Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WIduckHUNTER Awesome Engine
Couldnt ask for a better engine. I bought mine for a ling tail mud motor kit. I had it shipped to my local HD incase there were any issues, like shipping damage. The packaging is a joke but otherwise you cant beat this engine. Figuring out the wiring for the 18amp charging was a little difficult, but a quick call to Lifan tech support and they emailed my a wiring diagram as well as talked me through it! Great product and it pushes my boat along rather well. Maybe 15-20 mph in a 14' boat.
March 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by huntin4life long shaft mud motor
I built a mud motor for my duck boat and its awesome! The motor has plenty of power to push through the shallow stuff and weeds. I stopped the boat in the mud and started the motor back up and it pushed me right out. it averages 8mph in the mud and i got to 14mph going through a deep canal. I'm not sure how to hook up the battery charger because the instructions don't make sense but the motor runs great and starts up fast with the pull start.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Great motor
Buy a Honda UT-2 rev limiter eliminator from NR Racing and vroom vroom!,.. 5,200 rpm here i come!
January 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bb4029 Runs great
Here's the good.
Ordered this motor for a long tail mud motor and other than shipping damage I couldn't be more satisfied.
Set it up and it started on 2nd pull of rope. Idles smooth and runs great.
Here's the bad.
The way they package these motors is a joke. The boxes and packing material are just no strong enough. You'd think that they would correct the problem and save some time and money. 1st one came with the one corner of the engine base broken off. Returned it to HD. 2nd one came with recoil start housing crushed. Called customer service and they are sending a new recoil assembly. They both had the end of the crankshaft sticking out through the side of the box.
Bottom line is if you need a good motor at a fair price these seem to be the best deal out there....if you don't mind dealing with the shipping issues.
Here's some more good.
The customer service at both HD and the customer support and service from the distributor were excellent.
One more note, if you get the electric start with 18v charging system the diagram in the manual is not accurate or complete enough to hook it up. But if you call customer service at the number in the manual and ask for tech assistance they will email you a better diagram.
This motor would have got 5 stars if it had not been for shipping issues.
October 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robb good motor
good motor , it on my homemade surface drive mud motor
September 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Randy15 Rough beginning
Well I read the reviews and thought I'd give the Lifan a shot. I mounted it up on my mud motor and the starter burned up in the first few minutes of operation. The plastic on the carb and breather was cracked in shipment. But I have to say their warranty guys are great. They have sent me new parts and always eager to help with wire diagrams or advice. The motor gets 3 stars. The guys get 5 stars. I'm back up and running thanks to them.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pork Great for my application.
I am restoring an 1973 lawn and garden tractor with plow, disk, and harrow, as I wanted to use the implements for our garden. I couldn't get parts for the old engine,so decided to replace it with a new more powerful one. With a few modifications to the frame, I was able to mount and wire up this engine with little or no problem. The only problem I had was the wiring diagram in the manual was not as clear as some, but with a multimeter was able to track and wire it to work.
The engine fired right up and ran smoothly from the start. It has plenty of power to pull the plow and other items. I'm not sure what others could use this engine for, but I'm sure it would work well in many applications.
September 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick You will be surpised at the quality and additional features that come OEM from these engines!
This was the second engine that I bought from Home Depot in almost a year. Previously I purchased the 13HP and now the 15 HP 420cc(two projects), Both engines have been fantastic, very easy to apply towards my machinery and if the Home Depot ever advertses ALL the features of these engines, they probably will not be able to keep them in stock!! They may be an import but they are top notch quality and I will continue to use these engines for my future projects!
May 1, 2012