HET-PM2407-StarterNew mid-weight, direct-drive, FAA PMA approved starter delivers increased performance for six-cylinder engines at a lower weight than previous models.

Montgomery, AL, (March 07, 2016)  — Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) announced today that the company has introduced the newest member of its popular PM-Series starter family.

“Continental has expressed growing interest in this new PM-Series starter as a lighter weight alternative to the standard Energizer style they have been using on their six-cylinder engines,” he said. “This new starter is a mid-weight. It’s over three and a half pounds lighter than the Energizer style starter it replaces, but its new-generation components enable it to deliver performance on par with the benchmark Energizer.”

Along with the aforementioned advantages, the new PM-Series starter offers other benefits, including:

  • Large, high-torque permanent magnet motor providing high-speed cranking performance.
  • Low in-rush current draw, which puts less strain on the battery.
  • Excellent cooling characteristics for a high-duty cycle.
  • Direct drive, so there is no need for a complex gear reduction system.
  • FAA-PMA approved for use on six-cylinder Continental engines.
  • Available in both 12- and 24-volt models.

“The PM Series starter for Continental engines offers the best-of-both-worlds,” Disbrow said. “It sits between lightweights and the standard Energizer, delivering Energizer-like performance, while weighing only a single pound more than the upper range of the lightweight starters.”

“Both the 12-volt model (PM1207) and the 24-volt (PM2407) list for $1,599.00,” he said. “They are now available from Hartzell Engine Technologies’ distributors and come with a 24-month or 1,000-hour warranty – whichever comes first.”

About Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC. – Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, along with its sister company, Hartzell Propeller Inc., form the general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc., a growing aerospace technology company. Hartzell Engine Technologies is the leading OEM supplier of aircraft cabin heating solutions and engine accessories, including turbocharging systems, aircraft alternators, starters and fuel pumps. For further information about Hartzell Engine Technologies and its products please visit: www.hartzell.aero.