START-HIDRO is a piece of equipment for the quick and easy starting of Diesel engines without the need of electric batteries or compressors and interchangeable with the electric starters. It is made in a heavy-duty construction for 100% reliability.
Its working principle is based on the energy stored in a dry nitrogen pre-charged oleo-pneumatic accumulator.
It doesn’t produce sparks, so it is explosion safe, and is suitable for engines from 50 HP to 1,000 HP.
A complete system consists of a hand pump, a piston accumulator attached to an oil tank, a valve, a pressure gauge, two connection pipes and the oleo-hydraulic starter motor fitted with a hydraulic cylinder for moving the engaging Bendix pinion forward and back.
Right: A START-HIDRO integrated into a marine Diesel engine. At the front can be seen the oil tank / accumulator / lever hand pump assembly. The starter head can be partially seen right behind, between the lever and the top of the tank.
START-HIDRO is primarily intended for marine applications, to be installed in small to medium sized ships, like the barge in the photograph above left; but can also suit any kind of Diesel engine application, like the farming tractor in the set of four photographs below (an old model).
SOME TECHNICAL INFORMATION OF INTEREST REGARDING THE START-HIDRO OLEO-HYDRAULIC STARTERS: