Vanguard® powered Billy Goat aerators support Boels ecological and performance goals

Freienbach Switzerland, 9 September 2019 – The Billy Goat PL1802V lawn aerator is the latest garden tool to be fitted with the Vanguard 200 6.5 gross hp* engine specially for Netherlands-based Boels Rental. Boels’ request to replace the standard engine with the Vanguard 200 supports its ongoing commitment to deliver its end customers optimal performance and ease of use.

User-friendly. Low vibration. Long maintenance intervals
Designed for the rental industry and for use on smaller properties, the 46-cm compact PL1802V cam-driven aerator features reciprocating cam tines that drive cores up to 7 cm deep, even in hard soils. The unit can aerate up to 2.000m2 per hour and is easy to operate without add-on weights. The ergonomic ISO-mounted folding handlebar reduces vibration and allows for compact transport and storage.

Boels is in the process of specifying Vanguard engines in more and more of its rental fleet. “Fitting the aerators with Vanguard 200 engines further reduces vibration and noise, while also extending maintenance intervals,” comments Guy Cremer, Boels’ Director of Fleet Operations. “These engines offer the longest oil and standard air cleaner service intervals in the industry without compromising on performance.”

Improving operator comfort and productivity
Fitting the Vanguard 200 engines in the PL1802 lawn aerator proved fast and easy for Billy Goats’ engineering team. “Delighting our customers is part of our core mission, and one way we achieve this is by offering them the flexibility to specify engine brand. The design of the Vanguard 200 engine allows a straightforward drop-in engine replacement,” says Rudi Silkens, Sales Executive.

Paul Bramhall, Senior Manager Marketing – commercial engines at Briggs & Stratton, comments: “The Vanguard 200 engine is a ground-up design offering many performance and operator advantages that, consequently, improve operator and equipment productivity. We are pleased that Boels is adopting our Vanguard engines throughout its rental fleet and remain dedicated to offering the best possible power products on the market.”



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.