September 2017 SAE Section Meeting at Briggs & Stratton

When:  Sep 28, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 08:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Milwaukee

This event will feature a tour of Briggs & Stratton’s lab facilities (including sound and vibration) and presentations on their new product development process using the development of Oil Guard as a case study. Oil Guard, an innovation from Vanguard launched in October 2016, offers major productivity gains to commercial mowers by extending recommended oil change intervals from 100 hours to 500 hours. In addition to increased productivity, users see more than 60% annual cost savings when compared with 100-hour oil maintenance. Finally, oil changes were made to be faster and easier, further reducing downtime for commercial cutters. The system is currently offered on Vanguard 810 and Big Block V-Twin engines on Ferris brand mowers.


Briggs & Stratton
12301 West Wirth Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
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Garrett Herning