Forester Network article: "Ingersoll Rand Introduces ST150 Turbine Air Starter with 47 Horsepower Aluminum Motor for Mid-Range Engines" ~ dated: September 1, 2016
All current production of the 150T "F" Series turbine air starters have been discontinued*. See the Forester Network article about the NEW Ingersoll Rand (IR) ST150 turbine air starter for information on its release and the 150T "F" series being replaced. We offer the following for these models only:
- Replacement Parts for the 150T "F" Series turbine air starters at this moment can still be found. This all depends on our vendors stock on hand and status of availability can change with or without notice.
- Tune-Up Kits (or Repair Kits) are still available for the 150T "F" Series turbine air starters.
Ingersoll Rands press release: "Ingersoll Rand Introduces Versatile Small Engine Air Starters" ~ dated: Aug 26, 2012
All current production of the 3BM, 5BM, and SS175 series vane air starters have been discontinued. Ingersoll Rand (IR) posted a press release on their website (see link above), we later confirmed the changes by talking with two of our vendors. We offer the following for these models only:
Compared to gasoline or diesel engines, a very high compression ratio is required to create ignition of the fuel without spark plugs.An electric starter powerful enough to turn a large diesel engine would be too large to be practical. Compressed air is an alternative system for starting engines. Compressed air is injected into alternate cylinders, forcing it downward, activating the engine. Air-start valves activate the next cylinder and the rotation continues.
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