MILWAUKEE (June 30, 2014) -- Altoz Precision Mowers chose to power its XP Z zero-turn mower models with the 26 gross horsepower1 Vanguard® 810cc engine from Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power.
“The Vanguard 810 engine was specifically designed for the commercial zero-turn mower application and Altoz required a power source that could live up to the commercial quality of its XP Z model,” said Dan Roche, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power. “We took painstaking steps to ensure the design, engineering and manufacturing of the 810cc Vanguard would allow it to thrive in the absolute toughest work environments commercial landscapers face.”
The 810cc Vanguard engine is available in 24 or 26 gross HP1 models. Introduced to the Turf market in fall 2013, the new engines were designed to deliver the optimum power needed for commercial cutting to maximize productivity, performance and efficiency.
The new models have 810cc of displacement for higher torque to take on the heavy workloads common in commercial settings. This meets a growing landscape industry demand for higher displacement engines and hence, higher-productivity mowers, according to Roche.
Available with a 54- or 61-inch cutting width, the Altoz XP Z mower models feature commercial twin Hydro-Gear® ZT-3400® hydrostatic transmissions to help operators manage various types of terrain easily — even at a top speed of 9 mph. The 23-inch turf tread rear tires and TorqFlex front suspension dampen terrain impact to create a smoother ride.
“The Altoz XP Z mower is a result of bold engineering, innovative thinking and performance that never compromises,” said Dennis Brazier, Altoz Chief Executive Officer. “From the beginning, our commitment to the outdoor power equipment industry was to deliver a ZTR with unmatched performance and style. We believe the Altoz XP Z — from its aggressive styling, comfortable ride, superior cut and unforgiving performance delivered by the Vanguard V-Twin 810cc — is the only choice for those who say, ‘it’s about time for change.’”
About Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power
Briggs & Stratton® Commercial Power is a leading provider of commercial power solutions. The Vanguard engine family is the company’s premier line of engines and includes single-cylinder engines from 5.5 to 15 gross horsepower1, Vanguard V-Twin engines from 13 to 23 gross horsepower1 (horizontal) and 13 to 26 gross horsepower1 (vertical), and Vanguard air-cooled V-Twin BIG BLOCK® engines from 25 to 35 gross horsepower1(horizontal) and 28 to 36 gross horsepower1 (vertical).
11 All power levels are stated gross horsepower at 3600 RPM per SAE J1940 as rated by Briggs & Stratton.