Briggs & Stratton® Engines


Nothing Compares to Briggs & Stratton Power

Some companies try to save a little money by selling a low grade engine to power their units. Well, all we can tell you is that just like the rest of the product, we’re not cutting any corners. We choose to offer Briggs & Stratton brand engines on ALL our Cyclone Rake models. We think you’ll agree that for this application, there’s nothing better. Our standard models include the rugged XR950-PRO, and our premium models include the Vanguard line engines. Or for an added boost upgrade your standard model to the Vanguard engine. These engines start on the first or second pull, have an unmatched 2 and 3 year warranty, and will stand up to the rigors of year round use. Check out the information below for an inside scoop on why the XR950-PRO and Vanguard Engines are the preferred power units for your Cyclone Rake. And feel free to visit for even more detailed specs for Briggs & Stratton performance parts.

The Cyclone Rake Engine Lineup

Each Cyclone Rake model is designed with the optimal combination of engine horsepower
and vacuum system to provide peak performance.

The 10 HP Briggs and Stratton Vanguard leaf vacuum motor for the Z-10 Cyclone Rake

Cyclone Rake Z-10
10.0 HP (14.4 ft lbs torque)

Boasting a 305cc, 10 HP Vanguard Engine and the exclusive 10-inch JetPath Vacuum System with 5-blade Super-Flow Miracle Impeller. NOW AVAILABLE WITH ELECTRIC START! Learn more.

The 8 HP Briggs and Stratton Vanguard leaf vacuum motor for the XL Cyclone Rake

Cyclone Rake XL
8.0 HP (13.4 ft lbs torque)

Boasting a 305cc, 8 HP Vanguard Engine and the exclusive 8-inch JetPath Vacuum System with 5-blade Super-Flow Miracle Impeller. NOW AVAILABLE WITH ELECTRIC START!  Learn more.



Cyclone Rake Commercial PRO
XR950-PRO (9.5 ft lbs torque)

Powered by a rugged 208cc, 9.5 ft-lbs of torque, and the exclusive JetPath Vacuum System with 5-Blade Hi Flow Miracle Impeller. 


Cyclone Rake Commander
XR950-PRO (9.5 ft lbs torque)

Powered by a rugged 208cc, 9.5 ft-lbs of torque, and the exclusive JetPath Vacuum System with 4-Blade  Miracle Impeller.


Cyclone Rake Classic
XR950-PRO (9.5 ft lbs torque)

Powered by a rugged 208cc, 9.5 ft-lbs of torque, and 7 inch Vacuum System with our 4-Blade Miracle Impeller.


What's Inside the Vanguard Engine? We're Glad You Asked!

Vanguard™ engines utilize advanced technology to produce increased power and operate more efficiently than other engines. The Vanguard’s modern overhead valve design, oversized 1-inch forged crankshaft with dual ball bearings, and heat-treated steel gears provide unparalleled durability under heavy use. The Dura-Bore Cast Iron Cylinder Sleeve withstands wear and gives improved oil control. The Magnetron® electronic ignition and new larger coil assure dependable starting with no maintenance required. Look inside the Vanguard engine to see why they’re so reliable.

The Briggs & Stratton engines on the Cyclone Rake are on the top of the list of Vanguard engine reviews


  1. Dura-Bore™ Cast Iron Cylinders withstands wear and abuse while providing improved oil control for increased engine life.
  2. Forged Steel Crankshaft has far higher strength than the cast iron shafts used on lower quality engines.
  3. Heavy Duty Dual Ball Bearings support the crankshaft on both ends, rather than the single bearing commonly used. This gives longer life and higher power output because of reduced friction. It also makes engine starting much easier.
  4. Sturdy 1-inch Diameter Power Shaft is stiffer than the standard 3/4 inch shafts that other companies use.
  1. Heat Treated Steel Gears deliver superior reliability and performance compared to molded plastic gears used on lower grade engines.
  2. Massive Engine Block and Head Castings are far heavier than those on lower quality engines. These provide greater strength and rigidity, plus lower vibration and noise levels.
  3. Modern Overhead Valve Design is compact and runs more efficiently to deliver more power, longer engine life and improved fuel economy.
  4. Premium Lo-Tone Exhaust System with Spark Arrestor provides exceptional noise reduction and safe operation, while maintaining optimal power.‚Äč


Horsepower and Torque Ratings

The XR950-PRO engines are rated in foot pounds of torque, not horsepower. Vanguard engines are rated in gross horsepower by Briggs & Stratton per the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) specification J1940. To make comparing engine power rating simpler, we also give you the torque rating in foot pounds for each Cyclone Rake engine. Horsepower and torque are not the same thing when comparing engines, so check the power ratings carefully. Rest assured that when you choose Briggs & Stratton brand engines, you’re getting the best