Innovations from three Briggs & Stratton brands featured at annual ARA Rental Show

MILWAUKEE, WI (February 19, 2018) – Briggs & Stratton Corporation continues to focus its product offerings on the commercial and rental channels, making work easier for more customers. At this year’s ARA Rental Show, the Company will showcase new innovations from its Vanguard, Allmand® and Billy Goat® brands.

“Briggs & Stratton remains committed to continued innovation and advancing technologies to help our customers get the job done more efficiently,” says Todd Teske, Chairman, President & CEO of Briggs & Stratton. “We’re excited to have an increased presence at this year’s Rental Show and to showcase the innovations we’ve developed with a major theme in mind: to help those in the rental industry be more successful.”

At this year’s show, rental businesses will be excited to visit the Vanguard booth (#2429) and be some of the first to see the 6.5-gross horsepower* Vanguard 200, the first of a full lineup of single cylinder commercial engines launching over the next two years. This all new engine was designed from the ground up based on feedback from more than 200 commercial dealers and contractors worldwide, and will deliver superior cold weather starting, lower noise and vibration, advanced air filtration and reduced standard maintenance costs. And, Briggs & Stratton helps customers make the most of their Vanguard engines with a superior support network of more than 40,000 dealers worldwide.

Allmand (booth #3839) will feature its new Night-LightTM E-Series Light Tower, which is geared toward special event rental applications. With its multi-directional forklift pockets and the ability to withstand 50 mph winds, this unit has the durability to be used in many different environments. This unit offers a 154,000 lumens output to light up a space with four LED light fixtures, as well as an automatic on/off functionality with a timer and photocell. Allmand also will feature its top-of-the-line service and support and just launched Power Portal to assure customers get the most value out of their products and the support they need.

Billy Goat (booth #2129) continues to provide cutting edge performance and productivity within its product range to the rental industry. Two of its featured innovations at this year’s Show include Text to Video, which has been extended across all Billy Goat rental equipment to reduce call-backs, improve customer satisfaction and provide a high level of confidence for both rental stores and customers; and its Next Gen Hydro-Drive 18” Sod Cutter, which features an exclusive laser clad cutting blade that offers three times longer blade life, saving rental stores blade replacement downtime and allowing their customers to enjoy a cleaner cut, easier handling and effortless advancement. 

For more information about the brands you’ll see at this year’s Show, visit, or To see Briggs & Stratton’s full brand portfolio, visit  

*All power levels are stated as gross horsepower at 3,600 rpm per SAE J1940.

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About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit and