Dependable, Hydraulically Driven, Instantaneous Engine Starting!

The all-new revolutionary Vanair® Cap•Start® 3000 Hydraulic delivers instantaneous starting power for all of your vehicle needs, including heavy-duty machinery, company fleets, and off-road vehicles in a compact design. Ideally suited for mounting on trucks already equipped with a PTO hydraulic pump, the Cap•Start® 3000 Hydraulic can easily be mounted in a side pack of the truck. The Cap•Start® 3000 Hydraulic is packed with power to get you back on the road fast, offering:

  • Reduced Weight, Maintenance, Space Requirement, and Noise
  • 3000+ AMPS of Instantaneous Starting Power
  • 12V and 12V/24V Charging and Starting Capabilities
  • 240 AMP 3-Stage Alternator for Fast Recharging
  • Industry-Leading Vanair® Super Capacitor™ (VSC™)
  • Cap•Start® 3000 + Air Also Available, Featuring a 24 CFM Reciprocating Air Compressor
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12V & 12V/24V StartingUp to 3240 AMP Starting Capability
Drive TypeHydraulic
Hydraulic Requirements8-12 GPM @ 3000 PSI
MotorGear Motor
Drive SystemV-Belt
BatteryVehicle Chassis
DC Alternator240 AMP, 12VDC/24VDC

Dimensions with fittings (In.): 25L x 18W x 12H
Weight: 150 lbs. (Cables not included in weight)


  • Vanair® Super Capacitor™ (VSC™)
  • 3000 + AMPS Starting Capability
  • 12V & 24V Charge & Start
  • 240 AMP 3-Stage Alternator
  • Hydraulic Gear Motor
  • Heavy-Duty Belt Drive System


  • 30 Feet of 3/0 Polar-Grade Cable
  • UL/AWG Specification Compliant
  • Fine Stranded, Flexible Copper Wire
  • Cold Weather Flexibility
  • Tangle Resistant
  • Chemical, Abrasion and Water Resistant
  • Extruded Polarity Stripe for Safety Identification


  • Motor Start/Stop Function
  • Hour Meter
  • Voltage Output Display
  • Charge/Start Mode Selector
  • Mode Indicator Lights
  • System Fault Lights


  • Fits Inside Many Side Compartments
  • Tough, Powder Coated Sheet Metal
  • Lightweight Aluminum Canopy
  • Anderson Connector at Machine


  • Weather-Protected Electrical Enclosure
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Open, Closed or Low Circuit Safety
  • Smart, Self-Regulating 3-Stage Charging System
  • Industrial 3/O Starting Cables (25, 30 & 35 Ft. Lengths)
  • Vibration Isolators
  • Cable Kits for Connection to Chassis Battery
  • Maintenance Kit
  • Remote Control Panel