Start Pac Hi-Brd 3 Diesel-Electric Aircraft GPU

Start Pac Hi-Brd 3
Manufacturer: Start Pac
Part Number: Hi-Brd 3
Condition: New

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The Self-Propelled Hi-Brd 3 GPU is ideal for operations that do not always have access to a tug but need to have the ability to easily walk the unit to the aircraft out on the ramp. The unique self propelled feature makes this eco-friendly 28 volt ground power unit simple and easy to maneuver on the ramp for shorter distances and yet can be towable for longer distances. The 28 volt Start Pac Hi-Brd 3 GPU is one of a select few GPU units that meets current Tier IV EPA emissions standards. This compact economical 28 volt hybrid ground power unit consumes up to 75% less fuel than traditional equipment and runs much more quietly and efficiently. The simple easy to use key ignition allows for fast on the job training and operation. The unit comes standard with our patent pending 26 volt lithium ion battery technology that read 28 volts when fully charged with a lead acid option if preferred.


  • Heavy duty welded steel frame
  • Removable doors for easy maintenance access
  • Environment friendly, low VOC durable powder coat finish
  • 72”L x 48”W x 56”H / 183cm x 122cm x 142cm
  • 1600 lbs / 726 kg
  • 25 ft./ 7.6 m - 4/0 power cable


  • Diesel-powered 28VDC GPU
  • 300 AMPS at 28VDC continuous
  • Can be operated in temperatures ranging from –40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C) for lead acid batteries, and -20°F to 140°F (-28°C to 60°C) for Lithium Ion batteries
  • 2700 peak amps for lithium ion battery bank
  • 3400 peak amps for lead acid battery bank
  • Fuel consumption: 1.5 Gallons per hour


  • Automatic soft engine starts from the battery bank
  • Patent Pending Self-Propelled feature for easier mobility
  • Tier IV EPA emissions compliant
  • Two battery bank options to choose from (lithium ion or lead acid)
  • Full application approval by Yanmar/Isuzu
  • Built in battery charger
  • Built in battery warmer for cold weather operation (Optional for units equipped with lead acid batteries. Standard on Lithium-Ion battery units)
  • High visibility digital output display

All Start Pac products come with a 1-year warranty on workmanship and materials. Batteries are cycle-dependent and therefore are not covered under this warranty.
Please handle this unit in a responsible manner. Start Pac is not responsible for damages caused by misuse or neglect.
Batteries have no memory effect and can be recharged at anytime. Made in the USA.
Compatible Aircraft*
ATR42, 72
AdamA500, A700
AgustaA109A, A109C, A109E, AW139 (AB139), Mark II
Airbus Military (CASA)212-100, 212-200, C-295, CN-235/HC-144A
BAeJetstream 31, Jetstream 41
Bell204, 205, 206B3, 206L4, 206LT, 212, 214, 214ST, 222, 230, 412, 427, 430, CH-139, OH-58, TH-67, UH-1, UH-1H
Bombardier (Business)C-21, Challenger 300, Challenger 350, CL-215, CL-215T, CL-415, Learjet 23, Learjet 24, Learjet 31, Learjet 31A, Learjet 35, Learjet 45, Learjet 55, Learjet 60, Learjet 70, Learjet 75
Bombardier (Regional)CRJ705, Dash 6 (Twin Otter UV-18A), Dash 7, Dash 8-100, Dash 8-200, Dash 8-300, Dash 8-400
Britten NormanIslander/Trislander
Cessna152, 172, 177, 180, 182, 185, 206, 207, 210, 310, 320, 337 Skymaster, 340, 401, 402, 404, 411, 414, 414A, 421, 421C, Bravo, Caravan 208, Caravan 208B, Caravan 406, Citation 560 XL, Citation 560 XLS, Citation 650, Citation CJ1, Citation CJ2, Citation CJ3, Citation Encore 560, Citation I 500, Citation I/SP 501, Citation II 550, Citation III, Citation IV, Citation M2, Citation SII, Citation Sovereign 680, Citation Ultra 560, Citation V, Citation VI, Citation VII, Citation X 750, Mustang 510
DassaultFalcon 10-100, Falcon 20-200, Falcon 2000, Falcon 2000EX, Falcon 50, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 7X, Falcon 900, Falcon 900EX
Diamond AircraftDA40 Diamond Star
EmbraerEMB-110, EMB-120, ERJ-135, ERJ-140, ERJ-145, Phenom 100, Phenom 300
EurocopterAS330 Puma, AS350 A-Star (High Skid Gear), AS350 A-Star (Low Skid Gear), AS355 Twin Star, AS365N Dauphin, BK-117, BO-105, HH-65A Dolphin
Fairchild/DornierDornier 228-100/200, Dornier DO328, Dornier DO328 Jet, Envoy 3, Merlin II, Metro Merlin III, Metro Merlin IV
Fokker27, 28, 50, 70
General DynamicsConvair 580, Convair 600, Convair 640
GulfstreamAero Commander, G100 (Astra SPX), G150, G200 (Galaxy), I, Turbo Commander
Hawker BeechcraftBeech 1900, Beech 99, Beech Baron, Beech Bonanza, Beechjet 400A, C-12, Diamond, Duke 60, Hawker 1000, HS-125 400 Series, HS-125 800 / 850 / 900 Series, King Air, Premier, Queen Air, T-1 Jayhawk, T-400, T-6A Texan II, U-21 A/G
HondaJetHA-420 HondaJet
IAIAstra, Westwind 1, Westwind 2
LockheedJetstar C-140
MitsubishiMU-2 Marquise, MU-2 Solitaire
PiaggioP-180 Avanti
PilatusPC-12, PC-24, PC-9
PiperAerostar, Aztec, Cheyenne II, Cheyenne III, Chieftan, Navajo, Seneca
Saab2000, 340
Sabreliner40 Series, 60 Series, 70 Series
Shorts330, 360
SikorskyCH-148, H-92 Superhawk, S-61, S-65 (CH53, HH53, MH53, Sea Stallion), S-76 (AUH-76), S-92
Sino SwearingenSJ30-2
*This list is for general reference only and may not be entirely acurate for all aircraft. Please confirm all equipment meets the requirements of your aircraft with the owners/maintenance manuals prior to purchasing or using with your aircraft.
Shipping Information
Pkg. 1 Weight2000 lbs.
Pkg. 1 Dimensions90 in. x 53 in. x 63 in.

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