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Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin Horizontal Engine with Electric Start — 479cc, 1in. x 2 29/32in. Shaft, Model# 305447-0568-F1

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Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin Horizontal Engine with Electric Start — 479cc, 1in. x 2 29/32in. Shaft, Model# 305447-0568-F1

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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
  • Recoil backup for emergency hand starts
  • Dual Clean™ air cleaner pleated paper filter with a foam pre-cleaner ensures maximum protection for extended engine life
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Product Summary

Briggs & Stratton 479cc Vanguard V-Twin OHV Horizontal Engine. V-Twin 90° overhead valve design runs cooler, cleaner and more efficiently. More HP output with less displacement and less carbon build-up. Longer valve life and improved fuel economy.

What's Included
  • (1) Engine, Model# 305447-0568-F1

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
  • Recoil backup for emergency hand 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 (OHV) for cooler operation and longer valve life
  • 12V gear drive starter and 16 Amp DC alternator with starter panel assembly
Key Specs
Item# 60072
Brand Briggs & Stratton
Manufacturer's Warranty 36 months parts / 36 months labor
Ship Weight 102.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 479
Start Type Electric w/recoil backup
Application Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor
Engine Type Vanguard V-Twin OHV
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 Yes
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.) 9
Fuel Pump No
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 Yes
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
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board) No

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Engine Displacement (cc)
479 479 570 479 570
Start Type
Electric w/recoil backup Electric Electric Electric w/recoil backup Electric w/recoil backup
Application Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor Compressor, pressure washer, conveyor
Engine Type Vanguard V-Twin OHV Vanguard V-Twin OHV Vanguard V-Twin OHV Vanguard V-Twin OHV Vanguard V-Twin OHV
Torque (ft./lbs.) - 24.00 - - -
Shaft Output
Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Shaft Diameter (in.) 1 1 1 1 1
Shaft Length (in.) 2 29/32 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) 3/8–24 3/8–24 3/8–24 3/8–24 3/8–24
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise
PTO Height (in.)
5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4
Bearing Type
Ball Ball Ball Ball Ball
Cylinders (qty.)
2 2 2 2 2
Cylinder Bore
Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)
2.68 x 2.60 2.68 x 2.60 2.83 x 2.76 2.68 x 2.60 2.83 x 2.75
Cooling System
Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type
Dual element Dual element Dual element Dual element Dual element
Fuel Tank Not included Not included Not included Yes Yes
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)
- - - 9 9
Fuel Pump
Yes, (Pulse) Yes, (Pulse) Yes, (Pulse) No No
Oil Capacity (qt.)
1.5 (48 oz.) 1.5 (48 oz.) 1.5 (48 oz.) 1.5 (48 oz) 1.5 (48 oz.)
Lubrication System
Full pressure Full Pressure Full pressure Full pressure Full pressure
Low Oil Alert No - Yes - -
Ignition System
Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Governor System
Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical
Carburetor
Float Float Float Float Float
Throttle Control
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 Adjustable for a constant speed operation, manual friction, remote
Choke Control
Manual, remote 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 16
Muffler Included
No No No Yes Yes
Auto Compression Release No - - - -
Bolt Circle (in.)
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 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4
Mounting Bolt Pattern L x W (in.) 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 7 11/16 x 4
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
12 5/16 x 16 1/8 x 17 1/4 12 5/16 x 16 1/8 x 19 13 3/8 x 16 1/8 x 17 1/4 12 5/16 x 16 1/8 x 19 12.5 x 16 x 23
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes - Yes No Yes