Briggs & Stratton Corporation Gives You More Garage Space With Mow 'N' Stow
February 10, 2014
MILWAUKEE, WI (February 10, 2014) - Come Spring 2014, engine experts with Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) are delivering homeowners the ultimate ground-breaking, space-saving solution for their garage: a gas-powered lawn mower capable of being stored upright at a one-hundred-ten degree angle. Briggs & Stratton Mow ‘n’ Stow™ engine technology is debuting on the Toro® Recycler® mower with SmartStow™ feature.
Made possible with Briggs & Stratton’s patent-pending engine design, SmartStow can easily fold, requiring up to 70 percent less storage space than a traditional lawn mower. The folding process takes only three simple steps and the deck of the lawn mower can be stored in an upright position. Not only does this innovation address homeowners’ issues with storage, it results in easier access to the underside of the lawn mower for cleaning and maintenance.
“Garage space is at a premium in most homes,” says Carissa Gingras, Director of Marketing at Briggs & Stratton. “Homeowners told us they wanted a lawnmower that took up less room and was easier to clean and maintain, and Mow n’ Stow solves both needs.”
Key changes to the Briggs & Stratton Mow ‘n’ Stow engine technology enable gas and oil to stay in their respective places, preventing leakage. “We needed to make sure that the system could be stored safely with a full tank of gas without spilling,” says Briggs & Stratton engineer.
Jacob Schmalz. “To accomplish this, we redesigned some of our vents and put in some new oil seals. Features such as toggle locks have been conveniently placed on the lower handlebars so it can be locked safely into place when stored.”
At 7.25 ft-lbs. of gross torque*, the engine offers the same great cutting power, performance and ease of starting homeowners have come to expect from Briggs & Stratton.
View our Mow 'N' Stow technology in action below.
Toro SmartStow with Briggs & Stratton Mow ‘n’ Stow technology will be sold through Toro dealers and Homedepot.com starting in January 2014. This engine is made in the USA of U.S. and global parts at the Briggs & Stratton Poplar Bluff, Mo. plant. For more information, please visit: www.briggsandstratton.com.
*All power levels are stated gross torque at 2600 rpm per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.
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 portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, SnapperPro® Ferris®, 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.
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