Like Dan, I have had great luck with Briggs and Stratton engines. Simply, well built, easy to work on, and they seem to last forever.
My Chore Master tiller was given to me about 30 years ago, and it was maybe 20 years old at that time.....I remember my neighbor using that when I was a wee lad. The rings are worn, so it smokes a little, but still starts after just several tugs on the rope.
I bought a new push mower in 1975, and I had to replace the mower deck, but the motor still runs great.
The main reason I settled on my John Deere garden tractor and my Ariens snowblower is because they both had Briggs and Stratton engines.
But.......I have a Yamaha generator. When I bought that the Hondas and Yamahas were the most popular, and didn't evne realize that Briggs & Stratton even made an inverter generator. And noise was a concern.
Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2006 Ford F150 Super Cab 4x4
2008 Surveyor 263