Offered in numerous variations, the KTI recharging pump is driven by some form of prime mover (engine PTO or electric motor) to recharge the hydraulic starting system for starting attempts.
Featuring a built-in unloading valve, the recharging pump unloads when system pressure has been reached. While in this state, the pump is fully lubricated and can run continuously without issue.
The KTI hand pump is a manual pump capable of regenerating system pressure for a starting attempt. Equipped with a 3 foot lever, the manual pump operates on “human” power and can recharge a hydraulic system in a black start condition. The KTI hydraulic starting system is the only system capable of being recharged manually thus onemore reason why it’s relied upon in emergency starting applications.