Does anyone know the rationale behind the John Deere L-Series riding
mower 2006 redesign?
The twin-cylinder 20HP engines were replaced by 1-cylinder 19HP AVS
(anti-vibration system) "John Deere" engines. ALL of the mower model
numbers were changed.
Was the 2005 model too well-made for the price (thus reducing profits),
or was it too poorly made (thus reducing reputation)? Does anyone
Sense tells me that one cylinder developing almost the same HP as tw
will most likely be quieter, smoother for the driver and mor
economical (not that the economy of a riding mower is a massive issue)
Actually most 2 cylinder engines will be smoother and quieter than most
single cylinder engines because they are much better balanced. Two
smaller pistons moving in opposition to each other will cancel out a lot
of vibration. That being said, a really well built single cylinder
(Honda) up against a poorly built twin (older Briggs) would tend to show
I believe the single cylinder that JD is using is built by Kawasaki and
should be very high quality engine, comparable to a Honda.
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