When your business is equipment rental, you need to power your products with engines you can trust. When you put your trust in Vanguard®, we take that as a personal commitment to deliver innovative products, application expertise and world-class support you and your clients need to get the job done.


Are you worried about customers forgetting to shut off the fuel before transporting a piece of equipment? Our patented TransportGuard™ feature is a simple, yet genius solution to a complex and pervasive problem for rental stores. TransportGuard is a single shut off switch for both the fuel and ignition, eliminating the opportunity for oil fuel dilution during transport, which means fewer unscheduled oil changes and equipment that is ready to rent when customers need it, minimizing downtime and enhancing the return on investment (ROI). Eliminating performance problems due to oil dilution also leads to better customer experiences and the opportunity for repeat business. 

The Benefits of Owning and Operating Vanguard® Single-Cylinder Engines

When it comes to powering your rental fleet, you have a choice. Vanguard single-cylinder engines are designed and built to grow your business and protect your investment. Easier starting and rugged, reliable operation means your customers can depend on your equipment to get the job done even in the most extreme conditions. And because Vanguard engines need less maintenance, they cost less to own and operate — meaning they spend more time out on the jobsite making you money.  Exceptional warranty protection, 50-state emissions compliance and more — the benefits of Vanguard engines add up to provide a positive experience for your customers and higher rental revenue for you.

Power Solutions

At Vanguard, we understand that rental dealers have an increased focus on ROI for their fleets. We're helping dealers understand how an engine choice can influence positive ROI for equipment. 

Vanguard engines are designed to start fast and finish strong, with integrated technology and features that mean repeat rentals. Take the Vanguard 200 for example, this engine exemplifies that commitment. It is equipped with TransportGuard™, but that's not the only innovation. A cyclonic air filtration system extends service intervals for oil and air filters twice as long, cutting service costs in half. The Vanguard 200 can play a key role in ensuring equipment is ready to rent.

Superior Support Solutions

Our commercial engines are backed with the service and support you need to keep equipment rented and generating revenue.

  • Unified, national distribution network
  • World-class part availability and delivery
  • QR Power Codes to access engine information
  • Dedicated commercial technical support
  • Industry leading commercial warranty*
  • Maximize equipment value with repowering opportunities
  • Efficient warranty processing
*Available in most states


We're also a proud member of the SmartEquip network, making it easier than ever to ensure that rental locations are getting the most out of their Vanguard powered equipment.