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#1 1031d OFFLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 01:03 AM

I am trying to get rid of the remains of a cobbled up 2012 and a guy who is interested in it also took a liking to some of the old cast iron briggs engines I have in the loft from Simplicity's over the years. From 10-16hp all with starter-generators on. What are these things worth now a days? With the price of iron up I imagine a lot of these have met their maker, but they will outlive most aluminum engines. He was mainly interested in a 16 and 12hp. I have 2 of each as backups, both did run when removed and still turn over with compression. Any thoughts? Don't see many come up for sale anymore whole and they are spares for a Big Ten and B-112.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 05:59 PM

The last time I sold a 16 hp was summer of 2010. Complete engine, running on the stand, no smoke and with starter/generator for $325.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 07:22 PM

I paid $100 for a 10hp engine that ran but there was no S/G. I would pay $325 for an original condition 16 that would be a drop in with a fresh paint job. My local dealer had a completely rebuilt, painted up 16 that he sold for $600.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 08:01 PM

they're worth enough to NOT sell them.... cuz you don't want to have to buy one later.

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 08:05 PM

I think justwalt nailed that one. I have a not as old HH120 out in the shed, not taking up much room, just waiting....

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 08:38 PM

Keep them, if you dont one of yours will die. If you do sell I also think the $300+ range is fair. Or keep them and consider it a good reason to look for another tractor!

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Posted December 15, 2011 - 08:44 PM

Those "Synchro-Balanced" engines are VERY hard to come by!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 04:25 AM

I've always just put my extra motors away for future use, they're too hard to find when you need one. I've got about 5 or so spares on hand, and I'm slowly finding tractors to use them on. The 16hp version seems the hardest to find. 10 & 12 hp are fairly common, but the 15 & 16hp are few and far between. Sycro Balanced motors are all but gone, I've only run across two of them in the last few years and only one was healthy.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 10:08 AM

I've always just put my extra motors away for future use, they're too hard to find when you need one.


Yes, I have a couple Onan BF's, a couple Briggs model 14's, a Kohler K241, Kohler K301, a Tec HH120, TEC 8hp, Briggs 8hp, and a small TEC H40.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:13 PM

yeah those cast iron ones are hard to beat,ive got a 15 horse on my simplicity




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