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  1. Rogee

    Rogee Well-Known OPE Member

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    I've just been and tryed to buy a walk behind lawn mower today . I was informed that there are no Briggs and Stratton powered mowers left as Briggs has gone belly up as they say . Has anybody else heard this
     
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    ucm931 Here For The Long Haul!

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    Dey is bankrupt.
     
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    Rogee Well-Known OPE Member

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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole! GoldMember

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    I work in manufacturing, in this part of Wisconsin, I'll leave it at that, I do not work for for Briggs. They way they are treating their vendors right now is unbelievable. I cant wait till these assholes don't have jobs and try to get jobs in the same industry they've been *frenching over for years.

    WE'RE NOT GOING TO FORGET YOUR NAMES YOU STUPID COCKSUCKERS.
     
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    Wood Chopper So so sleepy....

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    Yup absolutely terrible.


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    Dayum, this sucks. Hopefully somebody will buy them and do it right.

    I hate to say it, but the Chicom engines are getting better all the time. My in-laws have a push mower with a "Powermore" Tecumseh copy. They have had it at least 8 years and the only time it gets an oil change is when I am over there and remember to do it. They don't use fuel stabilizer and keep their fuel in an open can. The thing just keeps running.
     
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    Rogee Well-Known OPE Member

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    The Chinese engines are getting better I just don't buy chinese stuff unless I have no option. Briggs had the market in nz stitched up for a long time was about all you could get . I got a Honda powered mower in the end , a better option than Briggs anyway
     
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    Totally agree with you, I don't buy Chicom unless I have no other option.
     
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    Locust Cutter Air Force Redneck

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    That paper couldn't have been more biased, but I digress. What's happening here isn't actual capitalism. It's a bad cross of Crony capitalism, and socialism, much to the dismay of the industrial might we used to possess as a nation. I'm sad to see them go, though I've been a much bigger fan of both Honda and Kawasaki engines for some time.

    Briggs used to be the standard, and near indestructible. Their 37hp FI engine has been pretty good for Scag and Grasshopper mowers, we'll see what's next, as Kawi has issues with FI for OPE, which is a shame, as the FI engines are vastly better on fuel and combustion regulation. Especially so, given the "quality variance' in currently available fuels... Honda makes a great engine, but their 20hp+ V-twins lag Kawi currently.
     
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    Yep, heard not long after I took delivery of my custom B&S 850 IC engine on a MSV 19" Morrison push mower (didn't want an 'oiled for life' power plant) from @markds2 s rellies up here. Last Quantum 60 did over 1000 hrs without needing any internal intention, and I hope the 850 is same
    Having said that, I thrashed a rental stump-grinder for 7 hours basically straight on Sunday, Honda GX300? faultless, seemed to sip fuel too. Compete, or slip away into oblivion...
     
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    Being an OPE dealer I never understood Brigg's move into the OPE business. Why would one manufacturer use someone's engine who was competing with them in the complete goods market? Simplicity, Snapper and Ferris (all B&S brands) and JD in the box store markets were the main users of B&S engines.
     
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