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Honda GX270 9hp Engine, with Electric Start

Honda GX270 9hp Engine, with Electric Start

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Quality and performance come standard

Electric Start Gokart 9hp, Horizontal 1" Crankshaft 3 31/64 inch, Oil Alert, 75lbs

The Honda 270cc GX Series OHV commercial-grade engine is designed for the most demanding commercial applications. It has set an industry standard for reliability and durability. Overhead Valve design offers cooler, fuel-efficient operation and cast iron cylinder sleeve provides longer service life. The GX is reliable, easy starting and quiet running. Meets EPA and CARB emission levels standards. This legendary engine has earned the reputation as the preferred engine for construction equipment. Common applications include pressure washers, compressors, go-karts, log splitters and chipper/shredders.

Common Applications

  • Pressure washers
  • Commercial lawn and garden equipment
  • Gokarts
  • Tillers / cultivators
  • Generators
  • Construction / industrial equipment
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Small Vehicles
  • Water pumps

Fuel Efficient, High Output Operation

  • New design offers even better fuel economy than before!
  • Precision camshaft design offers precise valve timing and optimal valve overlap for better fuel efficency
  • OHV design for increased efficiency and optimal power transfer
  • High compression ratio for better fuel efficiency

Smooth Performance

  • Precision engineered components result in lower vibration
  • Reduced piston weight and precision balanced crankshaft result in lower engine vibration
  • Ball bearing supported crankshaft for greater stability

Exceptionally Quiet

  • Aluminum push rodes reduce both valve clearance and noise level.
  • New enhancements to the muffler, breather valve, and case cover reduce noise level
  • Reduced mechanical noise due to light weight, noise-reducing materials
  • Forged steel crankshaft and rigid crankcase
  • Helical cut gears
  • Sophisticated air intake system

Proven Reliability

  • Oil Alert
  • New carburetor chamber coating and carburetor filter help to protect against fuel impurities
  • Cast iron cylinder sleeve
  • High quality materials, fit, and finish
  • Dual element air cleaner
  • Fuel Valve
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty

Easy to Use and Maintain

  • Simple throttle control
  • Large fuel tanks
  • Large automotive type fuel cap
  • Dual oil drains and fill
  • Easy, convenient, heavy duty control box
  • Easily accessible spark plug

Easy Starting

  • Heavy duty recoil starter
  • Ergonomic, easy to grip recoil rope design
  • Automatic mechanical de-compression system

Emissions Compliant

  • Lower emissions, higher power output!
  • CARB and EPA certified
  • No catalyst necessary

Available Options

  • Low profile versions
  • Gear reduction options
  • Electic start
  • Spark arrester available
  • Charge and lamp coils with multiple output options available
  • Cyclone Air Cleaner available

Key Specs

Ship Weight 65.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 270
Start Type Electric, Recoil Backup
Application Chipper, shredder, log splitter, compressor
Engine Type GX series OHVcommercial duty
Rated Power (HP) 8
Torque (ft./lbs.) 13.10 at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output Horizontal
Crankshaft Q-type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 1
Shaft Length (in.) 3 31/64
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 3/824
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise
PTO Height (in.) 5 1/4
Cylinders (qty.) 1
Cylinder Bore Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.) 3.0 x 2.3
Compression Ratio 8.2:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type Dual element
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.) 5.6
Fuel Filter Fuel tank filler neck strainer
Oil Capacity (qt.) 1.16
Lubrication System Forced splash
Low Oil Alert Yes
Ignition System Electronic
Governor System Centrifugal mechanical
Carburetor Float, external vent
Throttle Control Remote (wire)
Choke Control Manual
Max. RPM 3,600
Bolt Circle (in.) 5, 6 1/2
Mounting Base L x W (in.) 7 11/16 x 3 3/163 11/16
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 15 x 16 7/8 x 16 1/8
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)

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I was blown away with the quality of this thing, and the power!

Mark Harvy

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