I.D. a Vanguard
Hello, I've been looking to re-power a Husqvarna Rider 13H that has a B&S 12.5 hp flat head. I've found a few, Kohler CV, Honda GXV, but the one that I'm leaning toward is the B&S "Vanguard". I've found a few Vanguards in "donor" mowers, these have been in the 14-16 hp range.
I've found a Toro Wheel Horse 17-44HXL that has a "Toro 17hp ohv power plus" engine, 312777-0128-e1, 9905062e. From the photo that I've seen, it looks like a Vanguard [front part of blower housing [towards valve cover], and I've read here: http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tractor/msg0519565125689.html that this is the same engine, and it is called a Vanguard.
Is a Toro 17hp ohv power plus in a Toro WH 17-44HXL with #s 312777-0128-e1 a Vanguard?
The person selling it only wants aprox. $200 for the whole machine, all I want is the engine, but only if it's a Vanguard.
I've looked online, but have not found anything definitive.