NEW BRIGGS & STRATTON LAWN MOWER ENGINE OFFERS EASIER MAINTENANCE AND EASIER STORAGE 



MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (February 8, 2017) – The engine experts at Briggs & Stratton Corporation have once again answered the call from homeowners for a better lawn mower engine with its new Mow N’ Stow® engine featuring Just Check & Add technology.

Tackling two issues raised time and again by homeowners, Briggs & Stratton’s newest innovation offers an engine that can be stored upright and will never require an oil change* – simply check and add oil when necessary. When paired, these engine technologies power a lawn mower that is both easy to maintain and easy to store. To achieve a 70 percent reduced storage footprint, Briggs & Stratton continued to work closely with Toro® to offer this new engine on the Toro Recycler® with SmartStow®, where the Mow N’ Stow engine was first featured. 

“Briggs & Stratton introduced both of these innovations separately over the past three years and we’re now combining the technology to meet homeowner needs,” said Rick Zeckmeister, vice president of engines marketing and planning at Briggs & Stratton. “Homeowners tell us that storage space and maintenance, including annual oil changes, are two of their biggest issues with outdoor power equipment. The Mow N’ Stow featuring Just Check & Add solves both.”

“We’ve seen great success with the Just Check and Add innovation on the Toro all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive models, so launching it on our SmartStow models is an exciting next step” said Wade Tollison, Jr., senior marketing manager at Toro. “Our collaboration with Briggs & Stratton helps us build mowers that meet consumers’ unmet needs for more storage space and easier maintenance, without compromising on mowing power, performance and productivity.”

A Lawn Mower That Folds

To enable the engine to be stored upright, Briggs & Stratton’s engineers developed a way to prevent oil and gas from leaking out. The patented design includes new vents, oil seals and gaskets and a unique fuel tank design. The engine is available on select Toro Recycler with SmartStow mowers, which fold in three simple, tool-free steps to reduce overall storage space by 70 percent.**

Maintenance Made Easy

The Just Check & Add technology helps keep dirt and debris out of the engine and keeps the engine running cooler. Clean oil and cooler oil means slower decay and breakdown of the oil. This means that consumers need to only check the oil level and add oil as necessary*. Regular scheduled maintenance must still be performed.

The new engine will be available exclusively on select Toro Recycler with SmartStow mowers at authorized Toro dealers and The Home Depot® in early 2017.

The Mow N’ Stow engine featuring Just Check & Add technology is made in the U.S.A. of U.S. and global parts at Briggs & Stratton’s Poplar Bluff, Mo. plant. For more information, visit www.briggsandstratton.com

*To see complete details, refer to your Operating Manual or see http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/support/warranty. Briggs & Stratton standard warranty terms and conditions apply. Just Check & Add does not extend the warranty period.

**Space savings are in relation to the space consumed by a Toro 22” walk power mower that is stored with the handle in the standard operating position.

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About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

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, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  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 www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2015, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit www.toro.com.