i laugh at my neighbor and his little 1000 series mtd built crap cadet. he really seems to think that POS briggs intek really puts out 26 hp. i think i told him he is a fool if he believes that, and to think he paid 1,800 bucks for that POS. if he ever ran a good twin like an onan, KT series, or a kohler magnum twin he would change his mind fast. guy i work for also has a mid 90's sears GT
with a kohler magnum 18 twin and i was equally impressed, it wasnt a cub cadet but still a beast of an engine. even a briggs flathead twin is a better engine than allot of junk produced today. i dont know how modern twins are so weak but they are, they can put a twin decal on the side of the "tractor" and people buy it. those engines wont last 1/2 as long as the good stuff.