a 36 hp Vanguard with a hundred hours on it and I love it. Tons of power. I didn't even sharpen the blades till it had 60 hours on it.:weightlifter: Power power power. It has more power than my 21 horse diesel I used to have. I also have a new Kawasaki with about 20 hours on it. Power seems great. Too early to tell at this point.

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