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Why is the Engine so Important?

Nothing is more important when choosing a generator than the quality of the engine. That is why leading outdoor power equipment brands count on Briggs & Stratton to power their products. Our engines provide easy starting, low maintenance and powerful performance – everything you have come to expect in a quality product.


Whether it’s unexpected outages at home, or powering a jobsite, easy starting is one of the top five things you want from your generator. That is why Briggs & Stratton has made it a top priority when engineering one of the most comprehensive families of easy-starting engines in the industry. Make sure your generator is reliable starting when you need it most.


The engine is the fundamental part in the reliability and performance of a generator, and buyers say that engine power is the number one feature they need when purchasing a generator. They are right. The engine is everything. That is why Briggs & Stratton designs their engines with the power needed to provide peak performance. The more power your engine has, the more easily it will maintain maximum wattage output under full load.

Longer Life

What is a generator if it doesn’t last? Briggs & Stratton generator engines are designed from the inside out for a longer life than all other competition. Our superior materials and commercial grade components are what make all the difference in providing you with a generator that runs cleaner and stronger.

100 Years in Power

For over 100 years, Briggs & Stratton has been providing solid, reliable engines to get the job done. What does this mean to you?

You can count on us to be here when you're selecting a generator. And you can rely on us to be here long after you've made your purchase. Briggs & Stratton has a history of being a proven leader in the outdoor power equipment industry.

Down to Earth

Our legacy of corporate social responsibility and community involvement is reflected in our longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship.

  • The engines Briggs & Stratton manufactured in 2010 emit up to 75% less exhaust emissions than those sold in 1995.

  • Between 1995 and 2010, Briggs & Stratton has lowered evaporative emissions in its engines by more than 73%.

  • The energy required to build a Briggs & Stratton engine has been reduced by 3 percent, on average, over the last two years.

Built the American Way

Briggs & Stratton has always believed in building the American Way. That is why we are able to build over 9 million Briggs & Stratton engines by 3,000 employees in our U.S. factories each year from U.S. and global parts. It’s one of the reasons why consumers look for the Briggs & Stratton brand when they shop for power equipment.