Video: Fitting a spring starter
Fitting a spring starter is easy and can be done in minutes. They are completely independent as they don’t need electricity, hydraulics or air. This also makes them an ultra-reliable way of starting diesel engines up to eighteen litres (about one thousand one hundred cubic inches).
It’s so easy to fit a spring starter that some of our marine and workboat customers fit them while their vessel’s still on the water.
Watch our video below and see an IPU engineer fit a spring starter in under 10 minutes!
Fitting a spring starter
Spring Starter Benefits
- Guaranteed starting. Manual operation ensures engine cranking is unaffected by long shutdowns, damp, cold or harsh environment.
- Reliability. A long and proven track record with many spring starters still operating after decades in service.
- Space and weight saving. Starting at only 18kg and less than 50% the weight of a conventional electric starter.
- Operator safety. The crank will not fly off or kick back during operation, and the motor can be unwound if not required.
- Ease of use. Spring starters are a direct ‘bolt-on’ alternative to electric starters providing quick and easy installation.
- Reduces battery costs. For certain applications, such as pumps, welders and gensets you can remove the need for a battery completely.
- Lower electrical costs. Without the need for an electric starter a lighter duty alternator can be fitted or your existing alternator will last longer.