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Re: [Shop-talk] HF Predator engines

To: w <>, Shop Talk List <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] HF Predator engines
From: Brian Kemp <>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:13:38 -0800
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Please include the list on any replies.  I have  a 1994 Sears 
chipper-shredder with a 5hp B&S industrial plus engine from a yard sale 
that was left with old gas for a long time.  I replaced the fuel lines 
and rebuilt the carb, including replacing the inlet valve/seat and now 
it idles, but does not run well without the choke.   I have brand new 
fuel I'm going to try this weekend as a final option, since I'm using 
California gas and the existing gas is about 6 months old.

I'm interested in the same option.  I'm trying to save the B&S as it has 
parts available, but if I have to do much more to the engine, it might 
be worth switching to the HF Predator for $100 and getting a little 
extra horsepower.  As near as I can tell, my chipper has the same bits 
other than the engine as an 8hp model, so I'm not too concerned about 
anything being overloaded.

One thing I noticed about the Predator I looked at in the store was that 
it didn't have a fuel disconnect.

Brian with lots of trimming to do

On 11/29/2013 7:35 PM, w wrote:
>> and last year replaced it with a Predator.. it was a perfect bolt up
>> replacement .  It's arund 6 hp (although they go by displacement now) 
>> and it
>> ....
>> good luck with the HF engines, I don't think you'll be disappointed
> Hey Guys, Month old thread but was wondering about the Harbor freight 
> small engines myself.
> I have an old (probably late 80's) Sears / MTD chipper-shredder with a 
> Tecumseh 5hp engine that's not worth saving.
> Would one of these H.F. Predator things be a bolt-in replacement?
> They have two "6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engines" for 
> $100, looks like one has CARB cert'. Got the manual on one and it has 
> mounting dimensions, but I haven't torn mine down to measure how close 
> it is.
> I realize that's a vague question, but thought maybe it was one of 
> those things standard acress many manufacturers.
> -Thanks, Wayne
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