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The number model system consists of three series of numbers.
Refer to the video to locate your model number system.Additional Model, Type, and Code location videos, grouped by the equipment type are shown below. The model number system includes a model number, an engine type number, and a code number that can be found on a metal plate attached to your engine or stamped directly on the engine.The first number will be your model number, the second your engine type number, and the third will be the code number. Example: 303447 1234-01 01061201 (Model Type Code) The chart below explains the numerical model designation system.It is possible to determine most of the important mechanical features of the engine by merely knowing the model number.0 - Plain Bearing/DU Non-Flange Mount1 - Plain Bearing Flange Mounting2 - Sleeve Bearing Flange Mounting Splash Lube 3 - Ball Bearing Flange Mouting Splash Lube4 - Ball Bearing Flange Mounting Pressure Lubrication on Horizontal Shaft 5 - Plain Bearing Gear Reduction (6 to 1) CW Rotation Flange Mounting6 - Plain Bearing Gear Reduction (6 to 1) CCW Rotation 7 - Plain Bearing Pressure Lubrication on Vertical Shaft8 - Plain Bearing Auxiliary Drive (PTO) Perpendicular to Crankshaft 9 - Plain Bearing Auxiliary Drive Parallel to Crankshaft0 - Without Starter1 - Rope Starter2 - Rewind Starter3 - Electric Starter Only 110V Gear Drive 4 - Electric Starter/110V Gear Drive with Alternator5 - Electric Starter Only 12V Gear Drive6 - Alternator Only 7 - Electric Starter 12V Gear Drive with Alternator8 - Vertical Pull Starter or Side Pull Starter 9 - Mechanical Starter A - Electric Starter/12V Gear Drive with Alternator & Inverter TYPE:1234-01 The type number identifies the engine mechanical parts, color of paint, decals, governed speed and Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The code number identifies the assembly date of the engine.
In some instances it is necessary to know the code number as well as the model and type number when performing adjustments, repairs or ordering replacement parts for an engine.
For most Briggs and Stratton engines, the model, type, and code numbers are located on the air shroud.
The model number tells a mechanic many things about the engine; its displacement, whether it is a horizontal or vertical shaft, the type of starter, and other things. For most of the engines in service today, the first two numbers of the code number are the last two digits of the year of manufacture.
The type number tells things about the application for the engine such as the muffler type, fuel tank, and sometimes even the type of equipment the engine was installed on. The table below gives information about engine model numbers.
The diagrams below show model, type, and code number locations for most Briggs engines.