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This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks
associated with engines and how to avoid them. It also contains instructions for the
proper use and care of the engine. Because Briggs & Stratton Corporation does not
necessarily know what equipment this engine will power, it is important that you read and
understand these instructions and the instructions for the equipment. Save these
original instructions for future reference.
For replacement parts or technical assistance, record below the engine model, type, and
code numbers along with the date of purchase. These numbers are located on your
engine (see the Features and Controls page).
Date of purchase:
Power Ratings: The gross power rating for individual gasoline engine models is labeled
in accordance with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) code J1940 Small Engine
Power & Torque Rating Procedure, and is rated in accordance with SAE J1995. Torque
values are derived at 2600 RPM for those engines with “rpm” called out on the label and
3060 RPM for all others; horsepower values are derived at 3600 RPM. The gross power
curves can be v iewed at www.BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM. Net power values are
taken with exhaust and air cleaner installed whereas gross power values are collected
without these attachments. Actual gross engine power will be higher than net engine
power and is affected by, among other things, ambient operating conditions and
engine--to--engine variability. Given the wide array of products on which engines are
placed, the gasoline engine may not develop the rated gross power when used in a given
piece of power equipment. This difference is due to a variety of factors including, but not
limited to, the variety of engine components (air cleaner, exhaust, charging, cooling,
carburetor, fuel pump, etc.), application limitations, ambient operating conditions
(temperature, humidity, altitude), and engine--to--engine variability. Due to manufacturing
and capacity limitations, Briggs & Stratton may substitute an engine of higher rated
power for this engine.
SAFETY AND CONTROL SYMBOLS
The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards that can
result in personal injury. A signal word (DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION) is used with the
alert symbol to indicate the likelihood and the potential severity of injury. In addition, a hazard
symbol may b e used to represent the type of hazard.
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in minor or
NOTICE indicates a situation that could result in damage to the product.
Certain components in this product and its related accessories contain c hemicals
known to t he State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals k nown to the State of
California to c ause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Briggs & Stratton Engines are not designed for and are not to be used to power:
fun-karts; go-karts; children’s, recreational, or sport all-terrain vehicles (ATVs);
motorbikes; hovercraft; aircraft products; or vehicles used in competitive events not
sanctioned by Briggs & Stratton. For information about competitive racing products,
see www.briggsracing.com. For use with utility and side-by-side ATVs, please contact
Briggs & Stratton Engine Application Center, 1-866-927-3349. Improper engine
application may result in serious injury or death.
NOTICE: This engine was shipped from Briggs & Stratton without oil. Before you start
the engine, make sure you add oil according to the instructions in this manual. If you
start the engine without oil, it will be damaged beyond repair and will not be covered