Vanguard® Displays Innovations on New 200 & 400 Single-Cylinder Engines at ARA Show 2019

MILWAUKEE, WI (February 15, 2019) – Vanguard displays engine innovations and the new Vanguard 200 and 400 single-cylinder engines*, the first two models in an all-new single-cylinder horizontal shaft commercial engine line, at the ARA Show. The new engine line was developed to improve productivity for the commercial and rental markets and was built around key areas of performance — including starting, maintenance intervals, service and support, and total cost of ownership.

“Our innovations offer the commercial and rental industry exceptional performance and productivity to help them succeed,” said Chris Davison, senior marketing manager, commercial power. “ARA Show attendees have one of the first opportunities to see our latest product offering — which incorporates many of our new innovations — the Vanguard 400 single-cylinder engine.”

The new 400 was designed to address customer needs and features improved starting, less noise and vibration and reduced maintenance. Available Fall 2019, it’s an ideal fit for rental dealers and equipment manufacturers looking for a high-performance, durable engine backed by Vanguard’s superior service and support.

Innovations on display in the booth include TransportGuard®, a simultaneous fuel/ignition shut-off that protects the engine from oil and fuel dilution during transport, eliminating engine starting issues and premature wear. Attendees can also see Vanguard’s advanced cyclonic air filtration system that lessens downtime by extending recommended air filter replacement intervals to 600 hours.

“We’re constantly researching and developing innovations to enhance our customers’ power options and improve productivity and look forward to presenting our newest solutions to the rental industry,” said Davison.

Visit Vanguard at the ARA show in booth #4429 or visit to learn more.

*All power levels are stated gross HP at 3,600 RPM per SAE J1940.

Media Contacts: 

Kelsey Batschelet
Two Rivers Marketing

Christine Davison
Briggs & Stratton

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 and