POWERING COLLEGE TAILGATES NATIONWIDE WITH BRIGGS & STRATTON



Inverter generators are the select portable power choice for any tailgates

MILWAUKEE, WI (August 25, 2016) Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) is gearing-up to give college football fans — who flock by the thousands to their favorite stadiums for epic tailgates before their team takes to the field — a hands-on experience with one of its PowerSmart Series™ Inverter Generators.

“We are ready to introduce our incredible line-up of quiet but powerful inverter generators to college football fans across the nation this fall,” said Dan Roche, marketing director for Briggs & Stratton’s Portable Power & Cleaning Systems division. “With the support of the Tailgate Tour and Tailgater Monthly, fans will see how having a Briggs & Stratton inverter generator will take their tailgate to the next level.”

Briggs & Stratton will be at the following games:

  • September 4: Notre Dame vs. Texas in Austin, Texas
  • September 10: Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee in Bristol, Tennessee
  • October 22: University of Mississippi vs. Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • October 29: University of Georgia vs. Florida in Jacksonville, Florida
  • December 3: Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma

These are a few of the features fans will witness during the football tailgate events:

Quiet, Capable Units

Inverter generators are designed to be much quieter than most traditional generators. The P2200 PowerSmart Series inverter generator, for example, operates at 59* decibels, which is quieter than a normal conversation, so it blends into the background and will not disrupt the sounds of the marching band or rivalry debates that take place during a tailgate.

Tailgaters in need of more power than a single inverter is capable of providing should think about selecting an inverter generator with parallel capabilities. The dedicated built-in parallel outlet in the P2200 and P3000 lets users connect two units together to create an even stronger power source, and leaves all household outlets free. This provides enough electricity to run a big screen TV, stereo and gaming system at the same time the blender is mixing a tailgater’s beverage of choice next to the slow cooker full of nacho cheese - all while simultaneously charging cell phones and using portable appliances for the full duration of a tailgate.

The Right Amount of Power

The P2200 inverter generator gives tailgaters three power outlets, one DC and two household outlets, in addition to a USB adapter. The P3000 offers even more flexibility and power with four household outlets, a 30-amp outlet in addition to a USB port and a DC outlet.

“The tour is all about showing tailgaters how the right portable power unit, an inverter, can help execute a dynamic and comfortable environment right in the middle of any stadium parking lot, ultimately creating a memorable event,” added Roche.

Portable generators emit carbon monoxide and are dangerous if not operated properly. The only safe place to operate a portable generator is outside. To learn more about how to safely operate a portable generator, visit www.takeyourgeneratoroutside.com.

For more information about inverter generators, visit www.briggsandstratton.com.

*Sound levels vary based on proximity and location; measured at 1/4 load at 7m from the control panel side of the generator

Media Contact:
Liz Dorland
Swanson Russell
Office: 402-437-6066
Lizd@swansonrussell.com

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.