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Honda GX-160 Electric Start Engine

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The Honda 163cc 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.

Country of Manufacture

United States


  • 6.1 can be rotated to position of application
  • Automatic decompression for easy starting
  • Heavy-duty ball bearing supported crankshaft
  • Double walled heavy-duty tank with in tank fuel strainer
  • 50-state compliant engine

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Key Specs
Item# 60596
Manufacturer's Warranty 3 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 45.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 163
Start Type Recoil
Application Pest Control Skid Sprayer
Engine Type GX series OHV commercial-duty
Net Power Output (HP) 4.8 (3.6 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 7.6 (10.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output Horizontal
Crankshaft H type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 3/4
Shaft Length (in.) 2 3/32
Shaft Keyway (in.) 1/4
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise
Gear Reduction H type 6:1
PTO Height (in.) 4 11/64
Cylinders (qty.) 1
Cylinder Bore Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.) 2.7 x 1.8
Compression Ratio 9:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type Dual element
Fuel Tank Standard (White)
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.) 3.3
Oil Capacity (qt.) 0.61
Lubrication System Forced splash
Low Oil Shutdown Yes
Ignition System Electronic
Governor System Centrifugal mechanical
Carburetor Float, external vent
Throttle Control Remote (wire)
Choke Control Manual
Max. RPM 3,600
Muffler Included Yes, (standard)
Auto Compression Release Yes
Bolt Circle (in.) 3 5/8
Mounting Base L x W (in.) 6 3/8 x 3 5/32 to 3 11/32
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 12 x 13 3/8 x 12 1/2
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board) Yes

Honda GX-160 Electric Start Engine

Give Your Skid Sprayer Durable Long-Lasting Power with the Honda GX-160

When you are operating a skid sprayer, you need an engine with performance and power you can depend on. There's no better engine than Honda when it comes to that. All of our skid sprayers that we custom make for pest control professionals and property owners are equipped with powerful Honda engines. If your skid sprayer is in need of replacing it's engine, the Honda GX-160 engine can have your spraying rig up and roaring again so there no delay in your work schedule.


The Honda GX-160 electric start engine is durable, lightweight, and powerful--perfect for a skid sprayer. It is also more affordable than similar engines you'd find out on the market. With the Honda brand however, you know you're getting a high quality engine that will last you for a long, long time. Check out some of it's many great specs and features below:



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



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



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



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


Order the Honda GX-160 Electric Start engine today and We Will Ship It To You Fast

You are one great Honda engine away from being ready to roll again with your skid sprayer or spraying rig. Order today! For more information, you can always give us a call at 800-479-6583 or get in touch with us via email at askapro@solutionsstores.com as well as online live chat.


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is this motor vertical or horizontal shaft?
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BEST ANSWER: The Honda GX-160 Electric Start Engine is a horizontal shaft.

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