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Why is the Engine so Important?

Nothing is more important when choosing a snow thrower 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.


It's cold out. Your back hurts. Calling in sick to work is not an option. Today is the day when you really need your snow blower to start. And Briggs & Stratton knows that more than 80% of buyers want easy, reliable starting and the power to blow through it all.  That is why we have made it a top priority when engineering one of the most comprehensive families of easy-starting engines in the industry.  Make sure your snow thrower is consistently easy to start when you need it most.


The engine is the fundamental part in the reliability and performance of a snow thrower, and buyers say that engine power is the number one feature they are looking for.  That is why Briggs & Stratton designs their engines with the torque needed to blow through winter.  The more torque your engine has, the more easily the snow blower with cut through heavy, deep snow without bogging you down.

Easy to Use

Briggs & Stratton knows that having enough power to blow through the deep stuff doesn't have to come at the expense of user-friendly equipment. 

That's why we design our snow blower engines with features like ergonomic controls and oversized pull-start handles for ease of use with mittens and gloves. Couple those features with easy access maintenance points and it all adds up to a better user experience.

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 snow thrower. 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%, 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.