Christopher Thomas Horvat - Milwaukee WI,
Jeffrey P. Feist - Pewaukee WI,
Michael Plutte - Oak Creek WI,
Briggs & Stratton Corporation - Wauwatosa WI
55480, 55493, 55495, 55503
An exemplary embodiment of the invention relates to an air cleaner assembly for a small multi-purpose, combustion engine as may be used for mechanically powering pressure washers, lawn mowers, go-carts, electric power generators, and the like. In some embodiments, the air cleaner assembly includes a casing having an air inlet and an air outlet, and the casing is designed to pivot open to allow a user to access the casing interior. In the casing interior, a filter support is designed to hold an air filter between the air inlet and air outlet. In certain embodiments, the air cleaner assembly also includes a hinge that is integrally formed with the casing. A releasable fastener is designed to hold the casing closed.