PATENT RECEIVED FOR INTEGRATED STEERING SUSPENSION SYSTEM Milwaukee, Wis. — Briggs & Stratton® recently received a patent – now available on Ferris commercial mower models, IS® 3200Z, IS® 2100Z, IS® 2600Z, IS® 700Z, and IS® 600Z - for integrating a single belt transmission drive system with suspension technology. This new system utilizes rigid control system linkages which results in smooth operation with precision movement use-after -use. With no motion control cables, operators can depend on the proven reliability. These models also feature Ferris’ patented mower suspension technology. Precision engineered, these cutting-edge systems heightened productivity and comfort for a beautiful lawn every time, even on the most uneven of landscape environments. These advances are all designed to help today’s landscape professional get the job done easier, faster and better. “The proof is in the ride and the cut”, says Bill Shea, Vice President of Commercial Sales for the Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group. “This technology did not come without its challenges, but our customers will reap the benefits both on their bottom-ends and bottom-lines.” Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators, pressure washers and turf care products, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.