Briggs & Stratton’s new Professional Series
Briggs & Stratton’s new Professional Series boasts commercial-grade features and benefits such as enhanced power, easier starting, longer engine life, and smoother and quieter operation under the toughest mowing conditions. The line’s engines for walk-behind mowers and pressure washers come with a ReadyStart starting system for quick and easy starting, and a commercial-quality dual-sealing air filter to extend maintenance intervals. The line’s engines for riding and zero-turn mowers offer full pressure lubrication for cooler operation and longer engine life, premium high-capacity oil and fuel filters for longer maintenance intervals, and an electronic fuel management system for consistent automotive-style starting.
Briggs & Stratton Engine Power Products Group/(414) 259-5333
Honda’s new V-Twin Series
The Honda V-Twin Engine Series is the most powerful ever offered by Honda and brings new levels of value, fuel efficiency, emissions performance, versatility and quiet operation to the marketplace. Featuring 6 models, the line offers more power, versatility and greater fuel economy in a more compact package. The new GX630, GX660 (pictured), GX690, GXV630, GXV660 and GXV690 engines are available in both horizontal- and vertical-shaft configurations for a greater range of utility and cover a wide range of demanding commercial, rental and turf applications. These engines will meet the 2011 EPA exhaust emission regulations without the use of a catalyst.
Honda Engines/(678) 339-2600
Kawasaki expands FS and FX Series engines
New engine offerings from Kawasaki, available in both FS and FX models, give buyers a range of choices, depending on eventual application. FX Series engines are certified for CARB Tier III and EPA Phase III emission standards for 1,000 hours of operation. FS Series engines are certified for CARB Tier III and EPA Phase III emission standards for 500 hours of operation. Within those categories, buyers have a choice of horsepower output to “size” engines for best equipment performance. For example, FS/FX600V engines deliver up to 20 hp. at 3,600 rpm and develop a maximum torque of 35.5 foot-pounds at 2,400 rpm. Both the FS600V and the FX600V are 2-cylinder overhead v-valve forced air-cooled engines, with V-twin cylinders and a 603-cc (36.8-cubic-inch) displacement.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A./(800) 433-5640
Kohler begins production on Command PRO EFI engines
Beginning with its Command PRO 29-hp. (747 cc), twin-cylinder, horizontal- and vertical-shaft engines, Kohler has started production on the first air-cooled, gasoline model with electronic fuel injection (EFI) as standard equipment. Before the end of 2009, 7 additional EFI engines will be in production, ranging from 19 to 29 hp. By mid-2010, Kohler will have converted its entire Command PRO line to closed-loop EFI technology — no less than 22 engine models ranging from 19 to 41 hp. (694-999 cc) — and at a competitive price with traditional carbureted engines.
Kohler Co./(920) 457-4441
Liquid Combustion Technology (LCT) manufactures summer and winter engines under the MAXX, Storm Force, and private labels. LCT engines are designed for reliability and longevity with a range of displacements that offers customers an engine to meet their needs and performance. Corporate headquarters, located in Travelers Rest, S.C., provides customers with engineering, application, state-side warehousing, production planning, and service support. A new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is scheduled to open in December 2009 to increase production capacity and maintain quality. New engines will be introduced in 2010 to broaden the product line. All engines have been certified to meet 2010 EPA requirements.
Liquid Combustion Technology LLC/(877) 274-2214
Subaru launches SX Snow Power Series engines
Subaru’s new SX Snow Power Series engines are designed specifically for snow throwers. Available in 6-, 7- and 9.5-hp. models, this series boasts high-performance chain-driven overhead cam technology and other special features to provide patented Real Power. The chain-driven OHC technology allows the intake and exhaust valves to be positioned for optimum engine performance. This offers lower resistance for the air/fuel mixture flow. Designed with a highly efficient pent-roof-type combustion chamber, the SX engines are able to use a high compression ratio, producing higher power and torque while limiting exhaust emissions and fuel consumption.
Subaru Industrial Engines/(847) 540-7300