Rato RV340

Rato RV340 vertical shaft engineThe Rato RV340 is a 340 cc (20.75 cu-in) single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion general-purpose gasoline engine with vertical shaft, manufactured by Chongqing RATO Holding (Group) CO., LTD.

The Rato RV340 engine has a single-cylinder with a vertical PTO-shaft; an overhead valve (OHV) design; flat suction valve carburetor; dual element air filtration system; Capacitance Discharge Type ignition system (CDI); centrifugal mechanical governor system and electric starter.

The Rato RV340 motor has an 88.0 mm (3.46 in) cylinder bore and 56.0 mm (2.20 in) piston stroke with a compression ratio of 8.5:1. It produced 13.0 HP at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 11 N·m (1.12 kg·m, 8.11 ft·lb) at 2,500 rpm of torque.

General information

Engine Specifications
Type4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder
Displacement340 cm 3 (20.75 cu-in)
Max. horsepower13.0 HP at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO)11 N·m (1.12 kg·m, 8.11 ft·lb) at 2,500 rpm
CarburetorFlat suction valve carburetor
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemCapacitance Discharge Type (CDI)
Lubricating systemSplash
Starting systemRecoil / electric starter
Stoping systemIgnition primary circuit ground
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Oil system
Oil type4-stroke or an equivalent (SJ)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-30, 15W-40
Oil capacity1.1 L
Ignition system
Spark plugNGK: BPR6ES
Spark plug gap0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
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  1. Hello.
    From Denmark: Do you ship to Denmark?
    I need a starter for Rato RV340, vertical shaft.
    What is the price incl vat and shipping?

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