Direct Start Conversion Kits


Auto-Lec Rebuilders has been building Caterpillar Direct Start Conversion Kits since 1980.  Since that time hundreds of kits have been sold.  We have developed special drive end housings for our starters and gear drive alternators that make it possible, in most cases, to simply "bolt up" your conversion starter to the tractor.  They are the perfect solution to your pony motor problems.  If your machine does not have a pre-drilled hole, or if you have any difficulties installing your starter, installation is available.

Pictured above is the D7-3T Conversion kit (top) and the D8 conversion starter (bottom).

Available Applications with price:

Crawler Tractors
Type Starter Only Complete Kit*
D3 & D4 $700.00 $1,140.00
D6-8U (B & C) $700.00 $1,850.00
D6-9U (B ) $700.00 $1,850.00
D7-47A, etc. $830.00 $1,340.00
D 8 $830.00 $1,340.00
Gear drive alternators (below) necessary on some units for $550.00 more.**

Motor Graders
Type Starter Only Complete Kit*
8 T, 12 $730.00 $1,850.00
99 E $730.00 $1,240.00
70 D $730.00 $1,240.00
Gear drive alternators (below) necessary on some units for $550.00 more.**

Type Starter Only Complete Kit*
DW-10 DW-9 $980.00 $1,250.00
DW-21 DW-19 $980.00 $1,250.00
Gear drive alternators (below) necessary on some units for $550.00 more.**

When ordering you will need to specify the correct starter drive housing pattern for your application. Please refer to the following patterns so that we may supply you with the correct drive housing for your application.

Pattern A | Pattern B

You may order the complete kit or a starter only. Our kits include the following parts: 24 volt starter, 24 volt generator (or alternator for some applications), voltage regulator, Amp. gauge, heavy duty starter button, 1/O cable, cable ends, and copper eyes. The customer will need to supply batteries and enough 10 and 12 gage wire to hook up the amp. gage, starter button, generator, and regulator.

Gear drive alternators (below) are available separately from the kit for $550 plus freight and may be required on some applications.**

Other applications available - Call or E-mail for price.

If you have any questions or wish to purchase one of our Direct Drive Conversion Kits, Please email us or call 903-892-8551.

* Price for kits equipped with belt drive alternators.

** Limited availability, call or email to confirm stock.

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