Briggs & Stratton’s Knockout Power Challenge Returns to World of Concrete

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power’s Knockout Power Challenge returned last week for the second-straight year at the 2011 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, held Jan. 18 to 21.

The challenge gave attendees a chance to win prizes and stake their claim as a “heavy hitter” by taking a swing at a boxing machine that records the power of each participant’s punch.

The company awarded prizes in multiple categories, including:
• Beef jerky for all participants
• $100 poker chips for the top three male and female hitters each day
• “Heavy Hitter” T-shirts for the top five male and female hitters each day
• Boxing gloves for the top hitter each day
• $500 for one winner randomly selected from all participants after the show

The company’s line of Vanguard single-cylinder engines with the TransportGuard system, introduced in February 2010, made their trade show debut at World of Concrete.

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power recently introduced four new Vanguard single-cylinder engines with gross horsepower ratings ranging from 5.5 hp to 10.0 hp. The new engines represent many new features specifically designed to address the top worksite challenges cited by end-user customers and OEMs: heavy dust, lack of regular maintenance, filtration issues and oil dilution during transportation. The new engines were on display during the show.

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power, Milwaukee, 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 2.4 to 15 gross horsepower, Vanguard V-Twin horizontal and vertical engines from 14 to 23 gross horsepower, and Vanguard air-cooled V-Twin BIG BLOCK engines from 25 to 35 gross horsepower (horizontal) and 28 to 36 gross horsepower (vertical).

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