Reliable, compact, low cost hand starting for smaller engines

  • Small, lightweight starter to fit small engines
  • Smooth action power spring for easy winding
  • Uses standard SS/SR nosepieces with manual engagement and trip mechanism
  • Fits anywhere that a SS/SR starter will go
  • Standard SS/SR crank wind with detachable handle

SMS/SMR power spring starters are ideal for smaller engines working in tough conditions. Designed for engines from 0.6L to 4L displacement, they are perfect for easy and safe hand starting.

Based on the long established SS/SR range of starters, the SMS/SMR series have the advantage of using proven SS/SR components including nosepiece, winding, trip and pinion assemblies.  With a manual engage and trip mechanism and detachable crank wind, the operator can choose exactly how the starter performs.

Using a power spring (rather than a disc spring) makes the body of the SMS/SMR range shorter and lighter.  This allows it to be fitted to a wide range of previously incompatible engines.

As with all Kineteco spring starters, the SMS/SMR series bolts directly into the standard starter pocket on the engine. Given the correct engine configuration, all the electrics can be dispensed with. Fitting takes a matter of minutes, and operation of the spring starter does not require any special skill or strength. Unlike a directly hand-cranked engine, time can be taken to wind the starter, which can then be tripped when ready.

Marine, flame-proof and E-pack dual start options are available ensuring Kineteco SMS/SMR spring starters can be configured to meet customers’ exact requirements.

New engine applications are constantly being developed.  For engines not listed, please contact us.


Kineteco SMS/SMR Series
Spring Starter Specification
Description SS/SR based spring starter, power spring pack, set and tripped by hand.
Designed, manufactured by, and exclusive to, Kineteco
Rotation of starter SMS = CW
Engine Capacity Max. 4L (subject to local environmental conditions and engine start-up load)
Torque (Range) 47Nm
No. of Output Turns 7
Output Energy Nom. 950 Joules
Cold Starting To 5°C (41°F) starting aids may be required
Maximum Winding Load 25Nm torque
To Wind Fully 20 turns
Mounting Flange Types Available SAE 1, SAE2/3, SAE 4/5, Ford.  Can be customised
Pinions Available Fellows stub 10/12, 8/10, 6/8; Module 2.5, 3.0. From 11 to 18 teeth.  Can be customised
Winding handle position Variable in 8.5° increments
Weight 14kgs
Shipping Dimensions 40 x 22 x 27 cm
Standard Equipment Winding handle and handbook
Options – All models have the following options available
F Flameproof
E E-pack for dual starter installations
M Sealed version for marine environments