Vanguard debuts motors, controllers at Equip Expo

Company also showcases diversified battery portfolio

During the 40th annual Equip Expo in Louisville, Ky., October 18-20, Briggs & Stratton showed its brand-new MVG Series of motors and MC Series of motor controllers alongside a mix of equipment applications powered by Vanguard batteries.

“We are on a mission to make it easier than ever for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to incorporate battery power into their equipment offerings, because more industries are expecting and demanding reliable, clean battery power. With the launch of our own motors and motor controllers, we’ll be able to offer OEMs simplified, easy-to-integrate components that deliver a full battery system solution other manufacturers can’t,” said David Frank, vice president of Electrification at Briggs & Stratton. “We’re excited to give Equip Exposition attendees a close-up look at the latest in battery power and show them what’s possible when they choose Vanguard.”

batteries The Vanguard MVG3000 motor. (Illustration: Briggs & Stratton)

Vanguard is offering OEMs a complete system package with the introduction of its motors and motor controllers. Built tough and engineered with ease-of-service in mind, the MVG Series and MC Series include different power options to meet voltage needs across equipment sizes. Vanguard had its new MVG1500, MVG2200, MVG3000 and MVG4000 motors and MC2000, MC4000 and MC8000 motor controllers in the Briggs & Stratton booth.

With the addition of these motors and motor controllers to its product lineup, Vanguard said it plans to be an even stronger source for power application across a wide variety of products. The design of the motors and motor controllers maximizes ease of integration and serviceability making it an ideal solution for compact equipment like blowers and walk-behind trowels, as well as pumps, sprayers, power rakes and more.

Equip Exposition attendees could also check out an array of concept OEM equipment applications powered by Vanguard commercial battery packs. The 48V 1.5kWh* Commercial Battery (Si1.5) could be seen powering two concept pieces of equipment — a small walk-behind trowel and a blower. Billy Goat will also have an 18-inch electrified PLUGR aerator on display powered by the Si1.5.

Built to bring efficiency, versatility and reliability to applications across industries, the exchangeable design of the company said its Si1.5 Battery enables easy swapping between equipment, or equipment and charger, on the jobsite so operators can efficiently tackle the job at hand. Designed, engineered and assembled in the United States, the Si1.5 Battery is now available.

Vanguard also showed its new 24V 3.5kWh battery, which utilizes lithium-Ion chemistry. By offering a battery at the 24V level, Vanguard said it can help simplify the integration process for existing OEM applications utilizing lead-acid batteries. With the 24V 3.5kWh battery, Vanguard said it is able to better serve the access, cleaning and construction industries by powering equipment like boom lifts, floor scrubbers, sweepers, cranes and environmental systems.

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