Engines are a critical factor to consider when buying a lawnmower. That’s because ease of starting, durability and power directly impact lawnmower performance. With a busy life, you rely upon the engine to start when you need it and deliver the performance to get the job done. This is why we make no compromise on our engine choice and only use petrol engines from the finest engine manufacturers in the world. ENGINES Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of air-cooled petrol engines for outdoor power equipment. Headquartered in Milwaukee, USA, the company designs, manufactures, markets and services these products for manufacturers worldwide. Briggs & Stratton has a long-standing commitment to protect the environment and through continuous Research & Development investments in advanced technology, has reduced the emissions produced by its engines by up to 75% since 1995. All Briggs & Stratton engines fitted to ATCO lawnmowers have Overhead Valve Technology. OHV engines provide optimal performance in terms of power efficiency. Combining Overhead Valve Technology with world class machining and manufacturing processes gained over 100 years, results in a highly efficient engine delivering optimal power with lower emissions (per cc). As the world's largest engine manufacturer, Honda, established in 1948, has wide experience in developing and producing engines and is recognised internationally for its expertise in making outstanding engines. All of the Honda engines we use have Overhead Camshafts (OHC) that enhance combustion efficiency, help to reduce fuel and oil consumption, ensure excellent thermal balance and extend the durability, reliability and service life of the engine. They also all feature the intelligent AutoChoke System (ACS) that automatically sets the choke to give optimum starting and running in all cutting conditions. The Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group began over 100 years ago and the Kawasaki Engine Division was established in 1957. Kawasaki have an outstanding reputation for producing durable petrol engines that deliver exceptional performance. Despite their consistently strong power delivery, Kawasaki state-of-the-art engine technology still achieves reduced fuel consumption and industry-leading emissions levels.