Easy starting for large capacity engines

  • Powerful spring starter with Z-drive offset gearbox
  • Smooth action power spring for easy winding
  • Standard SS/SR nosepieces with manual engagement and trip mechanism
  • Standard SS/SR crank wind with detachable handle

SZHS/SZHR spring starters are designed for engines from 1.25L to over 2L/cylinder, but are compact and flexible enough to fit smaller, difficult to start engines.

With its flexible Z-drive gearbox, the SZHS/SZHR series can be configured to give greater engine clearance.

SZHS/SZHR starters use the well-proven SS/HSS range nosepieces and winding mechanisms. With the manual engage and trip mechanism and detachable crank wind, the operator can choose exactly how the spring starter operates, even using it to turn the engine over slowly for inspection.

As with all Kineteco spring starters, the SZHS/SZHR 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.

Flame-proof and E-pack dual start options are available ensuring Kineteco SZHS/SZHR 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 SZHS/SZHR Series
Spring Starter Specification
Description SS/SR based spring starter with Z-Drive gearbox, heavy duty power spring, set and tripped by hand. Designed, manufactured by, and exclusive to, Kineteco
Rotation of Starter SZHS = CW
Engine Capacity Max. 6 cylinders, to over 2.25L per cylinder (subject to local environmental conditions and engine start-up load)
Torque (Range) 29.5 – 112 Nm Incremental (gearing dependant)
No. of Output Turns 5 – 19 Incremental (gearing dependant)
Output Energy Nom. 2510 Joules
Cold Starting To 5°C (41°F) starting aids may be required
Maximum Winding Load 40Nm torque
To Wind Fully 35 turns
Mounting Flange Types 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 20kgs
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