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Hi, I am the new boy on the forum. In the past I have had very good results with my lawn tractor 1 wheel horse 2 craftsman's and then a Toro.
All of my engines have lived to be old . My decks have not faired as well I have a solution for that. My question to you forum members is would you rather have a one cyl Kolar or a two cyl Briggs. I have narrowed down my search to the Husqvarna 42: with a 19 hp kolar or one with a slightly larger 2 cyl Briggs. I like the idea of a twin so it do not have to work so hard. Any ideas? Also since i am soliciting your opinions . What about a transmission? Do you like the standard or one of the auto types for long term longevity? I would like to hear your opinions.Thanks Jim
 

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Welcome to the forum Jim!

I think you're on the right track about the Kohler vs. Briggs engine option. There's probably little or no difference as far as longevity between the two, but the Briggs does have the extra two horsepower so that's probably what I would go with even though it costs a little more. I really don't know much about the two options of transmissions so I'll let someone else chime in on that one.
 

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If you haven't made your decision yet, twins of course use more gas then 1 cylinder engines, but are also smoother at the same time, especially under load.
 

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Still hanging in there.

I have not made up my mind. My old Toro is still cutting but the time will come this season. I hope to catch a great sale. Thanks for the forums advice any more. Jim
 
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