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Kineteco Simms S, HS Series Spring Starter

Kineteco Simms S, HS Series Spring Starter


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The original heavy duty Simms all steel spring starter has an unrivalled track record of over 40 years reliable service. It has a well-earned reputation for quality and durability and tens of thousands have been sold worldwide.

Simms spring starters are often specified for mining, oil rig and merchant marine use and frequently on ships' black start generators, demonstrating their unique dependability.

We can supply spring starters for a huge range of engines from 700cc single cylinders to 9 litre sixes, for all types of conditions and for a wide range of applications.

Marine, heavy duty and flame-proof options are available, so that Simms spring starters can be configured to meet customers' exact requirements. New fittings are constantly being developed, so if your engine is not listed, please contact us.

The spring starter uses a set of powerful disc springs that are compressed by a nut on a ballscrew as the winding handle is turned. The pinion is pre-engaged, and when the pawl is tripped the shaft is released to transmit the power of the spring into the engine. This starter delivers high torque and long life.

Model options include standard (SS) or reverse (SR) rotation, with marine, heavy duty or hazardous environment build, so the Simms spring starter can be configured to meet customer's exact requirements.

  • The original Spring Starter

  • Unique 40 years reliable service

  • Rugged steel construction

  • High torque disc spring power

  • For a wide range of engines to 9 litres displacement

  • Manual set and trip mechanism

  • Crank wound with detachable handle

    Click here to download a pdf version of Simms S, HS series specifications


Simms S, HS Series
Spring Starter Specifications


All steel Spring Starter with disc springs on a ball screw wound by a detachable handle, set and tripped by hand. Formerly made by Lucas/CAV.

Rotation of starter

Clockwise viewed on the pinion

Engine capacity

Max. 6 cylinders, up to 1 litre per cylinder

Torque (Range)

95 Nm

No. of output turns


Output energy

Nom. 1000 Joules

Cold Starting

To 0°C, some engines require starting aids at lower temperatures.

Maximum winding load

61 Nm Torque

To wind fully

10 turns of the handle

Mounting flange types

SAE 1, SAE2/3, SAE 4/5, Ford


10/12, 8/10, 6/8 Fellows stub Metric Module 2.5,3

Cord pull / winding handle position

Variable in 8.5° increments



Shipping dimensions

40 x 22 x 27 cms

Standard equipment

Winding handle and handbook

Options – Details as above with the following variations

Reverse rotation model

Rotation anti-clockwise when viewed on the pinion

Torque (Range)

126 Nm torque for engine displacement to 1.25 litres per cylinder, maximum winding handle load 81Nm

No. of output turns


Overhung pinion



Simms S, HS series Spring Starter
Typical Dimensions

S series dimensions

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