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Systems extends engine oil life dramatically


May 5, 2017
By Mike Jiggens

Briggs & Stratton has introduced the Vanguard Oil Guard System for its 810cc EVI V-Twin and Big Block commercial engines, offering productivity gains and allowing for 500-hour oil change intervals.

The system was developed in conjunction with Ferris, a Briggs & Stratton brand. The technology was first launched on 2017 Ferris mowers. Additional commercial applications for the system are currently being explored by Vanguard.

The Vanguard Oil Guard System works by continuously exchanging oil between the engine and a five-quart external oil reservoir. The design protects oil from thermal breakdown, extending oil maintenance intervals and producing a cooler-running engine. Having direct access to the oil filter and drain tube makes for quicker, easier and mess-free oil changes.

Contractors operating commercial equipment with a Vanguard engine that features the new system will extend their recommended oil change intervals from 100 to 500 hours, decreasing the time and costs associated with conducting oil changes.

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The Vanguard Oil Guard System is a factory-integrated technology and not an aftermarket add-on. Vanguard’s three-year commercial engine limited warranty applies.

For more information, visit www.vanguardengines.com.