Briggs & Stratton is making easy, electric starting combined with the power of a gas engine more accessible to homeowners with the expansion of its InStart technology. The first small engine of its kind, Integrated InStart embeds the battery into the engine. This technology enables the homeowner to connect the mower to a standard wall outlet with a charging cable that connects directly to the engine to charge. With a full charge, the battery will provide starting for nearly the whole season.
Briggs & Stratton’s Integrated InStart comes in two power level options—a 140cc and 5.50 ft.-lbs. of gross torque or 150cc and 6.25 ft.-lbs. of gross torque. Integrated InStart delivers starting for nearly the whole season with up to 150 starts on a full four-hour charge. Like InStart, Integrated InStart also features an easy battery status indicator light to alert homeowners when the battery is getting low. In addition to increased power, the 150cc and 6.25 ft.-lbs. of gross torque engine also features Briggs & Stratton’s Just Check & Add technology, eliminating oil changes.
The Integrated InStart engines are made in the U.S. with American and global parts at Briggs & Stratton’s Murray, Ky. and Poplar Bluff, Mo. plants; scheduled for availability as early as Spring 2020 to power applications such as residential walk behind mowers.