What is a 305 Briggs Engine?

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The 305cc (cubic centimeter) engine manufactured by Briggs and Stratton is a mid-sized engine used for light- to medium-duty power applications on outdoor power equipment. It is more powerful than a smaller engine that might be found on a walk-behind lawnmower, yet not as large as one used on a riding lawn-mower.

History

  • Briggs and Stratton is a leading manufacturer of gasoline engines used to power lawn and garden, and commercial power equipment. The company was formed in the early 1900s and has filed hundreds of patents and produced more than 10 million engines.

305cc Intek Engine

  • The 305cc Intek engine is used in applications ranging from snow throwers to rotary garden tillers. This series of engines was introduced in 1998.

Design

  • The 305cc Intek is a gasoline powered, overhead-valve (OHV) single cylinder engine made from aluminum. The crankshaft has a horizontal configuration--perpendicular to level ground.

Size

  • Its overall dimensions are approximately 15" long, 12" wide and 16" tall. The internal displacement of the cylinder is achieved with a bore/stroke of 3.12" by 2.44".

Power Output

  • While not rated in horsepower, the 305cc Intek engine is available in two torque ratings; 13.5 lb./ft. and 14.5 lb./ft.

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