Product News: Mechanical Power Transmission

Slant Cylinder Engine has overhead valve design.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 30, 2005 - Weighing 68 lb with height of 17.32 in., EH36 OHV slant cylinder 4-cycle engine offers max power output of 11.5 hp and meets EPA Phase 2 and CARB Tier II requirements. Features include aluminum alloy block, cast iron cylinder liner, and forged steel crankshaft with dual ball bearing support. QuickStart® starting system and HotSpark® electronic ignition system enable one-pull starts. Engine is suited for use in construction, rental, and agricultural equipment.

Robin America, Inc. - Lake Zurich, IL

Original Press Release

Subaru Robin Offers High Performance EH36 Overhead Valve Slant Cylinder Engine

Press release date: Sep 13, 2005

WOOD DALE, Ill. - Featuring high performance, easy starts and maximum durability, the Subaru Robin EH36 OHV (overhead valve) slant cylinder four-cycle engine is ideal for a variety of construction, rental and agricultural equipment, such as generators, trenchers and tractors.

With an OHV design that provides ideal combustion characteristics to achieve more power, the EH36 offers a maximum power output of 11.5 horsepower. The EH36 also easily meets EPA Phase 2 and CARB Tier II requirements due to the combustion characteristics, which reduce fuel usage and lower emissions.

The cylinder and crankcase are designed as a single piece making the EH36 compact and lightweight. With a weight of only 68 pounds and a height of 17.32 inches, the EH36 can easily be installed with several equipment arrangements.

The EH36 provides easy, one-pull starts by teaming a QuickStart® easy starting system and a HotSpark® electronic ignition system with an automatic decompression system, which reduces the recoil pulling force by 50 percent when compared with similar engines.

Features such as an aluminum alloy block, a cast iron cylinder liner and a forged steel crankshaft with dual ball bearing support ensure optimum engine durability and life. The EH36 also comes with a splash type lubrication system and a large capacity air cleaner with dual element to protect the engine and provide enhanced reliability.

The design of the EH36 limits vibration with lighter reciprocating parts and a balancer that rotates at the same speed as the crankshaft to offset the otherwise unbalanced force. Also, a low noise muffler along with low combustion and mechanical noises make the EH36 exceptionally quiet.

Subaru Robin industrial engines are manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan. Fuji Heavy Industries is a diversified manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, aircraft, buses, rolling stock and industrial engines and equipment. Subaru Robin products are marketed and supported in North America by Robin America, Inc., a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries. For more information about the EH36 engine, contact Robin America, Inc., 940 Lively Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191, call (630) 350-8200, fax (630) 350-8212, e-mail or visit the Web site at