Rent with Vanguard for higher reliability and return on investment.

Vanguard 400

Vanguard engines are powered by voice-of-customer input and engineered to maximize performance.

We deliver robust power solutions while also maintaining low total cost of ownership. Everything we do is focused on increasing your customers’ productivity and your bottom line.

Decades-old engineering won’t cut it on today’s job sites.

That’s why we've designed our new line of Vanguard Single Cylinder engines from the ground up. Not only does the Vanguard 400 meet the stringent European Stage 5 and EPA Phase 3 emissions regulations, we’re challenging the competition head-on with hassle-free starting, enhanced performance and reduced maintenance — so your customers can trust you to help them get the job done.

When you choose Vanguard, you get true collaboration.
Not a transaction.

Vanguard did the engineering to design a drop-fit engine replacement — so OEMs don't have to. We’ll work with your preferred OEM partners to ensure perfect alignment of engines and equipment for maximum performance and productivity. And provide support programs that help you improve the efficiency of your after-sales services.

Calculate your Lifetime Oil and Air Filtration Savings

Vanguard 400 vs. industry standard*


* 400cc equivalent engine
** Savings are based on 2000 hours of operation, using original engine manufacturer's oil as well as air filters, and calculated based on distributor market pricing to rental.


Find out how much money you can save on oil and air filtration, when you choose to power your equipment with one of the Vanguard single cylinder engines.


Vanguard 400
Quieter operation, less vibration, 50% less oil wastage1
Simplified 3-Step Starting

The new optimized 3-step starting process allows for shorter rope pull with less pull force required. Tested down to -29°C to ensure easier starting in all temperatures — it's performance you can stake your reputation on.

Optimized Fuel Management

Specially designed fuel system improves resistance to effects of stale fuel — helping you control fleet fuel costs.

More Efficient Power Management

Governed idle allows more usable power at idle, precise speed setting and better load response — maximizing your customers' jobsite productivity.

Reduced Noise and Vibration

Significantly lower noise and vibration increase operator comfort — helping your rental customers improve productivity.

Eliminate Fuel/Oil Dilution

Exclusive TransportGuard™ System resolves the number one rental equipment return issue — guarding against unnecessary oil wastage, equipment downtime and reduced productivity. By simply turning the 3-in-1 control to the STOP position, the engine ignition and fuel supply are shut off simultaneously.

Longer Oil Maintenance Intervals

Engine oil maintenance intervals are double the industry standard — lowering your rental fleet's total cost of ownership. Your equipment uptime is increased while maintenance costs and associated downtime are reduced. Up to 50% less oil wastage* lowers recycling expenses.

Fewer Air Filter Changes

Lower total cost of ownership for your rental fleet from unmatched 600-hour air filter replacement intervals — double the industry standard — thanks to cyclonic air filtration, standard on all Vanguard engines.

Outperforms in All Terrains

Optional High Inclination Package means your equiment works where others' can't. Vanguard operates with ease on inclinations up to 45 degrees** in any direction — so your customers can trust you to help them get the job done.

* Oil wastage has been reduced by 50% over the leading competitor based on service recommendations per the engine manufacturer's operators manual.
** Refer to equipment operators manual for usage instructions.

Why Vanguard?


Tested To The Extreme

See how we ensure Vanguard engines deliver outstanding performance at the sharp inclines they'll face out on the jobsite.

OEM Parnership

Watch how we work with OEMs in our state-of-the-art testing facilities to achieve a power solution that delivers the best rental product.

Field-Tested & Proven

We put the Vanguard 400 to the test. So you can rest assured it will deliver dependable performance, every time.





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Tips & Troubleshooting

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Dealer Locator

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Commercial Limited Warranty

Three-year commercial engine warranty for all applications. See operator's manual or dealer for complete warranty details.

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