Hi guys just a thought I have noticed many people on this site go on and on about how you have to have more horse power than anything else. However there are many things to consider about horse power rating. What kind of load is on the engine how is the engine gear box set up how does the transmission work and were does the energy go to from the transmission how is the energy used what is the torque rating etc. I am not saying that HP is not important in a engine i just want to say that the more hp you have may not be the best. for example i have a Scag 08 19 hp kaw Tiger Cub 48" (I love that machine) but before i got it the dealer said the 26 hp Briggs had something lacking in the power area and that the 19 hp had MORE POWER then the 26 hp. any comments questions insults or ideas welcome.