More power on its wayPublished 22/2 at 14:57
Vanguard, the commercial engine brand of Briggs & Stratton, introduced the first in its complete line of 3.7-9.7kW l single cylinder horizontal shaft gasoline engines that will provide extra power and efficiency.
The Vanguard engines’ governing system allows for more speed at load, enabling users to cut more concrete. The governed idler delivers more usable power through precise speed settings. Other features include year round starting capability, enabling work in temperatures as low as -29°C; an advanced fully cyclonic air filtration system with nanofilter media and auto shed technology; and a single ignition and fuel shutoff designed to prevent oil dilution during transport.
Its oil filters can last approximately 600h between changes, resulting in a filter lasting up to two oil only changes every 200h. This feature enhances productivity, and reduces maintenance costs. The engine’s dimensions and bolt configuration make it a ‘drop in solution’ for equipment powered by other engine manufacturers. The engines also produce reduced decibel levels, and less harshness of sound.
The first available model in the new single cylinder line, the 4.8kW Vanguard 200, will be available to OEMs and for engine repowers in 2018. The remaining models will be introduced over the next two years.