How Do the Specifications of Briggs and Stratton Engines Compare to Other Small Engines?

How Do the Specifications of Briggs and Stratton Engines Compare to Other Small Engines?

The specifications of Briggs & Stratton small engines, such as engine size, torque, and valve clearance, are comparable to those of other manufacturers, including Honda, Kohler, and Tecumseh. Briggs & Stratton provides particular specifications such as oil/gas ratios with each individual engine.

Consumers should consider three broad categories of specifications when choosing a small engine: basic mechanical specifications, engine size and engine torque. These specifications vary between different engine models. Small Engines.com lists the torque values of Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, and Tecumseh engines according to flywheel nut, cylinder head and bolt, and connecting rod. Briggs & Stratton has slightly higher torque values than Tecumseh; its torque values are a bit lower than those of Kohler.

Small Engine Suppliers provides a chart for comparing and contrasting different small engine models, including Honda, Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, Kohler and Onan. This chart includes the engine dimensions, start type and application. SES also offers a chart that compares vertical shaft air-cooled small engines for lawn mowers and riding mowers. This design cools efficiently and allows a mower deck to be belt-driven. The smallest Briggs & Stratton engine on the SES chart was 3.5 horsepower; Honda offers a smaller 2.5 horsepower model. Like most of the other manufacturers on the list, Briggs & Stratton designs most of its small engines with a recoil starter. A handful of models offer an electric/recoil ignition.