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Gold Series™

17.50 Gross Horsepower

A reliable classic mower engine built to take care of the classic American lawn. Craftsman Exclusive single-cylinder Gold Series™ engines give you the power to handle medium-duty mowing and hauling. This riding lawn mower engine features our unique OHV (OverHead Valve) technology for a cleaner, cooler engine, these engines are rugged workhorses that are ready for duty time after time.

  • Avoid Lawn Mower Engine Damage

    Look Before you pump fuel into your lawn mower and help avoid engine damage. Do not use any fuel containing greater than 10 percent ethanol (E10) in the engine on your outdoor power equipment.

  • Lawn Mower Engine Torque

    Cubic centimeters (cc) only measure the size of the engine on your lawn mower or outdoor power equipment. Torque measures the power that rotates the blade. Maximize your mowing power.

  • Advanced Debris Lawn Mower Filter
    Advanced Debris Management System

    Keeps your engine clean by deflecting most debris like micro grass clippings & lawn debris and filtering the rest.

  • Anti-Vibration System
    Anti-Vibration System - AVS®

    A smoother ride.

  • Dura-Bore™ Cast Iron Sleeve

    Withstands wear and abuse.

  • Safeguards engines against ethanol damage and maintains fuel stability for up to 3 years.

  • Full Pressure Lube System

    Cooler operation and longer life.

  • Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine Design
    Overhead Valve (OHV) Engine Design

    OHV engines run cooler and cleaner for better fuel economy and longer engine life.

HP** (gross) 17.50
Engine Displacement (cc) 500
Number of Cylinders Single
Engine Configuration Vertical Shaft
Engine Technology OHV
Length (in) 18.9
Width (in) 16.2
Height (in) 12.9
Weight (lbs) 65.0
Bore (in) 3.56
Stroke (in) 3.06
Engine Fuel Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) N/A
Lubrication System Pressure Lubrication
Oil Capacity (oz) 48
Oil Filter Standard
Starter Electronic Start
Air Filter Advanced Debris Management
Muffler No
Fuel Shutoff Valve Optional
Certified Power Rating

*All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600 rpm per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.

*All power levels are stated gross torque at 2600 rpm per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.

Gold Series™ is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Product is Great! I have had this engine for about a month now. We bought a Craftsman LT 2000 Riding mower with this engine installed, and it is very reliable, quiet, and powerful. It has about double what our old one had, and it is very nice to have! I have all good things to say about this other than one thing. I do not like how you should put stabilizer in with the gas.
Date published: 2012-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around product I have this engine for a mower that I bought from sears and I love it! It starts good, runs good, and is very reliable!
Date published: 2012-04-16

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