All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeFAQSearchMemberlistRegisterLog inCountdown Timer
Swing by the Chatroom anytime! Next Chat Event - 10/7/2017 @ 8:00pm EST .
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
ATTENTION!! - The 2017 ATLTF Build-Off ends in two months! Click Here to view qualification rules, and Click Here to view entry instructions!
The new 2017 ATLTF stickers are in! View them here, and order yours while they're hot!
We now have a Discord chat server! Contact Doug for an invite link!

Share | 
 

 who likes briggs?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
the beast
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-04-25
Posts : 59
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Rio Rancho, NM AKA "The Catbox"

PostSubject: who likes briggs?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:25 pm

hey, anyone own a briggs and stratton? you can post a pic if you want.

Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:44 pm

with the exception of my 17hp kawasaki, all of my run-able motors are briggs Smile Will post a pic later...
Back to top Go down
Thunderdivine
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Join date : 2012-12-21
Posts : 2082
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Norway, Europe

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:34 pm

This is the project build thread Razz please use the correct section.

_______________________________________________
*Thunderdivine*
My Custom Racing Mower Build
JD210R - Racing Mower, Sidebuild
My Vintage John Deere 110, 1967 model
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Back to top Go down
Doug
Webmaster
Webmaster
avatar

Age : 22
Join date : 2012-12-24
Posts : 2526
Forum Rep : 14
Location : 17042, Pennsylvania

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:55 pm

Moved to General.

I like Briggs, but ill take anything that runs. Unless its a Tecumseh.

_______________________________________________
Back to top Go down
TroyBilt Pony
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Join date : 2013-06-01
Posts : 578
Forum Rep : 0
Location : West Virginia

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:30 pm

Why not run a tecumseh? Ive never had one but just asking.. I have 2 12hp flatheads and a 18 opposed
Back to top Go down
craftsmancole
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-04-05
Posts : 662
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Near Daytona Beach,Fl

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:36 pm

Tecumseh has bad ass axles but crap engines
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:41 am

oh, I have a tecumseh 10hp flathead that still would run after so many years of service, if I didnt make it eat a starter... may get around to fixing that one day lol
Back to top Go down
Doug
Webmaster
Webmaster
avatar

Age : 22
Join date : 2012-12-24
Posts : 2526
Forum Rep : 14
Location : 17042, Pennsylvania

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:04 am

The one that I did have ran like sh*t all the time. I have a 3hp 2 stroke that isnt too bad, but then again I only ran it for about 5 minutes.

_______________________________________________
Back to top Go down
Doc Sprocket
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Age : 44
Join date : 2013-04-21
Posts : 2856
Forum Rep : 9
Location : Ontario Canada

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:57 am

Briggs made some great engines. And some sh*t ones, too. For that matter, Tecumseh had some great engines, too. But I'll take a Honda GX series over just about anything.

_______________________________________________
***Get YOUR official "Doc Locked, And Ready To Rock!" Stickers by clicking here!***
***Official Sprocket's Garage vinyl graphics and tees for sale HERE!***

Put down the wrench, and come out with your hands up!-Doc "Tranny Crusher" Sprocket, ATLTF Forum Admin, Thinkerer and Tinkerer, and all-around good dood. Wink

Gen. Mayhem- http://www.atltf.com/t2597-general-mayhem-race-tractor
MULE- http://www.atltf.com/t2153-lawn-boy-utltv
MULEII- http://www.atltf.com/t3328-1970-john-deere-112-the-beginnings-of-mule-ii
MULEIII http://www.atltf.com/t4263-mule3-brainstorming-ideas-etc#58287
Wrench, Wheel, Wreck, Repeat...
Back to top Go down
Stretch44875
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2012-04-05
Posts : 935
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Mansfield, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:21 am

They all have good and bad points about them. We run Briggs because they are plentiful and cheap. They last good enough for us, typically get about 5 or 6 years of abuse out of them.

Haven't had but one fail where it would not run. Ran an old 11hp for 45 min, wide open throttle, no governor, and the only reason it stopped was it ran out of oil. It was smoking before we started.
Back to top Go down
MowBandit
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 21
Join date : 2013-03-16
Posts : 477
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Haddock,Georgia

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:33 pm


all i own is briggs lol MOWERENGINES: 4.5hp briggs 8hp briggs 11hp briggs 21.5hp briggs oppy 17hp briggs oppy 12.5hp briggs 3.5hp briggs OTHERENGINES: 2x5hp briggs flatheads (from when i still built racing engines) 6.5hp briggs and a 7.5briggs genny DEADENGINES briggs 15.5 AVS i think i need more Razz
Back to top Go down
theswampmachine
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2013-01-12
Posts : 123
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:55 pm

what i think is kind of funny is how much tecumseh motors suck but their transaxles are freaking amazing
Back to top Go down
craftsmancole
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-04-05
Posts : 662
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Near Daytona Beach,Fl

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:58 pm

You got that right swamp
Back to top Go down
craftsmancole
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-04-05
Posts : 662
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Near Daytona Beach,Fl

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:02 pm

And I'll take any running engine, but my favorites go Kohler, B&S, or Kawasaki
Tho all my Briggs, with the exception of the 15.5, don't run
Back to top Go down
Thunderdivine
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Join date : 2012-12-21
Posts : 2082
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Norway, Europe

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:04 pm

craftsmancole wrote:
And I'll take any running engine, but my favorites go Kohler, B&S, or Kawasaki

you gotta love honda and kubota too, if not it says more about you than the engine Razz

Kubota is a diesel engine japanese engineering at its finest.

_______________________________________________
*Thunderdivine*
My Custom Racing Mower Build
JD210R - Racing Mower, Sidebuild
My Vintage John Deere 110, 1967 model
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Back to top Go down
craftsmancole
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-04-05
Posts : 662
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Near Daytona Beach,Fl

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:06 pm

Oh yeah forgot about them them kabotas those SOBs never die...
Back to top Go down
Thunderdivine
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Join date : 2012-12-21
Posts : 2082
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Norway, Europe

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:07 pm

craftsmancole wrote:
Oh yeah forgot about them them kabotas those SOBs never die...

yeah

_______________________________________________
*Thunderdivine*
My Custom Racing Mower Build
JD210R - Racing Mower, Sidebuild
My Vintage John Deere 110, 1967 model
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Back to top Go down
craftsmancole
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-04-05
Posts : 662
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Near Daytona Beach,Fl

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:11 pm

My dad has a 98 or 99 Kabota tractor tractor tractor and he abuses the carp out of it, just broke for the second time in 14 years...
Back to top Go down
Doc Sprocket
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Age : 44
Join date : 2013-04-21
Posts : 2856
Forum Rep : 9
Location : Ontario Canada

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:20 am

theswampmachine wrote:
what i think is kind of funny is how much tecumseh motors suck

One of these days, somebody's going to have to explain to me precisely WHY they think Tec engines "suck". I have never had a problem with a Tec that I haven't seen in other engines. All I ever get is "well, I heard something, or this guy said something. Prove it! Or, "I had one that was junk"... That's crap. The only Tec issue that presents itself somewhat regularly is the fact that some models of carbs are a bit more sensitive to gumming from stale fuel. So... What? Here's what- If people would maintain their junk according to the manual (see: Storage), this would not be a problem!!!

Now, here's some food for thought- I have a late '70's H60 with a Series 1 carb in a go kart. The engine is bone stock with the governor removed. I punish that sucker, capping around 5400 RPM with ZERO issues. Crap? I think not!

Rant over. Thank you! LOL

_______________________________________________
***Get YOUR official "Doc Locked, And Ready To Rock!" Stickers by clicking here!***
***Official Sprocket's Garage vinyl graphics and tees for sale HERE!***

Put down the wrench, and come out with your hands up!-Doc "Tranny Crusher" Sprocket, ATLTF Forum Admin, Thinkerer and Tinkerer, and all-around good dood. Wink

Gen. Mayhem- http://www.atltf.com/t2597-general-mayhem-race-tractor
MULE- http://www.atltf.com/t2153-lawn-boy-utltv
MULEII- http://www.atltf.com/t3328-1970-john-deere-112-the-beginnings-of-mule-ii
MULEIII http://www.atltf.com/t4263-mule3-brainstorming-ideas-etc#58287
Wrench, Wheel, Wreck, Repeat...
Back to top Go down
craftsmancole
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-04-05
Posts : 662
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Near Daytona Beach,Fl

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:33 am

Well yes I'm lazy as crap, and I need an engine to abuse and takes it like a man
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:04 pm

Personally I don't think they suck... well not the flat heads anyway. I do dislike the ohv Tecumseh engines however and that IS from experience. Every OHV tec motor Ive had was junk after just trying to get it to do what my Briggs will do day in and day out. Light over-revs, burst runs and a lot of throttle twitching. The flat heads make good track race motors though, the short stroke and larger bore vs the Briggs of equivalent HP will make it seem much snappier. Only downside to this is the tecumseh seem to be really touchy to throttle area adjustments and especially those of the governor.


My 5 cents worth

Back to top Go down
craftsmancole
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-04-05
Posts : 662
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Near Daytona Beach,Fl

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:12 pm

Never had a Tec flathead, so I can't judge them, but hate the OHVs tho
Back to top Go down
Stretch44875
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2012-04-05
Posts : 935
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Mansfield, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:07 pm

I've lost 2 of the old cast iron 10hp tec's, due to rod failure. I don't really blame them, they were abused, and the first one lasted a while.

I've also had a almost brand new 10hp tec fail twice in a generator(less than 50 hours) First time the governor broke, and sent the rpms high, blew about all the electronics in the house.

Second time it ran out of oil(friend was using it), low oil shutdown failed, and the motor locked. It would run out of oil before it ran out of gas(7 gallon gas tank).

Engine was always extra loud, sounded like it was coming apart.

After that I bought a OHV kohler command pro 10hp to replace it. It sounds and runs much better than the old engine.

So yea, I'd saw that particular tecumseh was junk.

Main reason I use briggs is because they are cheap and plentiful.
Back to top Go down
dragon born
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
avatar

Join date : 2013-07-01
Posts : 8
Forum Rep : 0
Location : NM

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:46 pm

I have a briggs 11hp and I love it:D 
Back to top Go down
crazykid1994
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 22
Join date : 2013-03-18
Posts : 618
Forum Rep : 0
Location : loxahatchee, florida

PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:03 pm

i love my briggs never had a different motor tho ive had 3 briggs. a 17.5 avs ohv that still runs. a 12hp flathead it started up and ended up burning the rings after sitting for 3 or 4 years. and another i ran hard for about a year after it had been used for mowing for idk how long before a valve stem snapped was a 12.5 hp ohv
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   

Back to top Go down
 
who likes briggs?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Briggs And stratton 900 Series I/c ohv
» Briggs 5hp block
» Im having trouble with my 12hp briggs starting.
» Briggs Track Classic (TAS) RESULTS
» Who likes Durian?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: General Tractor Talk + Pictures/ Videos :: General Tractor Talk-
Jump to: