New premium-grade Fortress standby generator systems give homeowners best-in-class features, warranty

MILWAUKEE, WI (June 8, 2016) Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) introduces Briggs & Stratton® Fortress™ standby generator systems, the company’s new line of premium standby generators designed to give families the highest-quality generator features and the best warranty on the market for unmatched peace of mind.

“The Briggs & Stratton Fortress line of standby generator systems delivers premium features for families wanting top-tier backup power,” said Phil Cappitelli, vice president of marketing for Briggs & Stratton Standby Power. “Fortress standby generators come standard with premium features and an unmatched warranty to give families an unprecedented level of comfort knowing their home will remain powered no matter the conditions outside.”

Unmatched Warranty on All Models
Briggs & Stratton Fortress standby generators range in size from 10kW up to 60kW1, so homeowners won’t have trouble finding the right-sized generator to power their home’s power needs. All Fortress models come with a standard six-year parts, labor and travel limited warranty*. The warranty extends to cover the entire Fortress standby generator system, including the transfer switch. Many warranties on the market only cover the generator unit for the life time of the warranty.

Additionally, all Fortress standby generator systems are supported exclusively by Briggs & Stratton’s certified dealer network, the most extensive in the market.

Managed, Whole-House Power
Briggs & Stratton Fortress standby generator systems come equipped with Symphony® II Power Management. With Symphony II Power Management, homeowners can select up to eight high-wattage appliances based on the home’s specific power needs. It then manages the distribution of power from the Fortress generator to those appliances — automatically. This load management ensures the generator won’t overload and lets a family power more of their home with a more affordable generator.

Cold Kit
The Briggs & Stratton Fortress generators come ready to power a home even when the temperatures plummet to minus-20 degrees Fahrenheit, thanks to a factory-installed cold kit. Typically an add-on purchase, the cold kit includes an oil warmer or coolant heater, which will kick-on when the thermometer reaches 30 degrees or below outside – ensuring the battery and generator will start when the weather is frigid.

Wireless Monitoring
Briggs & Stratton Fortress models are compatible with two of Briggs & Stratton’s wireless monitoring systems.

The Basic Wireless Monitor gives generator owners an easy, trouble-free wireless monitoring solution to know their unit is ready in case of an outage. The wireless monitor is easily moved around the house, preventing trips outside to the generator during bad weather.

Infohub™ is the next-generation in wireless monitoring. Homeowners can use any web-enabled device — including an iPhone, Android phone or tablet — to check if the standby generator system is ready to restore power should an outage occur. From the Infohub website and mobile app, customers can determine if their generator is running and if their generator requires maintenance. Infohub also allows customers to track generator performance and learn more details on their generator system.

For more information on Briggs & Stratton’s elite Fortress standby generator systems, visit

1 This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).
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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. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of gas 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®, 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