An internal combustion engine is a machine that converts thermal energy into mechanical energy through a series of small controlled explosions that occur internally (hence, the term ‘internal combustion’). Internal combustion engines come in many different configurations, capacities, layouts, and power output levels. There are simple 2-stroke engines that produce as little as 2 horsepower up to massive turbodiesel engines that make anywhere from 500 to over 1,000 horsepower. Regardless of configuration, layout, and power output, an internal combustion engine requires to be cranked in order to start the combustion process. An electric starter motor was invented as a convenient alternative to hand-cranking or hand-starting the engine which, at times, was exhaustive and inefficient. Much as your car’s or truck’s engine has a starter, starters are also available for tractors and other industrial engines. Discount Starter & Alternator specializes in high quality, OEM-spec aftermarket replacement starters for tractors, combines, and other motorized farm equipment.
At Discount Starter & Alternator, we specialize in brand new replacement parts for the leading brands in agricultural, industrial, automotive, and powersports machines including Agco, Caterpillar, International, John Deere, and many others.
Before you replace your tractor starter, try testing first it to make absolutely sure that it can be salvaged. We'll show you how. Learn how to bench test a standard starter, a single post starter with Bendix drive, and starters without solenoids.