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Source: Briggs & Stratton Corporation news release

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation is expanding its popular Snapper XD 82-volt MAX lawn and garden tool system to include the new StepSense Automatic Drive Cordless Electric Lawnmower and utility cart side extension option. The new mower is backed by a five (5) year warranty and the cart sides have a three (3) year attachment warranty.

"The new StepSense technology senses the user's walking speed and automatically adjusts the mower's self-propel feature to match the pace of the person," said Christin Wam, marketing manager for residential turf products at Briggs & Stratton. "This intuitive technology allows homeowners to focus on the mowing job at hand, instead of manually changing the speed of the mower."

The load sensing technology improves battery run time by automatically adjusting the motor power to help ensure a great cut in varying conditions and cutting speeds. A dual battery powerhead houses two batteries giving operators run time of up to 60 minutes3 so homeowners have the confidence to complete their mow. The new mower features a durable 21-inch steel deck, and a single lever delivers seven height-of-cut options allowing the operator to simply adjust the deck settings to achieve desired grass height. The push-button starting mechanism makes starting the mower simple and its vertical storage capabilities save storage space when the work is done.

The utility cart side extension is an innovative way to instantly increase the capacity of the 82-volt MAX1 utility cart from 3.7 cubic feet to 9.1 cubic feet. Made of durable, weather-resistant material, the utility cart side extension is tough but light and reliable when carrying up to 220 pounds4. Operators do not need tools to attach the cart extension and it is easy to remove, making yard clean up quicker than ever.

The Snapper XD StepSense Automatic Drive Electric mower is available at select e-commerce retailers and participating Snapper dealers. See the entire Snapper XD lineup at www.snapper.com.