Briggs & Stratton Corporation Gives You More Garage Space With Mow 'n' Stow™

 Briggs & Stratton Corporation Gives You More Garage Space With Mow 'n' Stow™

Patent-pending engine design allows lawn mower to be stored upright

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 29, 2014

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Come Spring 2014, engine experts with
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) are delivering homeowners the
ultimate ground-breaking, space-saving solution for their garage: a
gas-powered lawn mower capable of being stored upright at a one-hundred-ten
degree angle. Briggs & Stratton Mow 'n' Stow™ engine technology is debuting on
the Toro^® Recycler^® mower with SmartStow^™ feature.

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Can your mower do this? The Mow 'N' Stow engine requires 70% less storage


Made possible with Briggs & Stratton's patent-pending engine design, SmartStow
can easily fold, requiring up to 70 percent less storage space than a
traditional lawn mower. The folding process takes only three simple steps and
the deck of the lawn mower can be stored in an upright position. Not only does
this innovation address homeowners' issues with storage, it results in easier
access to the underside of the lawn mower for cleaning and maintenance.

"Garage space is at a premium in most homes," says Carissa Gingras, Director
of Marketing at Briggs & Stratton. "Homeowners told us they wanted a lawnmower
that took up less room and was easier to clean and maintain, and Mow n' Stow
solves both needs."

Key changes to the Briggs & Stratton Mow 'n' Stow engine technology enable gas
and oil to stay in their respective places, preventing leakage. "We needed to
make sure that the system could be stored safely with a full tank of gas
without spilling," says Briggs & Stratton engineer Jacob Schmalz. "To
accomplish this, we redesigned some of our vents and put in some new oil
seals. Features such as toggle locks have been conveniently placed on the
lower handlebars so it can be locked safely into place when stored."

At 7.25 ft-lbs. of gross torque*, the engine offers the same great cutting
power, performance and ease of starting homeowners have come to expect from
Briggs & Stratton.

Toro SmartStow with Briggs & Stratton Mow 'n' Stow technology will be sold
through Toro dealers and starting in January 2014. This engine
is made in the USA of U.S. and global parts at the Briggs & Stratton Poplar
Bluff, Mo. plant. For more information, please visit:

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

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the
world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its
wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one marketer of
portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its
Simplicity®, Snapper®, SnapperPro® Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa®
brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and
serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information,
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