Briggs & Stratton rolls out new products

Milwaukee-based firm rolls out controls for generators, new engine line

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. recently unveiled a new modular backup power management system for standby generators for General Electric and a new series of its Vanguard single-cylinder engines.

Briggs’ power management system, named Symphony II, is designed to manage residential energy demands on smaller and more fuel efficient backup generators. The Symphony II works with a home’s existing electrical wiring system, creating a network between appliances and the backup generator.

The company’s new line of Vanguard engines range between 5.5 horsepower and 10 horsepower, and are designed for use in light generators, aerators, concrete mixers and other applications in the lawn and garden and light construction industries. The engines are designed to withstand heavy dust, lack of regular maintenance, filtration issues and oil dilution during transportation.

“Our work in the field helped define the design criteria for these new Vanguard engines,” said Dan Roche, marketing manager with Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power. “By listening to customers and working with OEMs, we developed an engine series that will raise the standard of dependability in the toughest job site situations.”

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