Powerlift and Hydralift Hydraulic Jacks

Safely Lifting Your Fleet - Tri Safety valves offering unsurpassed safety



OTR (off-the-road) tyre press.
The safest and fastest method of demounting, mounting and inflating OTR tyres of any size.



Powerworks jacking stands offer the safest method of supporting a vehicle.


Wheel Chocks

They are strong, safe and lightweight - yet hold the largest haul trucks.


JetStream Turbine Starters

Whether it be a Pre-engaged Air Starter or an Inertia Air Starter, Powerworks and Powerstart have been synonymous with reliable alternative starting for over three decades.


Hydraulic Starters

Whether it be a pre-engaged or inertia hydraulic starter. Powerworks and Powerstart have been synonymous with reliable alternative starting for over four decades.


Hydraulic and turbine engine starters and OTR Presses for mining, power generation, oil and gas and other industries.

Powerworks Head Office

Welcome To PowerStart

Established in 1977, Powerstart (previously known as Fluid Precision) has continuously strived to provide solutions for local and international customers.

The company has been synonymous with reliable non-electric engine starting for over four decades and was the first in the world to offer a complete range of cast iron hydraulic starters for the mining industry. Customer demand led to the development of a range of turbine starters, also in cast iron and designed and bred to withstand the rigours of underground mining.

Powerworks are also the manufacturers of the Hydralift and Powerlift range of high tonnage OTR vehicle jacks and trestles as well as the Powerpress tyre presses.

Alongside the role of manufacturer, Powerworks are also the sub-Saharan distributors for IMT tyre handlers a global leader in tyre manipulation as well as Checkers Industrial Safety Products who manufacture a range of wheel chocks and buggy whips.

Our commitment to customer satisfaction does not end at the point of sale and we also offer a comprehensive after-sales service which involves periodic on-site preventative maintenance programmes for all of our equipment, thus ensuring trouble free operation for the full lifecycle of the products.

The vast stock-holding of spares parts and the close association with our overseas principals ensures the quickest possible turn around times and support for all the products which we supply.


Below you will find a wide variety of products supplied by us here at power works.

Powerstart Hydraulic Starters

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JetStream Turbine Starters

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Tyre Presses

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Hydraulic Jacks

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IMT Tyre Hand

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