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Joined: Nov 29, 2007
Points: 3

Torque or Horsepower...which is better??
Original Message   Nov 29, 2007 10:19 am
My wife just recently purchased a Craftsman 13.5 torque 1350 snow series for me for a X-mas present,  27" width,  23 inch intake with a Briggs and Stratton OHV engine in it.  My question is just what horsepower would that be,  as I cannot seem to find a stright answer anywhere; all I get is how torque and horsepower work...I already know all the tech stuff,  I'm just looking for a stright answer.  Some say's its a 9.5hp others say its a 13.5hp.  When I was talking to a couple of different Briggs techs at a couple of different times, one woman told me after about 10 minutes on hold that it was a 11hp...the other time I was talking to another tech, he told me that torque was just a different way of messureing horsepower, and that it was just what it says it is...13.5hp??  I just don't get it.  My wife bought a snowblower and I can't seem to find out just what horsepower it is.  Can anyone out there in cyber space please help me with this stupid delima...PLEASEEEEEEEE!!

P.S.  The engine showing is from the 1100 series, but basically the same!

Thank's!                 

                                                                                                           

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jubol


Location: Dover, De
Joined: Oct 3, 2003
Points: 1558

Re: Torque or Horsepower...which is better??
Reply #1   Nov 29, 2007 11:54 am
Hi,

HP = Torque  X   3600/ 5250

HP  = 13.5      X     .68

HP   = 9.18 HP     or      9 HP    

Hope this helps!

                 Fred

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
borat


Joined: Nov 10, 2007
Points: 2692

Re: Torque or Horsepower...which is better??
Reply #2   Nov 29, 2007 12:21 pm
jubol wrote:
Hi,

HP = Torque  X   3600/ 5250

HP  = 13.5      X     .68

HP   = 9.18 HP     or      9 HP    

Hope this helps!

                 Fred


You must wonder occasionally how many times you'll have to post that equation?

I just got back in from clearing the driveway (again).  I can say for sure that the 9.5 B&S on my new Simplicity is much stronger than my old 10 h.p. Tecumseh L head ever was.  I don't know if it's the engine or the design of the snow thrower but I'd estimate that the Simplicity throws snow close to twenty feet further than the Craftsman ever did.   I know that for a fact.  This morning while clearing the back driveway,  I was lobbing snow right onto my old satellite dish which is about twenty feet out of range for the Craftsman.        

  

jubol


Location: Dover, De
Joined: Oct 3, 2003
Points: 1558

Re: Torque or Horsepower...which is better??
Reply #3   Nov 29, 2007 12:40 pm
Borat,

The OHV engines are supposed to have more Torque than the L heads.

Plus I think you have a much better machine than your old Craftsman!!

                        Fred

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
torquecrazy


Joined: Nov 29, 2007
Points: 3

Re: Torque or Horsepower...which is better??
Reply #4   Nov 29, 2007 1:13 pm
jubol wrote:
Hi,

HP = Torque  X   3600/ 5250

HP  = 13.5      X     .68

HP   = 9.18 HP     or      9 HP    

Hope this helps!

                 Fred



Thanks, and please keep the feed back coming!
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