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Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin Horizontal Engine with Electric Start — 479cc, 1in. x 2 29/32in. Shaft, Model# 305447-3079-G1

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Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin Horizontal Engine with Electric Start — 479cc, 1in. x 2 29/32in. Shaft, Model# 305447-3079-G1

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  • Dura-Bore™ cast iron cylinder sleeve for extended life
  • Float carburetor for consistent easy starting
  • Maintenance-free Magnetron® electronic ignition for quick, dependable starts
  • Dual Clean™ air cleaner pleated paper filter with a foam pre-cleaner ensures maximum protection for extended engine life
  • Full-pressure lubrication with spin-on oil filter assures controlled lubrication for extended component life
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Product Summary

Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin 16HP Horizontal Engine produces 24ft.-lbs. of torque to help you get the job done.

What's Included
  • (1) Engine, Model# 305447-3079-G1

Features + Benefits

  • Dura-Bore™ cast iron cylinder sleeve for extended life
  • Float carburetor for consistent easy starting
  • Maintenance-free Magnetron® electronic ignition for quick, dependable starts
  • Dual Clean™ air cleaner pleated paper filter with a foam pre-cleaner ensures maximum protection for extended engine life
  • Full-pressure lubrication with spin-on oil filter assures controlled lubrication for extended component life
  • Overhead valve design for cooler operation and longer valve life
  •  Engine equipped with 12V gear drive starter and 16 Amp DC alternator with starter panel assembly
Key Specs
Item# 60072002
Brand Briggs & Stratton
Manufacturer's Warranty 36 months parts / 36 months labor
Ship Weight 86.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 479
Start Type Electric
Application Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor
Engine Type Vanguard V-Twin OHV
Torque (ft./lbs.) 24.00
Shaft Output Horizontal
Shaft Diameter (in.) 1
Shaft Length (in.) 2 29/32
Shaft Keyway (in.) 1/4
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 3/8–24
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise
PTO Height (in.) 5 1/4
Bearing Type Ball
Cylinders (qty.) 2
Cylinder Bore Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.) 2.68 x 2.60
Cooling System Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type Dual element
Fuel Tank Not included
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Pump Yes, (Pulse)
Oil Capacity (qt.) 1.5 (48 oz.)
Lubrication System Full Pressure
Ignition System Electronic
Governor System Mechanical
Carburetor Float
Throttle Control Adjustable for a constant speed operation, manual friction, remote
Choke Control Manual, remote
Max. RPM 3,600
Charging System Amps 16
Muffler Included No
Bolt Circle (in.) 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4
Mounting Bolt Pattern L x W (in.) 7 11/16 x 4 1/16
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 12 5/16 x 16 1/8 x 19

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Engine Displacement (cc)
420 479 479 570 479
Start Type
Rewind Electric Electric w/recoil backup Electric Electric w/recoil backup
Application - Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor
Engine Type OHV Vanguard V-Twin OHV Vanguard V-Twin OHV Vanguard V-Twin OHV Vanguard V-Twin OHV
Torque (ft./lbs.) 21 24.00 - - -
Shaft Output
Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Crankshaft 1 x 3 21/32 - - - -
Shaft Diameter (in.) 1 1 1 1 1
Shaft Length (in.) 3 21/32 2 29/32 2 29/32 2 29/32 2 29/32
Shaft Keyway (in.)
1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 7/16-20 3/8–24 3/8–24 3/8–24 3/8–24
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) - Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise
Gear Reduction No - - - -
PTO Height (in.)
5.25 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4
Bearing Type
Ball Ball Ball Ball Ball
Cylinders (qty.)
1 2 2 2 2
Cylinder Bore
Aluminum cast iron sleeve Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)
3.54 x 2.6 2.68 x 2.60 2.68 x 2.60 2.83 x 2.76 2.68 x 2.60
Cooling System
Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type
High-mount cartridge with pre-cleaner Dual element Dual element Dual element Dual element
Fuel Tank Yes Not included Not included Not included Yes
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)
4 - - - 9
Fuel Pump
Gravity fed Yes, (Pulse) Yes, (Pulse) Yes, (Pulse) No
Fuel Filter In-tank - - - -
Oil Capacity (qt.)
0.875 1.5 (48 oz.) 1.5 (48 oz.) 1.5 (48 oz.) 1.5 (48 oz)
Lubrication System
Splash Full Pressure Full pressure Full pressure Full pressure
Low Oil Alert - - No Yes -
Ignition System
Magnetron electronic ignition Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Governor System
Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical
Carburetor
Float-fed Float Float Float Float
Throttle Control
Manual Adjustable for a constant speed operation, manual friction, remote Adjustable for a constant speed operation, manual friction, remote Adjustable for a constant speed operation, manual friction, remote Adjustable for a constant speed operation, manual friction, remote
Choke Control
Manual Manual, remote Manual, remote Manual, remote Manual, remote
Max. RPM
3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600
Charging System Amps - 16 16 16 16
Muffler Included
Yes No No No Yes
Flywheel Brake No - - - -
Auto Compression Release Yes - No - -
Bolt Circle (in.)
3 5/8, 5, 6 1/2 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4
Mounting Base L x W (in.) 7 11/16, 3 15/16 - - - -
Mounting Bolt Pattern L x W (in.) 7 11/16, 3 15/16 7 11/16 x 4 1/16 7 11/16 x 4 1/16 7 11/16 x 4 7 11/16 x 4 1/16
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
16 x 17.7 x 18 12 5/16 x 16 1/8 x 19 12 5/16 x 16 1/8 x 17 1/4 13 3/8 x 16 1/8 x 17 1/4 12 5/16 x 16 1/8 x 19
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes - Yes Yes No