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    New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    Anyone ever see this engine before? 132CC. If I needed a mower Id see how it ran but I really dont.
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    Re: New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    MTD made in China engine.
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    Re: New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    Are those the ones with poly/plastic carbs ?
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    Re: New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    Quote Originally Posted by 7394 View Post
    Are those the ones with poly/plastic carbs ?
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    Re: New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    Thanks..
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    Re: New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    ASAIK they are the Liffan engines .
    Liffan is a big engine maker but usually for small motorcycles that you will not see in the USA cause they are not EPA compliant.
    They started selling engines ( well making them for others ) about 5 years ago.
    They are exact copies of old Honda engines that are no longer covered by patient.

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    Re: New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    Quote Originally Posted by bertsmobile1 View Post
    ASAIK they are the Liffan engines .
    Liffan is a big engine maker but usually for small motorcycles that you will not see in the USA cause they are not EPA compliant.
    They started selling engines ( well making them for others ) about 5 years ago.
    They are exact copies of old Honda engines that are no longer covered by patient.
    The engine is the MTD powermore 1R61RU engine The Craftsman model number is 247.372990 or the MTD model number is 11A-A0MA799 for the mower, MTD started using Chinese manufactured engines in 2005 after Briggs purchased Murray. According to MTD the engines are manufactured under supervision of MTD's own personnel quality control team.
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    Re: New Chinese engine spotted on budget craftsman mower at Sears

    Well, Wisconsin used to be the engine capital of the world. Then the mfrs. found they could get labor for $5 a day and low import taxes from Mexico so that's where a couple of the major power equipment factories relocated. Then wages down there started rising, the Chinese government had bottomless pocketbooks for technology and plants so that's where the manufacturing moved to, building engines etc. for about any purpose. With the technology, metallurgy, and assembly methods stolen/purchased from the rest/best of the world I'd think their small OE supervised engines should be superb. Good luck finding parts though.

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