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Professional Series™ (Single Cylinder)

15.50-19.00 Gross Horsepower

World-class performance – time after time. With commercial-grade power, easy starting and quiet operation, the Professional Series riding mower engine delivers great results for your toughest jobs. And it keeps delivering, because this mower engine is built to last with our exclusive Advanced Debris Management System, chrome-plated exhaust valves and other durable features.

  • Single cylinder and V-twin engines offer the best of both worlds: world-class endurance and power.

  • 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.

  • Dura-Bore™ Cast Iron Sleeve

    Withstands wear and abuse.

  • Full Pressure Lube System

    Cooler operation and longer life.

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

  • 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.

  • Tool-less Air Cleaner Cover

    Easy access for filter changes

HP** (gross) 15.50
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) 77.0
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 Dual Element Cartridge with Advanced Debris Management
Muffler Super Lo-Tone
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.

Professional Series™ (Single Cylinder) is rated 2.5714 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Briggs & Stratton Intek Vertical OHV Engine faulty I do not want to seem to be over-reacting, but I feel that there is a major flaw in the Briggs & Stratton Intek Vertical OHV Engine. I have used this engine exactly three times, and upon the fourth, it would not start. Inspection revealed gas in the oil, excessive fuel in the spark plug chamber, and an inability to start. This engine replaced the original engine in my craftsman mower, which had previously blown up while I was mowing. I have since taken it to an authorized service dealer, who told me that he could not find anything wrong with the mower. Furthermore, he consulted with a Briggs and Stratton representative, who also could not find anything wrong. Their solution was to flush my fuel and oil system, then remove my fuel pump from the mower, thus rendering it a gravity-fed fuel system. Now my mower will start; however, it will mow for only two minutes then dies, sputtering in it's death throes. I am so extremely dissatisfied with this engine, as well as the previous Briggs and Stratton 19.5 HP engine. I cannot caution future buyers enough in regards to this product. I believe that this engine was manufactured to be eco-friendly and pleasurable to ride, but it is NOT A DEPENDABLE lawnmower engine.
Date published: 2012-05-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the worst engine I ever owned The engine came on a Craftsman mower. Craftsman is the only brand mower I have owned and have owned 4 including this one. Never any problems with engines. The engine has not been abused in anyway and did not last 100 hours. Please don't waste your money on the 21 hp briggs.
Date published: 2012-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this engine has all the power I needed in a lawn mower,but it has started using oil I purchased this craftsman lawn mower for my large estate size yard and it is powerful enough for what I cut, however it has started using oil, The engine has 326 hrs and I have maintained according to the manual and more, after each use I blow the engine clean with a yard blower, including taking out the carb filter and blowing it off. My lawn mower is a 2006 model and still looks like new. However it has started smoking and burning oil, avg about 1 pint per hour of use. This the first Briggs that has ever given me this probem and I am disapointed. I would not recomend to my freinds. I am going to rebuild or repower because of oil consumption.
Date published: 2012-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! product works great - wonderful quality, starts quick, good value, exceeds expectations. No complaints!!
Date published: 2011-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr Cale Mower is great. mowes level. good engine.Quite never fales to start,good service from sears. not a gas hog takes little fuel.
Date published: 2011-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good engine 24HP, nice mower craftsman professional The mower and engine perform well, my only problem is with the starting on the engine. Second season, I had Sears fix a hard starting problem which happened to be choke related, minor adjustment and started fine. Two years after same problem has occurred, I bought the manual, but it does not detail the adjustment of the accelerator/choke assembly on this engine. Only separate choke cable and separate accelerator settings. I have contacted Briggs and Stratton with no answer. I have since adjusted it myself, although it starts fine now, I would still like to have the procedure for adjustment detailed by B&S. Again I purchased the manual and this procedure is not defined. I have a very good mechanical background and capable of repairing large and small engines.
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor design of Head Gasket This engine was installed on a John Deere lawn tractor I purchased ...after less than 2000 hours the head gasket failed. Obviously I am not at all happy. GOOGLE search shows this to be a very common failure for this model...apparently due to a very poor design of cylinder head gasket and cylinder head bolt spacing.
Date published: 2012-08-31

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