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Briggs & Stratton ReadyStart® Engine Technology Debuts on Riding Mowers


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April 16, 2014


No Choke Starting System

MARCH 15, 2014 – Ever since the engine experts at Briggs & Stratton first brought its ReadyStart® feature to walk-behind mowers in 2005, owners of riding mowers have longed to experience the same ease-of-start without the need to prime or choke the engine.

With the ReadyStart System now available on select Husqvarna riding mowers, the wait is over. ReadyStart is an automatic choking feature designed to start the engine within two 5-second cranking attempts in weather above 32 degrees. The ReadyStart System automatically senses engine temperature to deliver the right amount of fuel to the carburetor.

“Consumers want to know that their mower is going start with minimal effort each and every time,” says Carissa Gingras, marketing director for consumer engines and service at Briggs & Stratton. “A no-choke starting system, ReadyStart takes the guesswork out of starting the engine and we are the only manufacturer to bring this system to riding mowers designed for residential use.”

Featured on Briggs & Stratton’s V-Twin engines, the ReadyStart feature is mechanically driven and adds two major components to a traditional engine platform: a nylon air vane and a temperature sensitive bimetallic thermostat.

Available for purchase online at www.Lowes.com and local Husqvarna dealers, the following riding mowers feature the ReadyStart System:

  • YTH24V48 (Husqvarna FastTractor™)
  • YTH24V46
  • SmartSwitch™ Tractors – GT48XLSi and GT52XLSi
  • SmartSwitch™ Zero Turn Mowers – RZ46i and RZ54i

Engines equipped with the ReadyStart system are made in the USA of U.S. and global parts at the Briggs & Stratton plants in Auburn, Ala. and Statesboro, Ga. For more information visit www.briggsandstratton.com.

Media Contact:
Jason Niosi
jniosi@lsb.com
Office: (608) 268-5318

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Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

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