Briggs & Stratton, the small-engine and lawn-equipment manufacturer, announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Founded in Milwaukee in 1908, the company focused on auto parts, though it became best known for building millions of small gasoline engines. At one time, Briggs & Stratton was the world’s largest builder of small engines, with around
Have you noticed your allergies are acting up? Are the birds chirping a bit louder? Is it getting warmer and greener? Good, it’s not just me. Spring has sprung in the Northern hemisphere and that means people are going to be getting out their lawn and landscape tools.
Turbochargers are making a comeback, big time! Auto makers are under pressure from the government to boost their Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) numbers to over 40 mpg by 2021. One of the ways they are going to accomplish this is to downsize engines and add turbochargers to boost performance so smaller engines can still
Small, fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engines were the power plant of choice for 55.8 percent of the new vehicles sold or leased at retail in the U.S. market during the first half of 2013, according to research data provided by the Power Information Network (PIN) from J.D. Power. That’s up 1.7 percentage points from the sales mix