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Honda GX-160 Engine (Gear Reduction)

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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. GX120UT2HX2

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 Engine (Gear Reduction)

Make Your Spraying Rig Better Than Ever With a Honda GX-160 Engine

Has your skid sprayers engine gone kaput? Your pest control and weed control applications will come to a halt if your spraying rigs engine doesn't hold up. Get your skid sprayer revving up once again by upgrading to a quality engine that will have it performing better than it ever did previously. When it comes to engines for skid sprayers, there is no engine better than a Honda engine. Solutions Pest & Lawn is so impressed by the reliability and results of a Honda engine that we use the Honda GX-160 exclusively for all of the spraying rigs that we custom-make. If your skid sprayer is in need of an engine replacement, the Honda GX-160 engine can get your skid sprayer up and running better than ever before.


The Honda GX-160 engine delivers outstanding durablility, is lightweight and easy to move around, and is exceptionally powerful, which makes it perfect for a spraying rig. You may find cheaper engines for your spraying rig but that doesn't mean that you will be getting a great deal. With the Honda brand however, you know you're going to get a high-performance engine that will last you for years to come. Check out some of it's many great features the Honda engine has to offer.


This particular Honda GX-160 Engine is gear reduced to work better with certain spraying rigs. A gear reduced engine may provide better speed and torque than normal engines. Honda's gear reduced engine starters use smalled, faster motors to rotate their pinion gears in a roughly 4:1 ratio, which results in lower power consumption and higher torque. Compared to the two other Honda GX-160 engines we carry, depending on your spraying rig this engine type may be smaller, cheaper and in some cases more efficient. No matter the starter type, all of our Honda engines deliver the same great features.




  • 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 Gear Reduction engine today!

If you're skid sprayer is out of action, give it life once again with one of our great Honda engines so your skid sprayer or spraying rig will work as good as new. Order your skid sprayer Honda engine today and we'll ship to you fast! For more information, contact us via phone 800-479-6583 or get in touch with us via email at askapro@solutionsstores.com as well as online live chat. We are always standing by ready to answer any of your questions and concerns.



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Do they make a template for drilling mounting bolts?
Stan F on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Called manufacture, but the only thing they have is the cad drawings.

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