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Re: HP vs CC's

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01-03-2013 21:26:21

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Thanks Guys! I think I'll order the 6.5 engine, being as I belive a 5 hp will be all I need. It never hurts to have overkill.

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jon f mn

01-04-2013 13:03:33

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 Re: HP vs CC's in reply to Ralphwd45, 01-03-2013 21:26:21  
My brother has a similar auger. His has an OLD B&S 10 hp, the thing is 3' tall and all cast iron so it probly has better power than a new one. That auger is a full load for it. I would say you will need 12 to 18 hp in the new engines to run it. I'm sure his is 6" x bout 25' long.

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01-04-2013 22:16:53

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 Re: HP vs CC's in reply to jon f mn, 01-04-2013 13:03:33  
Thanks a lot JON F mn. I belive you have saved me a $100.00 mistake! I might as well apply that to a larger engine, and be comfortable knowing that it will do what I want!

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01-04-2013 13:06:01

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 Re: HP vs CC's in reply to jon f mn, 01-04-2013 13:03:33  
My brother also used to use a 6.5 hp motor to run a fertilizer auger on a gravity box and that was to much for it, you had to be careful not to stick it. No way 6.5 hp will be enough for you.

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