Boels Rental adds Vanguard® powered Paclite trowels to its construction fleet

Freienbach Switzerland, 23 August 2019 – Netherlands-based Boels Rental has placed an order for Paclite Master900 trowels, specially fitted with Vanguard 200 6.5hp engines, for its rental fleet. This is the first time Boels, the largest equipment and tool rental company in the Benelux, has specified the new Vanguard engines in equipment intended for the construction industry.

Low vibration engines for the construction industry
The Paclite Master900 (M900) trowel is used mainly in the construction industry for floating and troweling newly laid concrete surfaces. Its new anti-vibration handle design decreases Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) risk, increases operational comfort and reduces fatigue over the workday.

Guy Cremer, Boels’ Director of Fleet Operations: “With their reliability and ease of use, Paclite trowels have had a place in our rental portfolio for years. For this newest order, we requested that Paclite fit the Vanguard 200 engines, which offer low vibration, and the longest oil and standard air cleaner service intervals in the industry leading to reduced oil recycling and ultimately a lower carbon footprint.”

While Boels has had multiple rental models reconfigured with Vanguard engines this year, the M900 trowel is the first unit intended for its construction industry customers, and the first concrete processing product, for which Boels has specifically requested Vanguard engines.

Market-driven customization and innovation that meet real needs
For Paclite, fitting the Vanguard engines in the Master900 trowel was a simple process. “We pride ourselves on delivering a high level of customization for our customers, so we were happy to comply with Boels’ request,” comments Kent Gorsun, Sales Manager at Paclite Equipment/Unicorp Group. “The Vanguard 200 engine design made it a straightforward drop-in replacement.”

Paul Bramhall, Senior Manager Marketing – commercial engines at Briggs & Stratton: “Boels’ approach of delivering market-driven innovation and world-class support to its customers aligns very closely with our own corporate philosophy. We are grateful for the confidence Boels is showing in our commercial engines and are excited to see more Boels equipment fitted with our engines.”



Hester Regoort, Two Rivers Marketing, +32 3 298 4948,

Paul Bramhall, Briggs & Stratton, +41 55 415 1254,

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®,  Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit and

About Boels Rental:

Boels Rental was founded in 1977 and has become one of the main rental companies for machines, tools and catering and event equipment. Boels has more than 400 branches in Europe and over 4,000 employees.