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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 06:31 PM

In your experience whats your motor brand of choice? Personaly i like old style wisconsons. 

 

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Anything cast iron.

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 06:38 PM

Are you talking as power plants for equipment or just to have or?

I love the Briggs letter series engines and early Lausons as collector engines by themselves.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 06:52 PM

If I was to pick an engine by itself just to have but not buy parts for, I would say Clinton.  I love those things, but usefulness is low since if you break something...well...you might be able to find it, but you may pay a leg or an arm.

 

If I have to pick an engine to use, it would be a cast iron Kohler.  You can't beat it for power and easy starting.  Or an old Briggs for that matter.  Those are pretty decent, too.

 

My all time favorite?  If it has a piston and a spark plug, I love it.  It gets my heart rate up every time I see one I haven't worked on before. 

 

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 07:54 PM

I tend to like them all, I have a preferrence for heavy cast iron Briggs, Kohlers, and Wisconsins.



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:00 PM

K series Kohler



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:04 PM

All diesels!  After that, for me it is Onan!



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:24 PM

In your experience whats your motor brand of choice? Personaly i like old style wisconsons. 

The ones that belong in the tractor in your avatar.  Is that a 460 or a 560?

 

Small air cooled its Kohler K series.  For me they just keep going and going and going and are easy to work on when they do need things.



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:32 PM

The ones that belong in the tractor in your avatar.  Is that a 460 or a 560?

 

Small air cooled its Kohler K series.  For me they just keep going and going and going and are easy to work on when they do need things.

Its a 560 deisel. Thats one of our farm tractors.  I also have a farmall H, and a 340


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:40 PM

I happen to like one that starts and runs when you need it. Lately it has been the Honda engines. Come mowing time it should be the Kohler. I just did a quick tally and found 4 Kohlers, 2 Tecumseh, 1 Briggs, and 4 Honda. 3 Hondas happen to be snow removal equipment. No other small engines I have or have had start as well as the Honda engine. Not that I have alot of trouble getting any of them going.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:45 PM

If we're sticking to single and twin gassers, I choose the twin Onans for power and tone. But if we're going with GT engines,  I think the Yanmar 3 cylinder used in the JD 322 from '88-92 has to take the cake. Just about the toughest, quietest 18 horse gas ever built. Diesel block converted to gas use, and uses less fuel than a Onan P or the Kohler M series. Liquid cooled too, so you can tap into it for cab heat if desired.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:52 PM

I am real partial to the kohler k series engines. Easy to work on, easy to get parts for, and just plain reliable!
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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:57 PM

Its a 560 deisel. Thats one of our farm tractors.  I also have a farmall H, and a 340

Good ole tractors.  I have a 560 diesel and dad has a 340 diesel as well as a few others including H's, M's, and some Cubs.  A few others as well.



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Kohler K series!!! By far the best IMO.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:02 PM

i like the k series kohlers easy enough to work on never delt with an onan briggs would be second to kohler they are cheap and easy to work on never have cared too much for techumseh never have dealt with clintons

but none of these can compare to my ford 300 inline six 

 

oh and i had a little 2 sroke wisconsin on a 6 speed white lawn tractor that i got a speeding ticket on for doing 46 in a 30


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