32 Gross HP* V-Twin Big Block V/S

Vanguard™ is the proven industry standard for BIG BLOCK™ engine power, performance and reliability. For the most challenging applications—where downtime is not an option—this BIG BLOCK has been expertly engineered to deliver the dependability people need to get a lot more done in less time throughout the workday.

  • V-Twin OHV Technology

    Superior balance, low vibration, lower emissions, improved valve life, better fuel economy and higher HP/Weight

  • Advanced Debris Management System (ADMS) Featuring
    Easy Clean Access

    Allows the engine to run cooler and cleaner which enhances durability and performance

  • Oil Gard Low Oil Shutdown System

    Significantly reduces the chance of engine damage due to insufficient lubrication

  • Dura-Bore Cast Iron Cylinder Sleeve

    Assures long engine life and oil control

  • Pressure Regulated Full Flow Oil Filtration

    Keeps oil clean longer, extends time between oil changes and extends bearing life

  • Mechanical Compression Release

    Smooth easy starting, longer starter life, instant return to maximum power

  • Lubrication
  • Full Pressure Lubrication w/ Spin-On Oil Filter

    Cleans oil and protects engine components to ensure maximum lubrication and long life

  • Oil Drain

    Convenient drain locations for trouble-free maintenance

  • Centrally Located Oil Pump and Pickup

    Faster priming and allows for a higher angle of operation

  • Oil Dipstick

    Provides easy access to check oil levels

  • Mechanical
  • Magnetron® Electronic Ignition

    Quick dependable starts with no maintenance required

  • Five-Inch Centrifugal Multi-Stage Air Cleaner

    Provides maximum engine protection, especially under dirty and dusty conditions

  • Industrial Grade Solenoid Shift Starter

    Quick reliable starts

  • Mechanical Governor

    Improved speed control and more available power

  • Simulated Dynamic Crankshaft Balance Techniques

    Improves engine vibration

  • Modern Light Weight Pistons w/ Optimized Compliant Ring Package

    Lowers noise, oil consumption, emissions and reduces wear

  • High Efficiency Head Design

    Angled ports optimizes tumble and mixture preparation for improved efficiency, smoother idle, lower emissions and more power

  • Sound
  • Engineered Resin Blower Housing

    Lowers noise level and improves sound quality

  • Phase Modulated Flywheel Fan

    Lowers noise level and improves sound quality

  • Acoustically Contoured Crankcase

    Lowers noise level and improves sound quality

  • Large Volume Lo-Tone Muffler with Specially Baffled Chambers

    Lowers noise level and improves sound quality

  • Innovative Intake and Exhaust System

    Lowers noise level and improves sound quality

Length x Width x Height 23.66in (601mm) x 20.24in (514mm) x 24.65in (626mm)
Weight 125lbs (56.7kg)
Oil Capacity 77.8oz (2.3L)
Engine Displacement 896 cc (54.68 cu in)
Gross Horsepower* 32 Gross HP* V/S
Engine Displacement 896 cc (54.68 cu in)
Number of Cylinders Two
Engine Configuration Vertical
Bore 3.37in (86mm)
Stroke 3.07in (78mm)
Compression Ratio 8.2:1
Ignition System Magnetron®
Carburetor Two Barrel Float Feed
Engine Cooling Air
Engine Fuel Gasoline or Gaseous
Governor Mechanical
PTO (Standard) 1" SAE Keyway
Cylinder Block Aluminum Alloy with Dura-Bore Cast Iron Sleeve
Crankshaft Ductile Iron
PTO Shaft Rotation Counterclockwise from PTO Side
Starter Solenoid Electric Start Standard
EPA Compliant Engine Yes

Customer Testimonials

  • "Best built mower I have ever had and the Vanguard engine will cut through anything."

    SCAG Owner

    Baton Rouge, LA

  • "Awesome productivity. My lawns look better than my competitors'. I want to buy a duplicate Turf Tiger next year! "

    SCAG Owner

    Clarkston, MI

  • "This is my 2nd Turf Tiger. The Vanguard 35hp is fantastic. I know power equipment. I also know that if you want the very best, ‘get a Scag’, period."

    Scag Owner
    Mount Vernon, OH

  • "I mow 50 acres per week. This is the 3rd Scag I have purchased and they are by far the best mowers I have ever used! "

    SCAG Owner

    Smithfield, KY

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