New Vanguard® 160

New Vanguard® 160

Model Number : 10V3

This 169cc single-cylinder engine was built with a clean-sheet design approach to deliver what you care about most: overall performance, true power and maintenance.

  • Features standard Integrated Cyclonic Air Filtration that doubles your equipment’s air filter replacement intervals to 600 hours.
  • Includes 3-in-1 controls with the new TransportGuard® that controls throttle, ignition and fuel to prevent mixing of fuel and oil during transport.
  • Designed to deliver a lower total cost of ownership. See how much you could save here.

See even more reasons why the Vanguard 160 is Your Single Advantage.


Horsepower (HP)


Displacement (cc)


No. of Cylinders


Fuel Type


Starts Down to -20° F

Mechanical compression release and choke optimized for improved cold weather starting.

Cyclonic Air Cleaner

Standard feature on all Vanguard engines, 600 hour replacement interval.

Optimized Starting

A three step system that requires less effort.

Nano Media Air Cleaner Filter Element with Autoshed Technology

Proprietary self-cleaning filter media specially engineered to work with the Vanguard 160 engine.

Commercial-style Carburetor

Carburetor optimized to ensure reliable starting and smooth running operation over a wide range of loads.

Liquid Cylinder Gasket

Provides more durable seal and reliable lubrication.

Stale Fuel Resistance

Specially designed fuel system improves resistance to effects of stale fuel.

Acoustically Designed Engine

Air Cleaner, Fuel Tank and Muffler optimized to reduce noise and deliver improved tonal quality.

Governed Idle

Allows more usable power at idle, precise speed setting and better load response.

TransportGuard® System

Simultaneous fuel/ignition shut-off protects the engine from oil/fuel dilution during transport and allows for both on-engine and remote controls.

High Inclination Package

Optional feature allows continuous 45° operation in any direction.

Engine Warranty**

Three year limited commercial engine warranty for all applications. REGISTER YOUR VANGUARD 160 ENGINE and receive an additional year of warranty.

Engine Cooling

Specially designed blower, rewind and shielding to help engine run cooler for longer.

Easy Repower

Accommodates leading competitor's controls and dimensions, making it an easy drop-in replacement.

Universal Controls

Easy to convert from manual friction to return-to-idle or fixed-speed without additional parts.

Oil Sensor

Protects the engine from low oil level conditions.


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HP (gross) *
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Configuration
Bore (in)
Stroke (in)
Weight (lbs)
Oil Capacity (oz)
Lubrication System
Splash Lubrication
Air Filter
Integrated Cyclonic Air Cleaner
Ignition System
CDI Ignition
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
Compression Ratio
Width (in)
Length (in)
Height (in)
Certified Power Rating
Warranty Commercial Power Source Info
3 Year Limited; +1 Year Bonus Warranty with Registration

*All power levels are stated gross HP at 3,600 RPM per SAE J1940
**See operator's manual or dealer for complete warranty details.



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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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12V Electric Start
Alternators - 3.0 & 20.0 amp
Threaded Crankshaft
Tapered Crankshaft
Metric Flange
Low Profile Air Cleaner
Clear Flange Muffler
Wire Muffler
Tankless / Mufferless
High Inclination Package (45° operation)
6:1 Gear Reduction Package
2:1 Gear Reduction Package

Product Literature

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