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05-05-06, 07:11 PM   #1  
Single or twin?

Hi all,
I am buying a new John Deere Lawn tractor. I'm having trouble deciding between the model 115 (single cylinder B&S, 19HP) and the model 125 (V-twin B&S, 20HP). Both seem like good machines.
Any opinions, engine wise?
Thanks very much

 
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05-05-06, 07:28 PM   #2  
The 19 got the AVS system? Mine is quite smooth...., I just feel the bumps from the yard. As for the twin, usually twins are smooth to begin with.

 
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05-05-06, 10:05 PM   #3  
Yup, it has the AVS system. Is that some sort of counter-rotating weight to balance things out?

 
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05-05-06, 10:50 PM   #4  
the twins are smoother and quieter..but also more $ than singles

 
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05-06-06, 08:44 PM   #5  
Posted By: Andrew Yup, it has the AVS system. Is that some sort of counter-rotating weight to balance things out?
http://www.briggsandstratton.com/dis...sp?DocID=98753
Alot smoother then the old synchro balanced engines, when running this thing feels like it isn't.

 
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05-07-06, 03:32 PM   #6  
i have a john deere with the 20 hp twin and really like it.engine is real smooth and no trouble in the 2 years since i bought it new.

 
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05-09-06, 03:26 PM   #7  
Thanks for all your excellent opinions on these two models. Yesterday I decided, and bought the John Deere 125 with the 20hp V-twin engine.
I think either model would have been a winner.
Thanks again

 
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