X-Drive Starters From Hartzell Engine Technologies

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Part# 08-06274
MFR Model# SRB-9032


The X-Drive starter is light weight, high torque starter lineup from Hartzell Engine Technologies. Targeted toward users that want one of the industries lightest but most powerful starter on the market, the X-Drive delivers the same high torque, low current draw, and superior duty cycle that had previously been available only to E-Drive customers. X-drive uses No Bendix, the same powerful permanent magnet motor as the E-drive, and is the lightest starter available. The X-Drive starter is FAA/PMA’d and allows Hartzell Engine Technologies to service virtually all OEM/aftermarket Lycoming applications. Spin Better, not faster!

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  • Weight: 7.6 lbs.
  • No Bendix
  • Lowest Inrush & Operating Current Draw in the industry
  • Maintenance Free
  • Aviation Solenoid
  • No Automotive parts used
  • All metal gear train
  • Silver plated contacts reduce electrical arcing damage during engagement.
  • 33% Higher Torque
  • Superior Duty Cycle
  • Environmentally tested under the most extreme conditions
  • Available in Left or Right Solenoid mounts.
  • 2 Year unlimited hours warranty (kick backs not covered)

Reference Chart


Good fit on PA-28-151 - immediately solved starting problem

Thompson A
February 8, 2018

What a great little package. Light weight, compact, high-torque and yet still robust. Cheaper than the rest as well. Perfect fit to my Lycoming and they even included the timing mark which my old heavyweight starter had. Well done Hartzell

Bruce N
May 5, 2013

Ordered IAW the Hartzell applicability chart for a Mooney M20E and a Lyc IO-360-A1A. Had to modify the nose baffle considerably to make it fit. The baffle on early M20Es is different than the later models.

Mel H
November 28, 2016

The starter is a great unit. I have used these before in my FBO. This time I needed one overnight for a customer to fly by Thanksgiving. I checked the application guide for aircraft on both Aircraft Spruce and Hartzells site, both agreed to fit the Cessna 177RG. upon arival and now getting customers plane in the shop, it is VERY evident it will not fit due to the air filter assy. HETs customer service unhelpfull and suprised. I ordered a Skytec instead and had to eat the shipping. Aircraft Spruce customer service very polite and helpfull, they are not at fault for the manufacturers false advertising. Hence three stars, 5 for the starter and 1 for the application guide. This is expected in the auto world, not in aviation.

Lin H
November 25, 2015


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