Vanguard™ 16.0 Gross HP*

Each engine is design-engineered to dependably take on the most demanding commercial applications. As the lightest and most compact V-Twins among leading brands, the Vanguard™ “small blocks” feature a number of advanced technologies and integrated components to put more power in a smaller space.

Typical Applications Include: Golf and Turf Equipment, Commercial Mowers, Power Packs & Generators.

  • Cooler Cleaner Technology (efficient fan, improved debris management)

    Efficiently reduces engine and oil temperatures by 25-30 degrees while effectively managing airborne debris

  • Dura-Bore Cast Iron Cylinder Sleeve

    Withstands wear while providing improved oil control

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  • Engine Warranty

    Three year commercial engine warranty for all applications

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

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

  • Centrally Located Oil Pump and Pickup

    Faster priming and allows for a higher angle of operation

  • Oil Cooler

    Reduces oil temperature, improves lubrication, and extends oil change intervals

  • Mechanical
  • High Efficiency Head Design

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

  • Light Weight Piston & Ring Package
    Lowers noise, vibration, oil consumption, emissions and wear
  • Dynamically Balanced Crankshaft

    Minimizes engine noise and vibration

  • Low Profile Dual-Clean™ Air Cleaner

    Industrial Pleated paper with foam pre-cleaner for extended engine life

  • Mechanical Compression Release

    Smooth, easy starts and instant return to maximum power after starting

  • Magnetron® Electronic Ignition

    Quick dependable starts with no maintenance required

  • Sound
  • Poly-Core Blower Housing

    Lowers noise level and improves sound quality

Length x Width x Height 10.98 in (278.9 mm) x 16.14 in (410.0 mm) x 17.24 in (437.9 mm)
Weight 72 lbs
Oil Capacity 58 oz.
Engine Displacement 479 cc (29.23 cubic in)
Gross Horsepower* Vanguard™ 16.0 Gross HP*
Engine Displacement 479 cc (29.23 cubic in)
Engine Configuration Vertical
Bore 2.68 in
Stroke 2.60 in
Compression Ratio 8.2:1
Ignition System Magnetron®
Lubrication System Full Pressure Lubrication with Spin-On Oil Filter

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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