Lister Type 13,500 Watt Diesel Generator

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Slow-Turning Lister Type 13,500 Watt Diesel Generator - Hear it once and that's're hooked forever! Its almost a welcoming a big 'OLE grandfather clock quietly ticking away!

This unit's simple, tried-and-tested design is known worldwide for its extreme simplicity, ease of starting, remarkable fuel economy and reliability.

Features a 1000 RPM 24 HP Lister Type "Cold Starting" diesel engine w/ indirect injection, full pressure lubrication, spin-on oil filter, replacable cylinder liner, lubricating oil pump, tapered roller bearing mains, exposed push rods, muffler, oil bath air cleaner, fuel filter, easy hand crank start w/ compression release, belt tensioner, steel skid frame, water-cooling and consumes only about 2 quarts of diesel fuel per hour! RADIATOR ASSEMBLY, FLYWHEEL GUARD & VIBRATION MOUNTS PICTURED ARE OPTIONAL.


Electrical Specifications
Power Single-Phase ---
Maximum Output 13,500 watts
Continous Output 12,000 watts
Load Amperage at 120 volts ---
Maximum Load 112.5 Amps
Continous Load 100 Amps
Load Amperage at 240 volts ---
Maximum Load 56.25 Amps
Continous Load 50 Amps
Sound Level @ 23 ft(7 m) at full load 73 dB(A)

Model Lister Type
Type Indirect Injection
Cylinders 2
Operating RPM 1000 RPM
Horsepower 24 HP
Cylinder Block Cast Iron Block w/ Cast Iron Sleeve
Bore & Stroke 5.12" x 5.5"
Displacement 1.85 Liters
Air Cleaner Oil Bath Air Cleaner
Lubricating Oil Pump Standard
Oil Capacity 5.3 qts.
Recommended Engine Oil SAE 30
Exhaust Outlet 2" OD Muffler Outlet
Governor Mechanical - Mico Bosch
Cooling Liquid-Cooling
Fuel No. 2 Diesel
Starting System Hand Crank

Fuel Consumption
Consumption at 1/4 load 0.441 gallons/hour
Consumption at 1/2 load 0.521 gallons/hour
Consumption at 3/4 load 0.682 gallons/hour
Consumption at full load 0.802 gallons/hour
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.5 gallons
Run Time at 1/2 Load 4.8 hours

Installation Data
Power Lead Size 4 AWG
No. of Conductors 4
Cooling Fan Suction-Type
Engine Oil Requirement SAE 30
Exhaust Location and Direction
(Facing Hand Crank Handle):
Service Points Facing Engine
Oil Fill Right-Side
Radiator Fill Back-Side
Oil Drain Left-Side
Oil Dipstick Left-Side
Air Filter Left-Side
Fuel Filter Front-Side
Fuel Tank Back-Side
Power Output Back-Side
Intake & Exhaust Valves Left-Side
Governor Spring Adjustment Nut Left-Side
Engine/Generator V-Belts Front-Side

1. Fuel Tank
2. Muffler
3. Air Filter
4. Muffler
5. Fuel Filter
6. Fuel Rack Lever
7. Flywheel Guard
8. Hand Crank
9. Decompression Release
10. Governor Adjustment Nut
11. Oil Drain
12. Decompression Release
13. Fuel Injection Pump
14. Radiator (OPTIONAL)
15. Radiator Fill (OPTIONAL)
16. Coolant Hose (OPTIONAL)
17. Valve Cover
18. Changeover Valve
19. Water Pump (OPTIONAL)
20. Power Output
21. Generator

Hand Crank Starting
Here's how it works:

Swing the exhaust tappet underneath the cylinder exhaust valve to prevent the valve from opening and closing completely. Turn the fuel rack lever to the 'Off' position (handle pointed upward).

Start turning the flywheel quickly.

You should hear the fuel pump triggering with a 'clink' during every other wheel rotation. Several seconds later you should hear the fuel injector triggering with a 'clunk'.

Continue turning the flywheel with your right hand. With your left hand turn the fuel lever to the 'On' position and swing exhaust tappet out from the cylinder's valve. Turn the flywheel though one more compression stroke and the cylinder should fire.

Walk the crank handle off the crankshaft.

Now release the next exhaust tappet and the second cylinder will come online.

Engine Warranty 1 Year
Generator Warranty 1 Year
100% Coverage for Parts Standard

Length 50"
Width 53"
Height 46-1/2"
Dry weight 1,925 lbs


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Central Maine Diesel
1185 Hammond St. Suite 11
Bangor, ME 04401

Fax: 1-207-941-1189

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