MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton Corp. launched its proprietary electronic fuel injection (EFI) system designed specifically for premium residential outdoor power equipment. The Briggs & Stratton EFI system has a simpler and smarter design offering increased reliability and enhanced performance for residential applications. At GIE+EXPO, the company offered customers, dealers and editors an exclusive first-look at the patent-pending EFI system.
With Briggs & Stratton’s EFI system, outdoor power equipment designed to tackle large acreage now have more choices in fuel systems. The new EFI system makes the benefits of more reliable starting, fuel efficiency and optimized power accessible to people like never before as a premium fuel system option. The Briggs & Stratton system features reliable starting even in extreme heat or cold. It electronically optimizes power and fuel usage to the needs of the engine — whether it’s for starting or maximum power to cut through thick grass. Plus, with enhanced fuel efficiency and fuel protection, homeowners will save time and money at the pump.
“We started where we always start: with the user in mind,” said Ben Miller product manager of large vertical engines at Briggs & Stratton. “We wanted to design a system that delivered all of the benefits of EFI, but do it in a way that makes it more accessible for homeowners. This system achieves those goals with a simpler, smarter design customized to outdoor power equipment applications.”
Briggs & Stratton’s 100+ year history of applying power, its market leadership in powering residential engines and commercial use of EFI all combined to uniquely positioned Briggs & Stratton to develop an easy EFI system for residential use. Briggs & Stratton engineers looked to simplify the complex EFI systems of today’s on-road vehicles, while focusing on the design elements that will improve reliability and performance in the demanding off-road conditions of air-cooled engines such as uneven terrain and thick grass.
“Our mission is to make work easier and improve lives,” said Dave Rodgers, senior vice president & president of engines & power at Briggs & Stratton. “It’s a principle that has guided our product designs for over 100 years and today it has resulted in a simpler, smarter EFI system for our customers.”
The proprietary EFI system is scheduled for availability as early as Spring 2019 on the V-Twin Professional Series engines used primarily to power residential ride mowers and the Commercial Series by Briggs & Stratton engines powering equipment such as zero turn mowers. The company plans to manufacture the EFI system at the Auburn, Ala., plant which produces the current models of these two engine series today.
About Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., 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.