Briggs & Stratton engines power many different types of products including lawn equipment, generators, pumps and go-karts. The company also produces a line of engines for commercial applications under the Vanguard brand.
Briggs & Stratton engines power a wide variety of lawn-maintenance equipment including push mowers, riding mowers, snow blowers and leaf blowers. Briggs & Stratton has a reputation in the industry for quality engines that can start and run consistently and stand up to frequent use. Its mower engines include models designed for greatly reduced engine noise, easy starting, and one model designed to be stored upright.
Briggs & Stratton produces a line of utility engines that power equipment such as generators, pressure washers, water pumps, log splitters and tillers. These smaller engines carry with them the Briggs & Stratton reputation for quality, consistency and durability. Recognizing that many people build go-karts with engines like these, the company has a line of engines built especially for racing, suitable for go-karts or snow-cross.
Under the company's Vanguard commercial brand, which still bears the Briggs & Stratton logo, the company produces engines for even more equipment types, including outboard boats, off-road vehicles, and construction equipment. Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engines also power fire-and-rescue equipment, including the famous "Jaws of Life" cutting tool used to free victims trapped in car wrecks.