I noticed the HF price has gone up after being $120 for so long. I would be very surprised if they will mark anything down but they may have a 10% or some % off coupon. Although the Preditor has been excluded from coupon use in recent years. I would bet the new 6.6 HP Engine will be priced another 30 or $40 more. So grab a 212 if you think you will be doing a repower anytime soon. It would make perfect sense to phase out the 212cc.. From the picture it does not look like the Hemi. I am judging this by the shape of the valve cover.any deals yet on the 212s? I see they are $149
How old are the 2 blowers? You are saying this is not a new engine. It has been out there under a Champion brand. Just new to HF with the Predator brand?I have 2 Champion made blowers (22") both with the 224cc, I run them at 3800 and neither is a slouch. It's been a while since I checked the specs, (going from memory) I believe they're the same stroke as the 212 but a 2mm bigger bore.
I am unaware if they sell the engine on its own or not? I do see their snowblower page wont come up, maybe they're done with them?looks like they don't sell that engine anymore, says "no sellers found"
I bought a grayhound engine, it snapped the crank after 5 hours of use. I have 2 predator engines one in use and one still in the box. The one I have that I put on an older Ariens runs well when I can get it started.before the Predator engine they had the Greyhound engines. I used quite a few of them with zero issues.
I have the 11hp electric start greyhound on my 82 Cub Cadet and it has been flawless for over 12 years.
When they were changing over to the predator I bought 5 of them online when they were blowing them out for 65 dollars.
and only paid 6 or 6.99 shipping total for all 5 of them. Over the years i have used 4 of them and still have on new in the box.