The Advantages Of Chinese Engines On Tiller.

Dozens of manufacturers produce gasoline engines for garden equipment, but they are not always available and easy to maintain.

Chinese engines for tillers have the following advantages over others:

  • low price;
  • low noise level;
  • durability;
  • small dimensions.

The arrangement of a classic version.

As a rule, the classic tiller engine is a single-cylinder 4-stroke internal combustion engine. Most of them are air cooled.

The engine is equipped with the following work support systems.

  • Starter (starting mechanism). designed to spin the crankshaft and give it the desired speed.
  • Fuel supply system. a set of instruments involved in the preparation of the fuel-air mixture. These include the fuel tank, hose, carburetor, air filter.
  • Ignition system. a set of parts that create the spark needed to ignite the fuel-air mixture in the combustion chamber.
  • Lubrication system. serves to supply oil to the parts in order to avoid their friction against each other.
  • Cooling system. exists to remove heat from the cylinder block. The flywheel impeller, while rotating the crankshaft, creates a stream of air, as a result of which it cools.
  • Gas distribution mechanism. is responsible for the constant flow of the air-fuel mixture into the cylinder through the nozzles.

But each model of the Chinese motor for tiller has several differences.

Popular Chinese motors.

Chinese motors are commonly used in the budget technique. The most reliable manufacturers of units. Lifan and Zongshen, they produce at a lower price quality counterparts of the Japanese brand Honda GX.

Model 160F.

The gasoline engine for tillers type 160F is designed for lightweight tillers used in everyday life. It is economical, budget and low-power. 4 liters. with.


  • single cylinder, 4-stroke, OHV;
  • air cooling;
  • electronic ignition;
  • start is performed by the manual start system;
  • convenient in operation: compact dimensions, easy start;
  • There is an oil level sensor.

Displacement. 120, tank capacity for fuel. 2 liters. Created on the Japanese model Honda GX120.

Model 168F.

168F is the most commonly used tiller model. The design of this motor is simple and reliable. Engine power. 5.5 liters. with., working volume. 163

Features of the Chinese engine 168F:

  • start only with a manual starter;
  • OHV. the location of the valves in the cylinder head;
  • It is possible to equip the sensor with the oil level and the light winding of the generator. depending on the manufacturer.

This type of engine is manufactured under the brands Lifan, Zongshen, Loncinu, and others.

Model 170F.

170F. Chinese gasoline engine with overhead valves and cast iron cylinder liner, which is great for tillers. This unit is a type of model 168F; only it is more powerful. 7 liters.


  • working volume. 212;
  • starter. manual, but it is possible to connect the electric starter;
  • lightweight (16 kg), compact dimensions.

The motor is resistant to vibration, in operation is quiet, in severe weather conditions it works without interruption.

Model 177F.

The 177F is a heavier and more powerful engine than the previous model. The unit is modeled on the Honda GX270.


  • economical fuel consumption;
  • low noise level;
  • working volume. 270;
  • power. 9 liters. with.;
  • 6 l fuel tank;
  • weight. 25 kg.

Suitable for heavy tillers used in agriculture. Easy to transport.

Model 182F.

182F. single-cylinder petrol 4-stroke engine of increased power, 11 l. with. This is a budget analog unit Honda GX340.


  • economical fuel consumption;
  • low noise level;
  • modest dimensions.

The working volume is 337. 182F. the most powerful engine of the line, which can be installed on the tiller.

Model 170F (A), 170FE, 170FS.

Unlike previous units, this engine is diesel. Engine power is 4 liters. with., and the working volume. 211.
The cost of these models is higher than petrol ones because their resource is much higher. It is achieved by lubricating the crankshaft under pressure.
Index E, in the name of the device, indicates the presence of an electric starter.

Criterias of choice.

When choosing a motor for tiller worth paying attention to several characteristics. First, you need to decide on the type of engine.

In tillers used both gasoline and diesel units. The table shows its advantages:

  • easier to use;
  • start up faster;
  • suitable for use in different weather conditions;
  • cheaper.
  • withstand heavy loads;
  • more economical fuel consumption;
  • have a greater margin of safety.

The second criterion when choosing a Chinese motor is power:

  • for a light tiller it will be enough to install a device with a capacity of up to 4 liters with.;
  • averages require an engine with 4–7 l. with.;
  • for heavy tillers installation of the unit of 7 l is required. and more.

And also, it is necessary to pay attention to the following characteristics:

  • Crankshaft exit. The most common. under the key, often used. with slotted output. Less commonly used conical shaft departure.
  • Oil level sensor It will prevent damage to the device.
  • Availability of electric starter. it will greatly facilitate the start of the engine, if we are talking about gasoline units. Diesel engines are more adapted to start manually.
  • Air filter. It comes with oil bath and double cleaning.
  • Motor Resource. Models are recommended where this criterion reaches 3,000 hours or more.