16 Gross HP* V-Twin H/S V-Twin Horizontal

This engine is design-engineered to dependably take on the most demanding commercial applications. Energetic and quick starting, this powerhouse features a number of advanced technologies and integrated components that are proven to elevate the reliability standard, which helps hardworking people get a lot more done in less time.

Typical applications for this high-performance Vanguard™ engine include: Golf and Turf Equipment, Utility Vehicles, Commercial Mowers and Power Packs


Features Benefits
Engine Warranty

New 3 year global commercial engine warranty

Dura-Bore Cast Iron Cylinder Sleeve

Assures long engine life and improved oil control

V-Twin OHV Technology

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

Cooler Cleaner Technology (efficient fan, improved debris management)

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

Pressure Regulated Full Flow Oil Filtration

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

Dual Clean Air Cleaner

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

Mechanical Compression Release

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

Lubrication
Oil Drain

Convenient drain locations for trouble-free maintenance

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 Dipstick

Provides easy access to check oil levels

Mechanical
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

Mechanical Governor

Improved speed control and more available power

Magnetron® Electronic Ignition

Quick dependable starts with no maintenance required

Simulated Dynamic Crankshaft Balance Techniques

Improves engine vibration

New Idle Down

Automatically lowers RPM when power not required. Results in lower fuel consumption and lower noise.

Sound
Poly-Core 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

Lo-Tone Muffler

Lowers noise level and improves sound quality

Engine Dimensions
Length x Width x Height 10.98in (279mm) x 16.14in (410mm) x 17.24in (438mm)
Weight 72lbs (32.7kg)
Oil Capacity 57.5oz (1.7L)
Engine Displacement (cc) 479 cc (29.23 cu in)
Engine Specifications
Gross Horsepower* 16
Engine Displacement (cc) 479 cc (29.23 cu in)
Number of Cylinders Two
Engine Configuration Horizontal
Bore 2.68in (68mm)
Stroke 2.60in (66mm)
Compression Ratio 8.2:1
Ignition System Magnetron®
Lubrication System Full Pressure w/ Spin On Oil Filter
Carburetor Single Barrel Float Feed
Engine Cooling Air
Engine Fuel Gasoline or Gaseous
Governor Mechanical
PTO (Standard) 1" SAE Keyway (See Options Tab)
Cylinder Block Aluminum Alloy with Dura-Bore Cast Iron Sleeve
Crankshaft Ductile Iron
PTO Shaft Rotation Counterclockwise from PTO Side
Starter Rewind or Electric
EPA Compliant Engine Yes
  • Alternator (16, 20, 20-25)
  • Solenoid Shift Starter
  • Heavy Duty Starter
  • Key Switch (H/S Only)
  • Tapered Crankshaft (H/S Only)
  • Threaded Crankshaft (H/S Only)
  • Straight Key Crankshaft (1 in, 1.125 in)
  • Oil Pressure Switch
  • Speed Sensor (H/S Only)
  • Cyclonic Air Cleaner
  • High, Low and Side Mount Mufflers
  • High Speed Enrichment (HSE) Carburetor
  • CARB Compliant Purge Ports
  • New Idle Down (H/S Only)

*All power levels are stated horsepower per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.