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Tecumseh engines any good?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nickos, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Nickos

    Nickos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

  2. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Messages: 1,625

    LOL better put on your flame suit, buddy.
  3. Nickos

    Nickos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58


    lol dont worry
  4. bjack312

    bjack312 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 0

    I have only had one Tecumseh engine, but it has been a good one. It is a 5 HP Vector, on a 21" Ariens mower. The machine is 15 years old and still running strong.

    Looking at the listing, the machine looks like it is in very good condition, and $175 sounds like a pretty good deal. It's definately not built for commercial use, but you can probably get your moneys worth out of it at that price.
  5. Nickos

    Nickos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    its just going to be used a few times for my yard most likely

    i hate raking
  6. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 916

    I have a 20 year old Tecumseh engined snowblower in my garage. It was given to me by my father this winter when he went out and bought a Cadillac of a blower with tracks and heated handle bars.

    This old blower has seen some use too, I know I was behind it most often. I have seen snow so high it took me 2 to 3 passes to get one path clear.

    While talking to him about it my father remarks that he has never changed the oil in it since the day he bought it - 20 years ago ;) Other then adjusting the carb it has not had a thing done to it. And that old engine runs STRONG. I'm almost afraid to do any maintenance on it this summer lol.

    But then again a mechanic who's opinion I highly trust does not like Tecumseh engines at all.
  7. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Good luck getting parts. They went out of business.
  8. Nickos

    Nickos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    comments on machine?
  9. Nickos

    Nickos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    toro still uses them on their new machines..
  10. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    I had a push mower. Hard to start, bulb got hard, wouldn't prime, carb didn't run right, not parts available for the carb. I don't like them at all but I'm sure some have had good luck. I would not recommend one

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