Prepping Solutions for Real World Threats.

Does my
On-Grid home need a generator?

Are you concerned about power interruptions but intend to remain largely On-Grid? Do you believe the world has become crazier by the day lately, with no apparent end in sight. If you believe that on the infrastructure side, unreliable and increasingly expensive municipal power, inflation, shortages are in our future? Then the wise choice is to be more independent from the “Grid” with a generator.

Does my
Off-Grid home need a generator?

Do you believe that when no municipal power is available, you need to provide either continuous or scheduled continuous power for your home? “Continuous” is, as the word implies the provision of power continuously. “Scheduled Continuous” is while you are in residence or otherwise need power provided to your home. In either case a 100% duty cycle is to be expected.

My Farm
Need a Generator?

If you are a farmer, you are one of the few people who realize how important a constant supply of electricity for a farm is. Do you believe that when a farm loses power due to a storm or other unexpected event, uninterrupted or at least reliable standby power is an absolute necessity? If you do, a Listeroid standby power generator is a wise choice.

Does My
Small Business Need a Generator?

Do you believe that natural disasters, storms, and unforeseen circumstances could have a negative (and even debilitating) impact on your small business operations, if they cause your power to go out? If you do, then a Listeroid standby power generator may be a wise choice.

Serious Water Cooled Diesel Generators

These incredibly tough generators used in many parts
of the world that have NO municipal power.

They ARE the power company.

When it comes to generators BOLTON POWER should be your FIRST Call.

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Listeroid Powered Standalone Generator

New Style 10/1 Listeroid on Frame

If you live off-grid and require a reasonable amount of power, it’s difficult to escape the necessity of a generator. This doesn’t mean that you should run out and buy an inexpensive but noisy and gas-guzzling generator from a Big-Box store that probably won’t last for more than a few years. Consider building out modern attachments with the power, reliability, and efficiency of a Listeroid diesel engine. Despite their power, Listeroids are efficient to operate and maintain. Specific fuel consumption with high cetane fuel is in the range of 200 grams/kwh , the lowest fuel consumption of almost any diesel engine family in existence.

Attaching an alternator or generator is a quick way to produce great quantities of electricity to run demanding equipment or charge your battery bank, but the benefits a Listeroid can offer don’t end there. Any stationary equipment with a belt drive can be powered. Equipment like water pumps, threshing machines, saw mills, corn dehusters or perhaps seed grinders could also be powered. The Listeroid’s indirect fuel injection and low rpm aid its ability to burn alternative fuels and reduce wear. Biodiesel, Red Diesel (furnace oil), waste vegetable oil, and other waste oils are potential alternatives to pump diesel for your new workhorse. Pretty much any fossil or bio-diesel fuel can be used. Reports of Listers running for decades with little or no maintenance are no exaggeration. If maintenance is required, there’s no need to be concerned. The engine’s simple design and limited number of parts enable those with little experience to perform most maintenance tasks. Despite the engine’s weight, which can be up to about 1,200 lbs for the twin cylinder versions, the engine can be completely rebuilt in place — again, thanks to the ingenious and lasting design. Whether you are building out a new power station for your off-grid home or just adding reliable and economical power to your on-grid home, a Listeroid platform from Bolton Power, with the benefits of multiple fuel choices, simple construction, and long lasting performance is a wise choice.

After food, water and shelter, isn’t power the next most important thing to Prep for? A Listeroid gives you and your family independance in power generation, come what may in the future.

Listeriods are clones of the original English Lister engines that have been around since the 1920’s. The first Lister diesel engine introduced back in the 1920’s produced 5 horse power at 600 rpm. This was quickly replaced by the more commonly available 6 hp @ 650 rpm standard. Various models of this cold-start engine followed, until production gradually ended in England in the 1970s. Surprisingly, many thousands of these tough old engines are still running strong today and are still available as a new generation of “Listeroids”. Bolton Power Listeroid platforms are constructed with parts made in India, the USA and other countries. Bolton Power offers Listeroid platforms from 6Hp to 24Hp, enough to easily power any size home.

Bolton Power Equipment offers “Listeroid” kits, a truly serious system for “Off Griders” and “Preppers”, or anyone who wants a reliable and independant power source. Don’t just wait for carbon taxes and the sudden increase in your power bills. Are you going to be prepared for this? Are you going to be able to keep your home heated and lit? Now is the time to prepare with one of our Listeroid platforms. These generator kits have a 50,000 hr. sleeved prime mover that defines simplicity. Hook one of these machines up to a 275 gallon tank and it will run for about 3 months, 8 hours per day at load. Try that with one of those “Home Center” specials. We wouldn’t…

Our systems are sold ready to configure with your powerhead or with the powerhead supplied by us. We supply the Listeroid compressor core with parts kit, electric start kit, water pump, oil pressure gauge (for twins) and numerous upgrades like forged steel cranks, cylinder liners, epoxy painted crankcases and steel mounting frames. The system is mounted on your footing and is attached to your cooling system. The cooling system can be either a radiator or a reservoir. The unit is then ready for the power head and control systems of your choice, AC or DC. We offer standard 3 wire 240V 60Hz single phase AC and can source 3 phase or DC power heads as a custom order. We deliver locally or ship it to you in the crate. These Listeroids are offered in 1 or 2 cylinder versions. E.G. a 10/1 is a 10 Hp unit with a single cylinder (new config does not include radiator). Our AC powerhead kits include a; Stamford brushless 4 pole alternator, custom made pulleys, belts and monitoring consoles. The pricing listed here is all FOB Bolton, MA. The power head kits are priced separately.