MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton Corp. announced the addition of a 10-year warranty policy to its 12kW and 20kW Fortress standby generator units. The warranty policy is valued at $1,200 and offers customers timely repair or replacement of parts on the dealer-exclusive standby generator models 040579 and 040592.

“Our customers rely on our standby generators to keep their homes and businesses powered, and we take that responsibility seriously,” said Brian Northway, product manager, Briggs & Stratton. “The new 10-year warranty policy gives our customers confidence that their generator will be ready to provide standby power when they need it most.”

The 12kW and 20kW Fortress units feature a 175-mph wind rating with third party certification (when installed in accordance with the installation manual) pre-installed oil heaters to save time and money and are housed in corrosion resistant enclosures for added durability. As part of the dealer exclusive Fortress line, the units offer a premium level of protection. As one of the more extensive warranty policies on the market, the new 10-year warranty on both units covers parts and labor, as well as travel, for the full length of the policy.

“We’re proud to offer our customers the industry’s longest warranty policy on these units,” said Northway. “This is just one more way we&rquo;re working to offer peace of mind through standby power.”