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Vanguard Engines

Posted by newhomeowner_2010 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 12, 10 at 15:05

Does anyone have an opinion on Vanguard engines? I'm trying to figure out if I should buy one or not. Also looking at Kohler. Thanks.

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RE: Vanguard Engines

Opinion? Vanguard engines are possibly the best "new technology" engines Briggs & Stratton ever marketed.
But to make your query "equal", you need to come up with a specific "engine family" in the Kohler brand line-up.
On this forum, I think the Kohler Command engines receive higher marks than the Kohler Courage engines.

RE: Vanguard Engines

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 12, 10 at 22:37

What is the intended application? Vanguard engines are designed for heavy use, if you want to mow an acre of lawn once a week they are over kill. OTOH, if you intend to run the engine long hours under load, the series is worthy of serious consideration.

RE: Vanguard Engines

Vanguards R good, by far an away the best thing out there
in the Briggs line-up... Kohler Commands aren't bad either..
Paul R...

RE: Vanguard Engines

Are you repowering or is this a new purchase? You can do no wrong with the Vanguard, it's Japanese, or was. The Command is still in production and finds its way into several commercial applications.

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