I followed suit and got the Briggs 305 as well. At that price, how could you pass it up ???
I Also put it on a 24" machine. Certainly could have done the Predator, but the AC charging system and the electric start make this Briggs less expensive than the Predator, considering the time, money, and effort to add those things.
The extra torque comes in handy too. Per the specs, the piston bore is 3.12" with a 2.44" stroke. The bore is starting to rival automotive engines. . .
Current & Past Fleet:
2017 Husqvarna ST224 (SOLD)
2014 Troy-Bilt 2410 w/ Briggs & Stratton 305cc Engine
2003 Ariens ST824LE (SOLD)
1999 Toro PowerShift 824 w/ 318cc OHV Tecumseh Engine
1988 Toro 521 w/ 212cc Predator Engine
1985 Toro 3521 w/ 179cc Powermore Engine (SOLD)
Last edited by tpenfield; 04-05-2017 at 06:16 AM.