Ever wonder what happened to those Lister CS (cold-start) slow rpm, large flywheel engines of the past? Well, would you believe that some of those early Lister engine designs are still being manufactured in India today? These slow speed engines have been extensively used to provide both reliable and efficient electrical power and water pumping duties in remote villages and locations around the world but now to a limited extent, here in North America as well. When the Lister company stopped manufacturing the CS series, India took over making parts to keep the existing engines up and running. Eventualy India came to manufacture the complete engines we import today. Today we now call these engines - Listeroids or Lister copies.
The cold-start or C/S designed engines could be started by hand cranking and didn't require electronics of any kind in order to run. The CS engine design didn't require any glow plugs to be started as it had a compression change valve which could increase the compression for cold starting! Having no electrical parts to fail and the slow running speed were just a few of the reasons for their incredible dependability. The specially designed indirect injection cylinder head allows these diesel engines to run on a variety of oils including bio-diesel, vegetable oil, pump diesel and many waste oils. We now import new Listeroid engines that are very closely coppied from the early Lister design so as to have them available fo rour customers. There is something very cool about watching and listening to a 650 rpm engine as it thuff thuffs as it runs and goes about doing serious work.
We will be the first to tell you that we don't think the Listeroid engine is the be all end all solution for everyone, as to be a Listeroid genset owner you really need to be somewhat of a mechanicaly minded individual with knowledge in severall areas such as rotational equipment, welding, electrical, plumbing etc and it would be good to have some extra time on your hands so as to set one up properly. They are considered by many to be that of a hobby engine although many of these engines are being put to heavy work generating power to recharge storage batteries for off grid homes across North America.
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