How good are the new Briggs n Stratton twins?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by REALSLOW, Jun 12, 2006.


    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Messages: 668

    20 to 35 HP THANKS!
  2. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    i have a 22hp intek on my jd and have not had any probs from it.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    SCAG,has there 24 horse on a 48 inch they come with a two year warranty,looked at one today thinking of buying a small ztr.
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    the intec v-twins are smooth, but after using one for a while, i would not buy one, they are loud and have a tendancy to consume oil. i like my kohler much better.
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    they are good cause they are made by some one in japan-not actually made by briggs
  6. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    I have the 35 LC and runs great so far, it has over 400 hrs maybe more have to check it out.
  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    The 31 horse runs quite well so far. (around 600 hours)
    They are manufactured by Diahatsu.
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Hummm... now I'm not much on the Intek engines either.
    I stick to the ones that carry the 2 year commercial warranty.
    Some of those do indeed 'look' like inteks but are not.

    Anyways, loud... that's the muffler's fault. A friend of mine bought one of the old square Broadmour mowers per my recommendation and it's very quiet. You can't even hear the engine over the blades turning on it.

    Oil consumption?... What brand, type, and SAE grade are you using in it? How many hours are on it so far? I'm going to place a big wager on this... I bet your engine isn't even broken in good yet... rings probably have not fully seated yet.

    ol' Envy has logged thousands upon thousands of hours on Briggs engines.
    I'll get you squared away on break-in proceedure and oil selection for long life.
  9. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    There a lot of 31HP Vanguards on eXmarks with more than 3000 trouble free hours.

  10. petekief

    petekief LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    i have a 16 Horse vanguard on my cub commercial that i purchased in 1994 - pull start - original engine - to this day if it doesn't start with the second pull i've done something wrong - i can't say anything about the new ones but my experience with the one i have has been nothing but trouble free for 12 years -

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