Mow ‘n’ Stow Engine Changes How Lawn Mowers Are Stored and Cleaned

If you’re like me, storage space in your garage is at a premium. And as a homeowner with plenty of outdoor power equipment, I constantly struggle with how to organize my garage to maximum space, and make all my equipment accessible.

That’s why I am so excited about one of our new engines. This spring, we are introducing Mow ‘n’ Stow technology, by Briggs & Stratton. This new lawn mower engine finally solves the storage dilemma so the lawn mower can be stored upright. Now, with Mow ‘n’ Stow engine, it reduces the footprint of your lawn mower by 70%, which means more storage space in your garage. The folding process is just three simple steps and our engineers have eliminated the number one concern of storing a push mower upright – leaking gas or oil.Mow ‘n’ Stow Compact Lawn Mower Engine

What makes this innovation in lawn mower storage possible are the key changes to the engine that include a redesign of vents, new oil seals and a “no weep” carburetor. There is also a unique fuel tank design that enables gas to stay in in place without leakage.

And as if easy storage wasn’t enough, Mow ‘n’ Stow technology provides easy access to the underside of the mower to make cleaning the blade a breeze!

For those of you concerned about engine power, don’t worry! The Mow ‘n’ Stow engine features 7.25 ft-lbs. of gross torque*, and offers the same great cutting power, performance and ease of starting you’ve come to expect from a Briggs & Stratton push mower engine.

Read what the Consumer Reports lawn mower review says about our new compact lawn mower and check out this Toro SmartStow mower commercial video!

When & Where to Get the Mow ‘n’ Stow Engine & Compact Lawn Mower?

The Mow ‘n’ Stow engine is featured on the  Toro® Recycler® mower with SmartStow. The mower will be available in spring of this year, and can be purchased at all Toro dealer locations and at

* All power levels are stated gross torque at 2600 rpm per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.


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