A simple change can make a big difference.

Replacing locomotive batteries is expensive. A failed start is not only inconvenient, but also, exceptionally costly. ZTR KickStart uses supercapacitor technology to supplement the locomotive batteries during the engine start, reducing strain on the batteries. The result is, less energy drain from the batteries, longer battery life, faster cranking speed, less time to recharge the batteries, improved cold weather starts, and ultimately, increased locomotive availability.    

  • Extended locomotive battery life
  • Increased locomotive availability
  • Reduced battery charge time
  • Minimized battery voltage drop
  • Reliable cold weather performance
  • Charge maintenance
  • Diagnostic interface
  • Easy installation and zero maintenance



Whether it’s cold weather starting, battery life extension or just overall starting reliability, our solutions have a proven history of increasing the reliability and availability of locomotives with a strong ROI.

Benefits of choosing ZTR:

  • Over 25 years of proven history in starting reliability solutions.
  • Can be applied to nearly any locomotive.
  • Combine with SmartStart® for advanced starting reliability, fuel savings and emissions reductions.
  • Products come with our extensive training, installation and support services.
  • Measurable ROI.

We are also known for our exceptional integration capabilities. Our ultimate goal is to consistently create proven solutions to help your business save money. Learn more about our Intelligent Starting Technology solutions.

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