The engine was powering boats for pilot, customs and harbor services, for fishing vessels and pleasures craft.
The engine was specially designed for quick and simple installation in different types of boats. Starting was easy in all weather conditions thanks to the sturdy and well enclosed electrical starting equipment. For hand-starting the engine was equipped with cranking mechanism and decompression device. The cooling system was closed with thermostat controlled fresh water for correct engine temperature. In a heat exchanger the fresh water was cooled by sea water, which also circulated through the water cooled exhaust system. The gearbox was directly mounted to the engine. 2 alternative ratios could be choosen for optimal propeller effiency to every boat. The engine was donated in 2014 to the Munktell Museum by Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.
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Bolinders 1053 BR
Engine 3-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel engine
Engine output 33 hp, 1 500 r/min
Swept volume 3,36 m³
Cooling system Closed circulation
Reduction gearbox Forward/reverse, 2 optional gears
Weight 830 kg