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Old 04-27-2013, 01:59 AM   #11
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as a lot of out equipment has both Briggs and Honda engines on them, i do less repairs on the Honda engines than the Briggs engines. these are on rental equipment, so they get very much abused daily.

IMO, the Briggs are good, but the Honda's are better. if given a choice and prices being equal or close to equal, go with the Honda.
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as a lot of out equipment has both Briggs and Honda engines on them, i do less repairs on the Honda engines than the Briggs engines. these are on rental equipment, so they get very much abused daily.

IMO, the Briggs are good, but the Honda's are better. if given a choice and prices being equal or close to equal, go with the Honda.
The deal for me is, I haven't seen equal or close to equal prices, and the only repair I've seen done to a Honda (needed a float), the part had to be ordered, which took 3 weeks or so. But, that's only ONE repair. Granted, I've only known one person with a Honda mower...
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Snapper 28 in. cut, 8 HP Briggs, have had it for almost 30 years. You can`t go wrong getting a Snapper..............
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damn 303! you could at least give it a paintjob! i think after 30 years it deserves one!
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I bought one with a Honda engine. Used it for one season, went to change the oil and, wtf, no oil drain plug... Errrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Maybe this will also give you an idea! I have a rather large area to mow of about 4 acres. But my wife kept telling me she wanted to help in the yard as far as trimming and small areas that are hard to get to with my 60" Lexmark. So since I was out of town I advised her to go get something nice for her birthday! When I got home she asked me to go to the storage barn and see what she got! I about had a coronary thinking what she would buy that had to be down in the storage barn and work shop! She had bought her a Troy Built Self propelled auto start push type mower. She loves the mower. It does a great job and is so easy a small child could use it.


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For what little your mowing OP id go with a craftsman
I use 2 xmarks ana john deer Kawis an brigs my fields get the bush hog
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damn 303! you could at least give it a paintjob! i think after 30 years it deserves one!
NAA, all it ever gets is greased & the oil changed, it has already lasted longer than I thought it would when I bought it used, the only thing I have ever done to it is. I have changed the Driven Disk about ten times I think.............
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nice work gentlemen! thanks for all the excellent advice and replies!

I'll report back after I purchase the new toy.
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Snapper 28 in. cut, 8 HP Briggs, have had it for almost 30 years. You can`t go wrong getting a Snapper..............
i had one like that, i called it a working mower, every time i wanted to cut the grass, I had to work on the mower...........
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