Briggs and Stratton, founded in 1908, manufactures gasoline engines which is headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. As of April 2015, theirengine production averaged more than 10 million units each year. The company reportedly has 13 facilities of large size in the US and 8 more spread across Netherlands, Mexico, China, Canada, Brazil and Australia. The products of the company are now sold in more than 100 countries worldwide. Some of their innovations include the aluminium engine for applications in rotary lawn motors and the HYBRID engine which is the first electric-gasoline hybrid. The company is the leading producer of small engines, pressure washers and manufacturer of power generation, garden turf and lawn care.

The company produces different series of engines depending on various specifications.The 500E is powered by an E-Series Engine, which means that it produces less exhaust emission. The standards set by European Exhaust Emissions are surpassed by 25%. It also means that it will be easier to start and provides an improved performance.

It has a Prime & Pull system. Just by pushing the red primer button and pulling the rope, the mower will start. It is an ideal mower for lawns up to 600m2. Moreover, it can deliver up to 7.5 Nm of torque. This means that the high torque rating will make it easier to cut thicker grass.The mechanical governing adjusts itself automatically to the demands of different lawns by changing the engine torque as required.

It is easy to clean with tool-less system. It is more lightweight compared to other engines in the same range by 30%. It has a Lo-Tone Muffler ensuring lower noise and a good tonal quality.Low permeation fuel lines meaning it is more environmental friendly

Caring and maintaining for 500E engine is recommended but can be done without much hassle. Checking the engine oil, air filter, spark plug and fuel stabilizer are the most important steps.

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