ryelor123: The funniest part about this comments section is that it sounds like its full of paid shills despite the engines being good enough that they wouldn't need to pay anyone.
iCloud Henshaw: So your saying the Honda engine you copied it of is no longer as good as your clone ?
samantha001973: My predator 212cc runs great
Rob M.: I have an old Power Trim Edger, wanted to know if anyone has used this HF engine as a replacement for a similar gas edger?? I've had my edger for over 30+ plus years, and the Briggs engine finally gave up. This would be way cheaper than buying a new edger or having the Briggs engine rebuilt.
rogerbeginify: They are excellent engines I have one on a Ariens snowblower it is on its second season and works great starts up in sub zero weather by the third pull. It's rated at 6.5 horsepower I think it is on par with an 8 or 9 hp Tecumseh.
MySM005: The Predator 14 HP 420cc engine used for the original chassis go kart?
Gerald Thomas: My Harbor Freight 212cc engine works great on my 1984 Montgomery Ward snowblower replacing the 5hp Briggs.
I was going to replace it with a Briggs but decided that I didn't want to spend the money.
bb4jdmlude: these are just old honda engine designs that are cloned.
professorfidelcat: China engines are improving! What next? a 1340cc Hayabusa clone from China?
Dave Sherva: I bought the Predator 212 cc and put it on a mini bike. Started on the first pull out of the box. They line up perfect for the popular baja doodle bug mini bikes.Click my profile to see the mini bike and Predator 212 cc together.
Hank Erchief: my 212 starts on the 5th pull and loves to kick back and rip the cord out of my hand.
kctyphoon: and they are very reliable - so much that they have their own class in cart racing, and a 6.5hp Chinese engine can usually be built to produce about 20hp with supporting modifications. most people that hate on these engines, dont have one - and just want to feel better about having spent more money on a honda
kctyphoon: for the record - honda ( a Chinese company) sells its engine designs and dies to other manufactures for mass production. the designs of the engines themselves are near identical, which is why you can replace any parts with actual Honda parts. they save money by using cheaper alloys, and cheaper bolt on parts like carbs and gas tanks.
Daniel Bargas: Lol there trying to hate on the people whose design they stole
Thurman Evelyn Maxwell: It's not the name on a engine or where it's made people want quality that's what you should pay for....
SceneOneVideo: I originally purchased a Predator 212cc Horizontal Shaft engine. The mounting holes were bored such that they were of a shape I can never recall having seen. I then returned it for the 346cc engine which was DOA out of the box. Movement of the throttle resulted in no movement at the carburetor. Springs were missing, so forth and so on. Absolute junk. (On a side note, do not EVER compare your Predator line to that of Honda, Briggs & Stratton, et al).
Mike Will: Honda copy compared to honda??
hankandtilly: Just so you know, Briggs engines are made in china now too.
But they still make one in the states but I forgot which one.
Raoul Duke: They could care less? It's a good thing that they don't then.
Raoul Duke: Anyone who spells enough as "anuff" is one intelligent individual!
If it doesn't run, I take it back on the 2 year warranty and get a new one. If you don't, then you're an idiot.
Cert: Building stuff is always in my family gene. My dad is a new york auto technician and taught me everything I need to know about cars. Now I sell car parts online to suppliment my income. So it does help when there's good guidance.