The SureStart S20 Spring Starter is our smallest and lightest starter weighing a modest 12 kg (26.5 lb). The S20 Spring Starter is suitable for diesel engines from 0.5 to 2.5 litres (30.5 to 152.5 cubic inches) and is available as a clockwise and anti-clockwise model. S50, S60 and S70 spring starters are available for larger engines.
The S20 is our smallest and lightest starter weighing a modest 12 kg (26.5 lb).
SureStart S20 is suitable for diesel engines from 0.5 to 2.5 litres.
The SureStart S20 is used for life boat engines, portable fuel pumps and water pumps in remote locations.
The S20 Spring Starter brings non-electric backup starter to smaller engines, bringing with it all the reliability benefits of mechanical starters. The S20 is used for life boat engines, portable fuel pumps and water pumps in remote locations. Applications include Deutz, Farymann, Hatz, Lister, Lombardini, Kubota, Perkins and Ruggerini engines.
Anti-Clockwise SureStart S20 Spring Starter
Although niche, there is a clear demand for anti-clockwise rotation starters. The need was especially strong where the engine did not have a second pocket for a backup starter or where there was insufficient space on the engine to mount a second starter. Once engine companies developed flywheel housings with an extra pocket for a backup starter (especially common for with lifeboat engines) the opportunity was there to develop anti-clockwise mechanical starters.
Anti-clockwise SureStart spring starters are simple to install and cost-effective. They deliver a dependable starting system that does not require external energy such as electric, hydraulic or pneumatic power.
Video: Operating a Spring Starter
SureStart S20 Specifications
Flange-mounted SAE 1; SAE 2
0.5 litres (30.5 cubic inches) per cylinder; 4 cylinders maximum
11 to 13 teeth 10/12 F/stub
11 to 13 teeth 8/10 F/stub
9 to 13 teeth mod 3
10 to 13 teeth Mod 2.5
Pinion to flange face
20mm or 28mm
Maximum torque at pinion
91 Nm (71 ft/lb)
Maximum winding handle torque
64 Nm (50 ft/lb)
Winding handle position
Variable in 8.5 degree increments
Turns to fully wind
2.0 turns to engage
9.5 turns to fully charge
12 kg (26.5 lb)
Starting aid below 5 degrees Celsius
Standard finish: zinc-plated body and housing; body painted with a further coat of primer and topcoat. Body can also be powder-coated.
IPU's range of SureStart spring starters are a reliable, cost-effective way of providing manual starting for diesel engines in a variety of applications. Available for engines up to 12 litres, they are ideally suited to harsh environments such as offshore and marine and provide an ideal low-cost alternative to electric starting…