Electric start 14.5 HP from a lawn tractor that had a locked up rear end. The mower was given to me to just "Get it out of my garage" from another dude at work. The mower donated the motor and the front wheels to the splitter. Also the controls and ignition switch.maxed_out said:hey jags meant to ask, where did that honkin motor come from? looks like elec start - but I wouldnt expect anything less.