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Platinum Series™ (Single Cylinder)

19.00 Gross Horsepower

Tough terrain? Large load? Put Craftsman Exclusive Platinum Series™ tractor engines to work for you. Available exclusively on select Craftsman tractors, these Briggs & Stratton engines last 25% longer under medium to heavy-duty use in your yard. Platinum tractor engines feature automotive-style lubrication that protects and cools critical engine components -- even when you challenge it with uneven terrain or heavy loads.

  • 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.

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

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

  • MRS Spark Plug

    Most Reliable Starting.

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

  • 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.

  • Full Pressure Lube System

    Cooler operation and longer life.

  • 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.

HP** (gross) 19.00
Engine Displacement (cc) 540
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 Full Pressure Lubrication
Oil Capacity (oz) 48
Oil Filter Premium
Starter Electric Start
Air Filter Advanced Debris Management
Muffler No
Fuel Shutoff Valve Optional

*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.

Platinum Series™ (Single Cylinder) is rated 2.1429 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall good engine I purchased a 2010 Craftsman YT 3000 yard tractor with this engine. Runs excellent as all Briggs & Stratton engines do. However, I think this engine is a bit under powered for the 46" Craftsman mowing deck, as it seems to bog slightly when mowing high grass. This engine would perform better on tractors with 42", or smaller decks. Which is surprising considering that the Craftsman YT 3000 actually only mows at 44", even though it is sold as a "46" inch deck. Also, good luck finding the part number for the replacement oil filter. It isn't listed in any of the manuals, parts grids, or anywhere on the Internet. When I changed the oil for the first time, I had to first remove the filter to get the part number, because the part number was unreadable until the filter was removed. After talking to someone at Tractor Supply, there are only two filters available for these Briggs & Stratton engines, and this one uses 696854.
Date published: 2012-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Workhorse Starts up easily every time. It has decent power for a 21hp. Easy to maintain, very reliable. Does well on fuel.
Date published: 2012-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy I bought a craftsman LT2000 several years ago that had a 19 hp B&S. I got 4 years out of it and the motor literally flew apart one day while cutting grass. Oil had been changed regularly and air filter also. I figured it was just bad luck and went and bought another one exactly the same except it was a 20hp. I used it for 1 year and 11 months and it started using oil and smoking really bad, called Sears and they sent a tech to my house for the warranty repair. They said the motor was shot and ordered me a new motor. The new motor was a 21hp, according to the tech a much better motor. I used it for 2 summers and just got it out a few weeks ago, changed the oil and filter, used it twice and it started smoking real bad and locked up. I am done with B&S engines. I noticed there are a lot of reviews about these engines not lasting much more than 2 years. I remember when I was younger we had go carts with B&S engines that lasted forever. What happened?
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My mistake, a YT3000 with the 21 HP Platinum Engin Bought a brand new Craftsman YT3000 that has this engine. Supposedly, the Platinum series is supposed to be rated for longer life. Well, about 10 hours in and the engine will not start, can't turn over past the compression. The other engines sold by Briggs and Stratton specify they have pressure lubrication. Sears specifies (as does Briggs and Stratton) "Full Pressure Lubrication". What the difference seems to be mysterious since no one can explain the difference.Maybe it costs more to print stickers that say Platinum?
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Make Sure To Purchase The Extended Warranty! We purchased a Craftsman YT3000 riding lawn mower in August of 2011. We used it fornormal grass cutting of a 3/4 acre parcel. The first summer we had to call for warrantyservice because of a fuel issue. After the second summer, and approximately 2 months after the warranty expired, the mower began blowing white smoke through the exhaust. We let it sit through the winter and just this week had someone come to fix it. The Sears technician advised it was most likely a head gasket issue, if not something more involved. The engine was no longer starting and when cranking, it sounded like it had thrown a rod. Needless to say, the potential repair bill was not worth it and we went out and purchased a totally different mower with a different engine from a different store. Please be sure to purchase the extended service plan if you intend to purchase a product with this engine. What a shame from a well known manufacturer.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of junk! They state 25% longger life. So other engines last 1 1/2 years I purchased a 2010 Craftsman YT 3000 yard tractor with this engine. Ran ok. Then two years and 2 weeks went by and it would not start after just starting it. Too much compression. By the way its not under warranty by 2 weeks. I took read about others with compression problems and most point to valves needing adjustment. I checked the valve settings and all was good. Sent it to a local repair guy and he found that the leaver that changes the valve adjustment at low speeds was shattered and in peaces inside the crank case. He replaced this part and the cam shaft. Now 4 month later the same problem as come up.This is the biggest piece of junk! I dread the day I ever walked in to Sears! I called Briggs and Stratton about the first problem and they never got back to me. And I called Sears and they told me I was 2 weeks too late for warranty help. I don't know if its a design flaw or just my engine. I will never buy another Briggs and Stratton engine again.The mechanic said he has done many of these repairs so that leads me to think it a design flaw. Most likely will repair and sell and buy a Kohler Engine!B& S 2 year warranty, they know how long they last! All most to the day!
Date published: 2012-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I purchased a Craftsman YT3000 in the Fall of 2010 with this engine. It is now blowing blue smoke. It looks like a blown head gasket. I changed the oil and filter as recommended. I have a 1/2 acre property, relatively flat. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2014-11-18

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