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Vanguard innovation now available on Hustler equipment


October 18, 2019
By Mike Jiggens

Oct. 18, 2019 – Briggs & Stratton has expanded its Vanguard® Oil Guard™ system to Hustler® Turf Equipment. Launched in 2017, Vanguard’s Oil Guard innovation enhances productivity and reduces maintenance costs.

“Vanguard developed Oil Guard to significantly reduce downtime associated with engine oil maintenance – and that’s exactly what it does,” Christine Davison, senior marketing manager, commercial power, Briggs & Stratton, said. “We’ve seen incredible success with Oil Guard, which has an immediate impact on increasing productivity by decreasing oil maintenance. We’re excited to expand this cutting-edge solution to Hustler mowers.”

By increasing oil maintenance intervals to 500 hours, and with its easy fill cap and integrated oil filter, Oil Guard not only improves productivity but ensures oil changes are cleaner, faster and easier. Instead of two quarts of oil, Oil Guard relies on a five-quart oil reservoir. Stored away from the heat of the engine, the oil is able to cool in the aluminum tank, allowing the engine more oil to do the same amount of work. The result is a 60 per cent* oil maintenance cost-savings per unit and season.

“Integrating the Vanguard Oil Guard innovation allows us to offer increased productivity, cost-savings and improved ease of use to Hustler customers,” Brad Unruh, director of new product development, Hustler, said. “We’re looking forward to offering this innovation on our mowers and are confident customers will benefit from the reduced engine oil maintenance and immediate increase in uptime.”

Oil Guard will now be available on the Vanguard BIG BLOCK™ EFI that powers the Hustler Super 104™, Super Z® HyperDrive®, and the all-new Super 88™ stand-on mower that launched at GIE+EXPO 2019.

“We’re excited to introduce the new Super 88 with the Vanguard Oil Guard innovation, which increases its efficiency twofold,” Unruh said. “The new mower is designed with the cut quality of a 54-inch deck and the productivity of an 88-inch cut. Oil Guard complements the increased productivity of the Super 88 by reducing downtime associated with engine oil maintenance.”

To learn more about Vanguard innovations, visit www.vanguardpower.com.

* Cost savings based on standard oil maintenance with 100-hour interval versus Oil Guard system 500-hour service interval.