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Posted by aemeijers on July 4, 2008, 8:21 pm
 
Vaughn Simon wrote:

have

I'll second that- my lawn mower is an off-brand 'Powered by Honda', but
it is not a Honda lawnmower. A genuine Honda lawnmower would have cost
$00, this one cost $25 or so. Engine has held up great with spotty
maintenance and regular abuse. Since there isn't a whole lot else to
break on a lawnmower, I figured I would take the risk and save some money.

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Posted by ransley on July 4, 2008, 8:29 pm
 

Honda is a good motor, but until recently they only made a commercial
unit good for 2-4000 hrs. The GX might be the new homeowner grade,
good for maybe 300-800 hours.

Posted by Jack on July 5, 2008, 10:12 pm
 ransley wrote:

the original poster referenced model northstar as sold by notherntool is selling
for
around 1500 bucks, thought the homeowner grade models were less



Posted by Ulysses on July 6, 2008, 11:19 pm
 

Honda is a good motor, but until recently they only made a commercial
unit good for 2-4000 hrs. The GX might be the new homeowner grade,
good for maybe 300-800 hours.

I've seen some GX engines used commercially with a lot of hours on them.  My
understanding is that they were rated for about 3500 hours.  There are at
least three oversize pistons available for the GX and once you bore it out
too much you can get a new cylinder or cylinder head and start over.  There
is also at least one undersized piston rod available.

OTOH the GC series by Honda is an overhead cam affair and is pretty much
designed to be thrown away when it wears out.  They do, however, seem to
last a long time.

I too have a piece of equipment (generator) with a Honda engine.  Honda
engines are good and all but they have their problems too.  In any case the
generator head ought to outlast several engines.



Posted by Cydrome Leader on July 7, 2008, 3:16 pm
 
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GX IS the commercial grade. There is a more junior series of engines, but
they're called something other than GX.

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