The annual Executive Hire Show, which took place in February in the UK, is a key event for targeting the decision makers in Europe’s largest hire market.
The event gave us the opportunity to introduce the first in a complete line of all-new Vanguard single-cylinder horizontal shaft commercial petrol engines which have been built from the ground up based on extensive customer input. Each is being developed around the key principles of power and performance to improve overall productivity on the job site, including ease of starting, reduced noise and vibration, together with 2 x longer maintenance intervals which reduces total cost of ownership.
“The event proved to be a successful platform for launching the new 4.85 gross kW (6.5 gross HP)* Vanguard engine to the hire industry which is a key market for this range,” said Commercial Power’s, Paul Bramhall.
The range has been developed in response to feedback from hire companies, end-users, OEM’s and dealers world-wide to help us to understand the engine issues faced, we used this feedback to develop a range, not only with performance and productivity at its core, but also to solve the issues highlighted in the feedback. The outcome of this is a range of engines that outperforms the competition in every category that was identified in the study.”
The first available model in the new single-cylinder line, the Vanguard 200, will be available to OEMs and for engine repowers in 2018. The remaining models — ranging from 3.73 to 9.70 gross kW (5 to 13 gross HP) — will be introduced over the next two years.
*All power levels are stated gross kilowatts per SAEJ1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.