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which lawn equipment engine is made in USA

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zmowingmaster, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. zmowingmaster

    zmowingmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    I've been researching today to see which engine is made in USA,whether it is for handheld,small equipment (aerator,or edger) or lawn mower.
    I thought that briggs & S was made in wisconsin,but a recent reading on wiki says they will be building it in china and shipping it over here :confused:
    I want to know which one is totally made in USA by a US company...
    Thanks guys
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Probably the engines with the most American content are the Kohler and Generac. The small Kohler engines are built in China.
  3. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    the U.S. can't make small engines. It's just not in our blood. And the asians do it better anyway.
  4. Dogbonz

    Dogbonz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    I think the best made Small engine that was USA made, was the 283 small block Chevy!
  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,014

    America likes to build big engines all small stuff we send over seas
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,230

    You must not look at the custom v twins on bikes these days. Billet pieces of art. We just refuse to do it cheaply.
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    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Kohler is made in America.
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  8. rwaters

    rwaters LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 731

    some of the Kohler Courage engines are not made in America. The Kohler Command is I think though. I once read where the Kawasaki Engines have the most american labor in them though.
  9. nolanjim

    nolanjim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    My kawa is made in america.
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  10. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,014

    Can you post where the assembly plant is in USA ?

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