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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)
420 479 479 570 479
Start Type
Rewind Electric w/recoil backup Electric 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 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
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes Yes - Yes No