Emergency Starting

Prestolite Hydraulic Starter


With our sister company Transmotor UK, we supply spares for the Prestolite hydraulic starter system as well as complete starter sets for new installations.

The Prestolite hydraulic starter is an emergency starter system for diesel engines of 70-160mm cylinder bore size and can be fitted on engines ranging from approximately 1.5 litre capacity and 2 or 3 cylinders up to V12 engines with a 27 litre capacity.

Applications include ship’s emergency generator sets, lifeboat engines and engines used to drive hydraulic & fire pumps on offshore platforms. The reliable design has been well proven over many decades and thousands of these systems are in service around the world.






Uniquely, the starter directly drives the engine crankshaft via an adaptor mounted to the crank pulley. This makes the system ideal for engines where a second starting system is required, but the engine doesn't have a second starter pocket.

The system was previously manufactured and branded as the Lucas Bryce hydraulic starter system and before that as the Bryce Berger hydraulic starter system.

We stock the full range of components, repair kits and complete systems ready for immediate despatch worldwide.




Frequently searched for parts that we stock include:

B35G8 Starter Unit
B50G53 Starter Unit
HP3 Hand Pump (now replaced by 6518-25)
6518-13 & 6518-35 Hand Pump
6518-24 Accumulator (replaces PA7)

RV7 Relay Valve
6518-27 & 6518-39 Hand Pump Seal Kit
6518-28 Pressure Gauge
47920235 B35 Starter Repair Kit
47920253 B50 Starter Repair Kit




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Earlier Prestolite Starter Panel with Square tank


Original Lucas Bryce design panel with HP3 hand pump

Atlantic Diesel Services Ltd.
Unit 12
Hoburne Enterprise Park Embankment Way
Ringwood BH24 1W
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44(0)1202 676558 Mobile: + 44(0)7802 675000