Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power developed and patented the Vanguard TransportGuard engine feature to prevent damage caused by oil and fuel dilution during transportation. The innovation effectively reduces maintenance and increases productivity. TransportGuard’s simultaneous fuel/ignition shutoff ensures that fuel stays in place during transport, preventing fouled plugs, hydraulic lock, oil dilution and other costly problems.
“Our focus is always on enhancing the productivity of our customers,” said Jim Cross, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power. “TransportGuard prevents downtime by effectively addressing a major problem: fuel contamination. Equipment owners can be confident that engines are protected from potential damage caused by oil dilution, and they can eliminate the costs and downtime associated with unnecessary oil changes.”
In as little as 30 minutes, as much as 5 ounces of fuel can flow into an engine during transport due to jostling. This causes oil dilution, a costly problem that increases downtime and maintenance expenses. It only takes a few ounces of fuel to dilute the oil and reduce its viscosity, which leads to more friction, increased wear and a shorter engine life. Fuel leakage can also foul plugs, create varnish, erode parts, and saturate filters.
TransportGuard comes standard on all Vanguard single-cylinder horizontal engines, which boast gross horsepower ratings from 5.5 to 10 horsepower*.
As a further commitment to jobsite productivity, Briggs & Stratton’s service and support network delivers the parts, training and technical support customers need. Through a single national distributor with nine locations in the United States, Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power delivers next-day parts to 99 percent of the country. Globally, Briggs & Stratton enhances productivity through its vast support network comprised of more than 45,000 trained dealers in 100 countries, online and in-person training, and comprehensive online resources, as well as the industry’s only global 3-year commercial limited warranty.
*All power levels are stated as gross horsepower at 3,600 rpm per SAE J1940.