Lots of people have
discovered a stationary diesel engine coming out of India under the collective
name as Listeroid, which means a Lister Clone. The classic design is based on
Lister CS 6/1 and 12/2 cold start diesel engines, however the Indian
manufacturers have developed a broader range of engines by changes to
injections, flywheels and engine capacity.
There are a lot of people in the US
building very reliable generating plants from these engines, notably http://www.utterpower.com. More and more people in
Australia are now also doing the same thing with more and more of these engines
becoming available in Australia. These engines are readily converted to run on
biodiesel and vegetable oils, making them a viable source of power for the
Do your own research, they are made in India, so need a bit of TLC when
first purchased, but they can be made to run very reliably for many years. The
old Lister was known to last as long as 50 years with very little maintenance.
JKSon Listeroid engines are one of the twenty different brands of Listeroids
made in India and they have established themselves as one of the better brands
in terms of quality components.
These simple power and stationary
engine solutions go against modern trends and are fixable by DIYers -
JKSon engines have been in operation in many countries and are considered to be
one of the top Indian
engine manufacturers of these type of diesel
Ozlisteroids Australia arguably have one of the largest stocks
of JKSon Listeroid spare parts outside of India - some
components may be
used, sometimes with modification as a suitable replacement part for the
of genuine CS series Lister engines.