MILWAUKEE (February 23, 2016) — Briggs & Stratton® (NYSE: BGG) has combined two of its most popular innovations, creating one engine that’s up to 60 percent quieter* than comparable models and never needs an oil change**.
Engineers joined Briggs & Stratton’s Quiet Power Technology and the Just Check & Add feature in response to what consumers consistently say they want in lawn mower engines: Reduced noise levels and easier maintenance.
“The beauty of this engine is users get the same great power and performance they expect in a Briggs & Stratton engine, but with revolutionary convenience features,” said Carissa Gingras, marketing director for consumer engines and service at Briggs & Stratton. “To meld these improvements into a single engine was a top priority, given the feedback we received from customers.”
To reduce the decibel level, engineers made changes to the speed governing and fuel systems. This makes the engine quieter without sacrificing performance.
To achieve no oil changes, the Just Check & Add feature uses an automotive style paper air cleaner element with a press-fit design to keep dirt out of the engine. Additionally, the Overhead Valve and its innovative scroll design and cooling package keeps the engine running cooler, reducing oil temperature and slowing the decay and breakdown of the oil.
“This engine also has other great low-maintenance features,” Gingras said, “including a tool-less air filter for easy access and an angled fuel neck two times bigger than its predecessor to make filling up less messy.”
The Briggs & Stratton Quiet Power Technology lawn engine featuring Just Check & Add is available on these mowers:
- Snapper® 21-inch Rear Wheel Drive Self-propelled 3-in-1 Gas Mower, Model #554366166. Available at Walmart
- Husqvarna® 163cc 22-inch Self-Propelled All-Wheel Drive 3-In-1 Gas Push Lawn Mower with Mulching Capability, Model #961450028. Available at Lowe’s
- Craftsman® 163cc OHV Briggs & Stratton Quiet Power Technology Engine, 21-inch 3-in-1 Front Wheel Drive Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, Model #37441. Available at Sears
* As tested against Honda model HRR2169VKA and Toro model 20371.
** Under normal use conditions. To see complete details, refer to your Operating Manual. Briggs & Stratton standard warranty terms and conditions apply. Just Check & Add does not extend the warranty period. See www.briggsandstratton.com/support/warranty for details.
About Briggs & Stratton Corporation
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 pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, 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 www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.