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Honda Motors

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Harvestman, May 1, 2002.

  1. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Hey Guys any plans on using honda motors in the future?
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I hope not. Honda motors in the smaller horsepowers are great. They just have to many issues in the larger ones. This comes from experience.
  3. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    We have looked at a few Honda engines, the biggest problem in the past is pricing. When an engine manufacture also produces turf equipment they are not very price effective.

    We would finish any and all testing on an engine before we would release it for production. I know many people like the Honda engines we would have to see how it all pans out.

    Thanks, Fred.
  4. ScotLawn

    ScotLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Please don't put Honda motors in Exmarks. I'm with Hoss on the motor probs. Finding dealers that sell Honda parts is hard to come buy and they seem to be more expensive than kohler and kaw.

    Just my opinion but I hope one more for the "NO Honda motors" side needed to be voiced.
  5. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Because of the longevity of an eXmark, we have replaced some engines on our eXmarks. (aroud the 2500 hour mark)

    We chose Honda (because they're better, right?)
    That has not been our experience. We've had a higher % uptime and lower maintenance costs with Kohler engines.

    I think the 4-13hp OHV horizontal shaft Hondas are unbeatable. The others (all vertical shaft and twin cylinders) are on a par with Kawasaki and Kohler.

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