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Briggs & Stratton 305cc for $220 ????

Just wondering what the catch may be . . .

OPE engines is advertising the B & S 305cc snowblower engine for $220. Everyone else is in the $450 range. Not sure if it is real or not . . .

Supposed to be 'new in the box', with warranty, etc. , etc.

I was thinking of grabbing one for an eventual re-power/upgrade of my Troy-bilt, but I don't want to get caught up in a scammish disappointment.

Thoughts, experiences?

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I think Sblg43, member here and great youtube channel got the exact same one (and a couple extra). try PMing him to see how his experience was on the order.
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It's legit! I have now purchased four of them! I just feel that I should get them before they are gone.

I suspect that they are overstock or old stock and it's time to clean out the warehouse. But no worries, the engines are the real deal.

Here is a short video that I made to show exactly what you get when you order these from Kohler Engines and Kohler Engine Parts Store, Genuine Kohler Engine Parts


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Here is the engine in action, although I didn't have any real snow.


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I think Sblg43, member here and great youtube channel got the exact same one (and a couple extra). try PMing him to see how his experience was on the order.
Thank you for your kind remarks.

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Wow that's a great deal, free shipping too. I'm super tempted to just have one around Incase.

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They are an online liquidation center, they buy up surplus engines from oem's and receivorships for pennies on the dollar. There is nothing wrong with that but your local dealer may less than thrilled about performing warranty repairs which may or may not be an issue.
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I checked the spec's and it looks like it has the 60 Watt AC charging system. I'm thinking I could put a voltage rectifier on it and run some LED lights on my TB 2410. So, I could possibly do an engine upgrade on the Troy-Bilt and add lights to it as well.

So, I may go for it.

BTW - I have seen a couple of sources with prices of this engine under $300 ($229 & $295, if I recall), just not at the $220 level that OPE engines has advertised.

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It is on order . . . supposed to ship today. They (OPE) are on the west coast, so I placed the order at the beginning portion of their day. Not sure how long it will take to go across the USA though.

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They are an online liquidation center, they buy up surplus engines from oem's and receivorships for pennies on the dollar. There is nothing wrong with that but your local dealer may less than thrilled about performing warranty repairs which may or may not be an issue.
I guess that explains the low price, if they are a liquidator. They seem to sell parts too. so, maybe a bit more than merely a liquidator. I am not really concerned about local dealer support, since it would be for a re-power anyway. If it breaks, I'll just fix it.

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