A Quieter Mower That Never Needs An Oil Change?
Briggs & Stratton Delivers Both in One New Engine Innovation
When it comes to making decisions about features and benefits of whatever I buy, I don’t want to make trade-offs. I’m sure that many homeowners out there who buy lawnmowers feel the same way.
Why shouldn’t you get the quiet power of our QPT® engine AND the easy-to-maintain convenience of Briggs & Stratton’s Just Check & Add™ technology? After all, two innovations are better than one, right? Why should you have to choose?
The great news is that now you don’t have to choose. Two of our most successful and in-demand innovations of the past few years can now be found in one engine. If you’ve read this blog before, maybe you read my post about how we addressed consumers’ wishes for a quieter mower in 2014 when we introduced our Quiet Power Technology. And last year I did a post about how we addressed consumers’ desires for a low maintenance engine that never needs an oil change.
The marriage of these two technologies in 2016 means a lawnmower that’s up to 60% quieter* than comparable mowers and one that never needs an oil change for the life of the mower**
To reduce the decibel level, engineers made changes to the speed governing and fuel systems. This makes the engine quieter without sacrificing performance.
The Just Check & Add feature combats the two things that normally require you to change the oil, dirt and heat. The automotive style paper air cleaner element with a press-fit design to keeps dirt out of the engine, meaning the oil doesn’t get dirty. And thanks to the Overhead Valve and its innovative scroll design and cooling package, the engine runs cooler, reducing oil temperature. Cooler oil means slower decay and breakdown of the oil. By eliminating the problems of dirt and heat, you’ll never have to change the oil!
Even the shopping experience will be easier. You won’t have to go out of your way to find a mower with a QPT and Just Check & Add. Lowe’s will have the new engine on a Husqvarna model; Walmart will have the new engine on a Snapper model and it can also be found on a Craftsman mower at Sears.
And for those of you who want the easiest starting mower combined with the easiest to maintain mower, watch this blog for some exciting news coming soon!.
* As tested against Honda model HRR2169VKA and Toro model 20371
** As tested against Toro model #20371 and Honda model #HHR216VKA
**Regular maintenance still required. To see complete details refer to your Operating Manual. Briggs & Stratton standard warranty terms and conditions apply. Just Check & Add does not extend the warranty period. See http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/support/warranty for details.