Briggs & Stratton Generators
The Briggs and Stratton Company offers both portable generators and home standby generator products in various sizes and
configurations. All of their generators are powered by one of their famous Briggs & Stratton engines and are covered by an
impressive warranty program. Their portable generator line includes models for both the home owner, and a contractor grade
series of products. The Briggs and Stratton home backup generators include sizes to fit most homes and are fully automatic
once installed properly. Briggs also rounds out their line with transfer switches, has the ability to service their products,
can recommend a local sales dealer and installer, and might even provide financing of your generator!
Briggs & Stratton Portable Generators
Briggs and Stratton generator product line is divided into two categories;
Portable Generators and Home Generators.
The Portable Generator line consists of a "Professional Series" line aimed at contractors and heavy duty usage, and the "Elite Series" line designed primarly for the homeowner.
The Elite Series contains 7 models ranging from a small 900 watt "camping" genrator, to a 10,000 watt cart mounted generator featuring an 18 hp engine and 10 hours of runtime on a tank of gas.
The Professional Series line contains 3 models ranging from 4,000 to 8,000 watts mounted on a heavy duty cart (painted black).
Elite Series: Here are some examples of this line:
900 Watt Elite Series Ultralite Generator
5000 Watt Elite Series Portable Generator
7000 Watt Elite Series Portable Generator
10000 Watt Elite Series Portable Generator
Professional Series: Here are some examples of this line:
4000 Watt Professional Series Portable Generator
6500 Watt Professional Series Portable Generator
8000 Watt Professional Series Portable Generator
|Briggs & Stratton Home Standby Generators
The Home Generator line contains generators that are permanently installed into a home's electrical system and mounted on a footing pad outside the customer's home. These generators require professional installation with a transfer switch (also available) and are capable of running on either Liquid Propane or Natural Gas as a fuel source. The Home generator line consists of a 3 models ranging from 7,000 to 10,000 watts all powered by a legendary Briggs and Stratton engine. These generator also have automatic start and the capability to be remotely monitored via a PC interface.
Because Briggs and Stratton Home Generator Systems are automatic, there is very little that you need to do to operate them. Once the system is professionally installed and tested, it will turn itself on and off automatically as needed, without you ever having to leave the safety of your home.
Briggs and Stratton automatic Home Generator Systems are designed to exercise themselves once a week. During this twelve minute run time the engine is lubricated and the battery is charged up, and a diagnostics check is run. If there are any problems with this process, an LED display located inside the front access panel will alert you. You can even set the time when the unit will perform this diagnostics check.
The only things you need to do is change the oil, perform normal maintenance for an internal combustion engine and call for service if the LED display alerts you to a problem.
When an oil change is needed, Synthetic oil is required. An oil change is recommended every 50 hours and the oil filter every 100 hours. There is an hour meter located inside the front access door that will help you gauge when maintenance is needed. The 10kW system is also equipped with remote status alerting you to any maintenance needs.
Home Series: Here are some examples of this line:
7,000 Watt - Home Standby Generator
10,000 Watt - Home Standby Generator
12,000 Watt - Home Standby Generator
50 to 200 amp - Automatic Transfer Switches
From its beginnings in 1908, Briggs & Stratton has become the world's largest producer of air cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The Company designs, manufacturers, markets and services these products for original equipment manufacturers worldwide. These engines are primarily aluminum alloy gasoline engines ranging from 3 through 25 horsepower. Briggs & Stratton is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of portable generators, pressure washers and related accessories.
Briggs & Stratton had sales of $1.974B in 2004, with a resulting gross profit of $440M and a net income of $136M. The company maintains a headquarters in Wauwatosa, WI.