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.
MySM005: The Predator 14 HP 420cc engine used for the original chassis go kart?
bb4jdmlude: these are just old honda engine designs that are cloned.
professorfidelcat: China engines are improving! What next? a 1340cc Hayabusa clone from
Joeak74: I don't know where the negative comments are all coming from. These
"Predator" engines are VERY well made. I have four (4) of them on various
equipment,and they have all been perfect runners with zero issues. My
buddy's girl friend had a Honda CRF 100 dirt bike with a broken piston that
we needed to replace. WE ordered the complete top end from the Honda
dealership. When the parts (factory OEM) came in (piston , cylinder, etc),
they were all marked "Made in Brazil". This tells me that even honda has
licensed manufacture's in other countries.
nick nellos: alex your full of crap. I will put it up against a honda any day of the
week, 365 days a year.
robert gehr: we have a go kart track in our backyard and just about everyone has a 212cc
predator engine and 1 420cc they are very dependable
Auminer Dave: There are NO Harbor Freight stores in Alaska! (re: 0.31)
I Sparklez: I don't care what other people I have a 212cc predator on a log splitter
and have about 1000hrs on it and it still starts first pull every time. I
also have one on a go kart with about 10hrs on it and it has more power
than any honda ive ever seen
nick nellos: FYI , Honda is mfg in china as well
Alex Geller: don't compare a Honda with a freaking Chinese piece of crap
UhBuddy: AND.... They're better than Tecumseh could've hope to be in the last years
of that company's life... I see those things throwing the connecting rod
often via a small engine repairman's videos.
UhBuddy: Curious to why there is much hate for these Predator Engines... I have 2 of
them... One on a pressure washer and the other is on a Predator generator
with at least 100 hours on it. If the motor last you a year or two, you got
your money's worth. I believe mine will last me years.. I've punished both
motor with hard work, but have not abused them.. I change oil regularly and
they run fantastic! Both are the 212cc, 6.5hp motors. Kudos to Chinese for
building a great affordable group of motors!
Sundown798: These motors are NOT intended to be used as a long term solution. Its for
the guy that wants to get 2 more years out of their chipper/sherdder ect
and get a new chipper someday. Or the Kid that wants to buld his first
gocart. Ask if they have a replacement plan warranty. They extended
warranty's seem cheap there.
Dax Marshall: woud this run 45 roots blower
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
mrpete pete: is the 212 cc model good for a go kart?
James Garrett: How true! Some of the blame rest with unions and management that is paid on
production goals. These managers could care less if the guy putting the lid
on gets paid $100 for every bolt he puts in. They pay what ever is asked
rather than miss a production bonus. Then they look for you and I to pay 3x
the value. It's like they want obummer and his China buds to rule the
karmakaze6: pieces of crap, i work there and a lot of them come back. spend the extra
money a get a good motor that will last ya. but thats just my opinion.
Gatorsrok: cool story bro.....
Joe's Small Engine Repair: freakin Moron, Even though i am a big fan of U.S. made products, Hondas are
probably the best small engines you can find!
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....
Hank Erchief: my 212 starts on the 5th pull and loves to kick back and rip the cord out
of my hand.
spazmoso: @hamateurradio honda is overated,bang 4 buck u can buy 4-5 of these
compared to 1 honda,briggs or tecumsah
ianmccoy1999: They are really comparing it to a Honda ?
stangtrax: They are cheap so use it and when it breaks sell it to me no problem and
you go buy another. cheaper in price than others. And mine runs fine on my
pcblah: @JohnDeere30201 japanese engines are good quality...
willm10: @redneksurvivin yes you can, i used a 212 cc (6.5 hp)engine on my go kart
and it goes around 30(maxed out) if i got a 13hp it would go around 50! but
my go kart does perfectly fine with a 212cc
bradsengine - Retired Channel!: Thats a great size for a mid size go cart! 212cc will put out about 6.5
horsepower. I still would get a briggs or honda!
Dennis van popering: this looks like the same engine i bought from amazon. its a duromax 16 hp.
299.99. delivered. its not worth buying though. find an old briggs or
wisconson or kohler. on these chinese engines. the question is? where do
you get parts?
Gatorsrok: yeah ok maggot.....
pcblah: @JohnDeere30201 this is the best bang for the buck though... they start
easily... yes cheap electronics but decent engines and since its a clone i
can get parts...
karmakaze6: lol. about 10% of the motors we sell at our store come back. i get a
employee discount and i still wouldn't waste money one.
Tristan102100: oh my god,this is dumb. they only work for 50 hours. may as well spend the
extra hundred on the honda and get an extra thousand hours use! i have a
'86 honda. she fires up on the first pull and runs like she is new. and man
does she rock and roll! god only knows how many hours...
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.
bradsengine - Retired Channel!: at 0:37 , they have the HONDA logo blacked out...
galen frislie: I got a small 79cc predator engine from harbor freight no compression
almost no start if I got it started at all. I had to take it back. I must
have gotten a lemon.
InflatableTRex: I wish HFT would sell small diesel engines as I would love that!
uticaplay: Can you tell me why the US engine has to be so expensive? Everything in
regards to Brigs is over priced.
transammike: Because they are not built with child labor in unregulated, dirty,
dangerous conditions. I collect old tractors and mowers, and I would NEVER
have one on my machine, even though they may run good. I would rather be
part of the solution than part of the problem. I wish more people thought
bradsengine - Retired Channel!: that is FALSE at 0:37 . Trying to compare it with a honda? My hondas are
the BEST starting engines.
bradsengine - Retired Channel!: yeah, sure, go buy your crappy harbor freight engines, i'll stick with my
spazmoso: @mattdudley13 to me honda is junk,long story really bad expeirence.bang 4
buck well worth the money saved!!
D. J. Tanner: Tecumseh should have never gone out of business. I never thought I'd see
DeepFriedFuzzball: @vaicase yeah I bought a honda gx160 clone. It's pretty well the same in
displacement and so on so parts are interchangable and there are lots of
non genuine parts designed for the gx160 that will fit my engine too, as it
is the same design essentially. The problem with these predator engines is
that the displacement is different and the parts are not interchangable,
that's why I wouldn't buy one despite the fact they look ok :|
pcblah: @spazmoso no but they are still good
connor farr: still prefer the honda gx engines!
43128lucky4: Honda gx series on back table at :04
Alex's Bikes and Motors: wtf honda engines start and run way better than hf. Not trying to knock hf
or anything, their motors are real good.
pcblah: Can ir be controlled with a cable for the.420cc?