Briggs & Stratton Introduces QR code Troubleshooting For Your Smartphone


The Vanguard Power Code brings information to the engine operator’s smartphone.

Continuing its commitment to minimizing equipment downtime, Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power introduces Power Code quick response code to its Vanguard single-cylinder and V-twin engines.

The first of its kind in the industry, a Vanguard Power Code is a square barcode located on the engine that, after being scanned with a smart phone’s barcode reader, directs the user to an array of important information for that specific engine model. Most notably, the Vanguard Power Code will provide the equipment operator with troubleshooting information especially suited for in-field support.

“For turf and construction professionals, equipment downtime on the jobsite causes frustration and costs money,” said Dan Roche, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power. “The Vanguard Power Code gets immediate information directly to the operator regardless of where they are located so they can get back to work quickly. That means fewer trips back to the shop and more projects done on-time.”

In addition to jobsite troubleshooting guidelines, other highlights of the Vanguard Power Code include:
• Dealer locator – via GPS or zip code search
• FAQs – includes answers to operation and maintenance questions
• Parts lists – common replacement parts for the specific engine
• Recommended maintenance instructions and schedules – includes oil recommendations
• Advanced troubleshooting information – for more technical engine repairs at the shop
• Owner’s manuals – by request or PDF download to the user’s phone
• Language preference – All Vanguard Power Codes will have information available in English or Spanish
Vanguard Power Codes will be available on engines manufactured beginning in January 2012.


  1. Steve Cullinan
    • Paul Sikkema
      • Steve Cullinan
        • Paul Sikkema

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