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Kineteco Simms SM Series “Stubby” Spring Starter

 Kineteco Simms SM Series "Stubby" Spring Starter

The SM Stubby series spring starters are ideal for smaller engines from 0.6 litre to 6 litres displacement working in tough conditions – typically black start generators, pumps and compressors.

Their heavy steel construction, based on the tried and tested Simms spring starter makes the Stubby compatible with many  Simms SS and SR series applications. However, it is short enough to fit smaller engines where space is restricted.

The Stubby spring starter has a manual engage and trip mechanism and detachable crank wind, so that the operator can choose exactly how the starter operates, even using it to turn the engine over slowly for inspection.

Like all our spring starters, the Stubby series bolts directly into the standard starter pocket on the engine. Given the correct engine configuration, all of the electrics can be dispensed with.

Fitting takes a few minutes, and operation of the starter is extremely easy and safe with no danger of kickback. You can take your time to wind the starter and trip it when you are ready.Simms-SM-series-Stubby-

  • Short length to fit smaller engines where space is restricted
  • Smooth action Powerspring for easy starting action
  • Lowest price starter
  • Standard Simms nosepieces with manual engagement
  • and trip mechanism
  • Fits anywhere a Simms SS starter will go
  • Simms crank wind with detachable handle
  • Variable wind and back wind
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Reverse rotation, marine and lightweight options available

    Click here to download a pdf version of SMS Stubby series specifications

Simms SMS Series "Stubby"
Spring Starter Specifications


Short, steel bodied Spring Starter with spiral Powerspring wound by a detachable handle, set and tripped by hand.

Rotation of starter

Clockwise viewed on the pinion

Engine capacity

Max. 6 cylinders, up to 1 litre per cylinder

Torque (Range)


No. of output turns

7.5 maximum

Output energy

Nom. 950 Joules

Cold Starting

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

Maximum winding load

23 Nm Torque

To wind fully

18 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

33 x 20 x 20 cms

Standard equipment

Winding handle and handbook

Options – Details as above with the following variations

Reverse rotation model


Overhung pinion

SMNS, SMNR subject to availability

Lightweight Model

Special order


Simms SMS Series "Stubby" Typical Dimensions

SMS Stubby dimensions

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