Honda Engine Shortage


In November 2011, heavy floods in Thailand caused a worldwide shortage of certain Honda engine models, supplied for portions of Franklin Electric’s product line. Franklin part numbers affected by Honda’s supply shortage are GX120UT1TX2 (4 hp), GX160UT1TX2 (5.5 hp), and the GX270UTPA2 (9 hp).

To help customers continue to receive product in a timely manner, effective immediately, Franklin will substitute the affected Honda item number with the corresponding Briggs & Stratton item number. (For example: if you place an order for a 90271008, you will receive a 90271108). At this time, the only engine available is the Briggs & Stratton.  If this is not acceptable, Franklin regrets that we will not be able to fill the order.

Please find a cross-reference chart between the two units below.

We will continue to monitor the situation in order to resume Honda engine offerings as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Should you have further questions concerning the substitution between these two product lines, please consult your local Franklin Electric Representative, Franklin Electric Customer Service at 1-800-269-0063, or Franklin Electric’s Technical Hotline at 1-800-348-2420.