New Briggs & Stratton® 8-10 kilowatt1 Standby Generators Offer More Power in Smaller Package

MILWAUKEE (MARCH 20, 2013) — Engineered to provide an affordable backup power solution that can power a home’s basic circuits and small appliances, the new Briggs & Stratton® 8-10 kilowatt1 Standby Generators feature more power in a smaller package.

“Our new 8-10kW1 Standby Generator is an affordable option for families fed up with letting power outages interrupt their life,” said Amanda Grandy, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton. “Its compact design gives home owners more placement options and its powerful Briggs & Stratton® engine helps ensure all of the home’s basic appliances are covered by backup power."

With placement options potentially as close as 18” from the home3, the 8-10kW1 unit is compliant with the National Fire Protection Agency 37 standard. This makes it a natural fit for homes with small properties or tight lot lines. Flexible placement options also make standby generator installation easier and more affordable.

While small in stature, the compact 10kW1 standby generator has one of the highest power outputs per square inch of footprint in its kW class. The 8kW1 generator is powered by a premium Briggs & Stratton engine newly designed for standby generator applications to deliver improved reliability, performance and durability during a power outage. Powered by a commercial-grade Vanguard™ engine, the 10kW1 generator is designed to dependably take on the most demanding jobs.

The unit’s enclosure is made from the same rust-resistant, durable Galvanneal steel that is found in the automotive industry and features an advanced powder coat paint process which results in protection against chipping and abrasions.

An optional Basic Wireless Monitor makes simple, trouble-free monitoring of the standby generator a reality for homeowners from the comfort of their home. A 3-year limited parts and labor warranty2 places an emphasis on customer service.

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1 This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).

2 Warranty details available at

3 Installations must strictly comply with all applicable codes, industry standards, laws, regulations and provided installation manual. Running engines give off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas so it is important to keep exhaust away from any windows, doors, ventilation intakes or crawl spaces. The installation manual contains specific instructions related to generator placement in addition to NFPA 37, including the requirement that carbon monoxide detectors be installed and maintained in your home.

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation

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 manufacturer 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®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. Visit or for more details.

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