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Old 05-15-02, 06:37 AM
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Question Kohler vs Briggs and Straton small engine

I am currently thinking about buying a Scotts Lawn/Garden Tractor with a kohler or Briggs engine (20 - 25 HP range) and would like some comparison info for the engines. I have heard that the Kohler engine would outlast the Briggs by about 4 to 1. Is this true? If so is it because of being able to change the oil-filter on the Kohler?

Now another question is if the oil filter above is the reason the engine will last 4 times longer then what about the new Briggs engines that have this feature? I was currently looking at buying a new Scotts 20HP 48inch deck mower but noticed the Briggs (with oil-filter) is the only engine you could get for it unless you went up to the 25HP Lawn Tractor. Hmmmm what to do ?! HELP!!


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Old 05-15-02, 10:52 AM
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Kohler earned a reputation long ago as an
industrial/commercial grade engine maker, and
have been eroding that reputaion for quite a
while. Briggs has earned a reputation as a
low cost/ well made engine maker and have held
their own for many decades. I think either engine
will serve you well, as they are both a decent
product, and well supported by their makers
Old 05-16-02, 12:35 AM
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I agree....proper maintainence is the key to engine longevity. The 4 to 1 ratio is stretching it, lol. It depends on what models, HP, equipment and conditions to determine which lasts longer. Keep it serviced and you should be satisfied with either. Kohler is generally superior to Briggs though. (I just think 4 to 1 is a bit overboard).
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