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New Husqvarna lawn mower #4705806
03/24/18 08:40 PM
03/24/18 08:40 PM
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Northern Idaho
Idahokid Offline OP
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I was looking at mowers today and seen the same mower but with two different engines.The Briggs and Stratton 7.25 EXI and the other a Honda GCV for $50 more.Is the money difference worth it for the Honda engine?


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4705814
03/24/18 08:47 PM
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South Carolina
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Honda probably wins in NVH, but then there is this:
https://www.sepw.com/blog/briggs-stratton-exi-engine-no-oil-change/


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4705822
03/24/18 08:52 PM
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Northern Idaho
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Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Honda probably wins in NVH, but then there is this:
https://www.sepw.com/blog/briggs-stratton-exi-engine-no-oil-change/


I seen that and wonder if I could change it anyhow.Im using a 1993 toro with aluminum deck and itís getting tired.


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4705826
03/24/18 08:55 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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They are both in the 160 cc range. I have two GCVís. No problems. Are any or both assembled in the USA?

1. Buy for American content.
2. Buy the cheaper one.
3. Some people just like Hondaís.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/24/18 09:02 PM.

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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4705828
03/24/18 08:57 PM
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Canyon County Idaho
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Buy the Honda.


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4705831
03/24/18 09:00 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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Originally Posted By: Idahokid
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Honda probably wins in NVH, but then there is this:
https://www.sepw.com/blog/briggs-stratton-exi-engine-no-oil-change/


I seen that and wonder if I could change it anyhow.Im using a 1993 toro with aluminum deck and itís getting tired.


Just use a hand pump to pump it out. It has the place to add oil. Briggs did this because no fuss battery operated mowers are making inroads.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/24/18 09:01 PM.

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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4705836
03/24/18 09:07 PM
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South Carolina
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Originally Posted By: Idahokid
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Honda probably wins in NVH, but then there is this:
https://www.sepw.com/blog/briggs-stratton-exi-engine-no-oil-change/


I seen that and wonder if I could change it anyhow.Im using a 1993 toro with aluminum deck and itís getting tired.


How tired is it? Old mowers are usually pretty easy to fix and keep going. I got my last mower for free with the old style 3.5 horse B&S with the gas tank under the carb. It was listed for $25, but when I showed up the guy just said to take it. I like the old B&S engines because they are so cheap and easy to fix. It needed a recoil starter clock spring, a stop handle cable, a new blade, and a carb rebuild. Now it's a good running mulching mower.


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4705848
03/24/18 09:33 PM
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Long Island,nassau county NY
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I have a Sears mower made by husgravana with the Honda motor. No issues still original spark plug. Definitely worth the extra$50


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4705931
03/24/18 11:16 PM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
the old style 3.5 horse B&S with the gas tank under the carb. It was listed for $25, but when I showed up the guy just said to take it. I like the old B&S engines because they are so cheap and easy to fix. It needed a recoil starter clock spring, a stop handle cable, a new blade, and a carb rebuild. Now it's a good running mulching mower.


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4705955
03/24/18 11:42 PM
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Northern Idaho
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Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Originally Posted By: Idahokid
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
Honda probably wins in NVH, but then there is this:
https://www.sepw.com/blog/briggs-stratton-exi-engine-no-oil-change/


I seen that and wonder if I could change it anyhow.Im using a 1993 toro with aluminum deck and itís getting tired.


How tired is it? Old mowers are usually pretty easy to fix and keep going. I got my last mower for free with the old style 3.5 horse B&S with the gas tank under the carb. It was listed for $25, but when I showed up the guy just said to take it. I like the old B&S engines because they are so cheap and easy to fix. It needed a recoil starter clock spring, a stop handle cable, a new blade, and a carb rebuild. Now it's a good running mulching mower.


The throttle cable is broken and itís got a metallic knock.


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4706010
03/25/18 04:34 AM
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Noise sucks. I bet you'd be happier with something a little more quiet more than anything else.
There are a few mowers proven to be quieter.

2 available quiet mowers:
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-21inch-front-wheel-drive-163cc-quiet-power/p-07137441000P#

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Husqvarna-HU725...gine/1000124107



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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4706034
03/25/18 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted By: Idahokid
I was looking at mowers today and seen the same mower but with two different engines.The Briggs and Stratton 7.25 EXI and the other a Honda GCV for $50 more.Is the money difference worth it for the Honda engine?

Personal preference. Both will start, run well and last a long time with a little maintenance. I usually go for the higher HP.

Last edited by Lubener; 03/25/18 06:21 AM.

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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Idahokid] #4706105
03/25/18 08:28 AM
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Have a honda powered husqvarna and it needs carb cleaned each spring to run. hate the auto choke. I'll get a Briggs next time.


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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: Linctex] #4706106
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I would have to disagree with that, have had many B&S engines on mowers over the years -- there ok. I have a 2002 Lawn Boy with the Tecumseh engine -- original spark plug -- starts first pull after primed EVERY SINGLE TIME. Still running super strong and I have no plans on retiring it any time soon.


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Last edited by BAJA_05; 03/25/18 08:29 AM.

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Re: New Husqvarna lawn mower [Re: vwmaniaman] #4706158
03/25/18 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted By: vwmaniaman
Have a honda powered husqvarna and it needs carb cleaned each spring to run. hate the auto choke. I'll get a Briggs next time.


I also struggled with the auto choke on my honda powered husqvarna. I've found that once I start the mower, if I let the choke go half way through its movement, then return it to full choke and let it run its full range of movement from there, the mower keeps running. I asked the dealer if there was a different spring available to slow down the choke, but no dice.


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