Air starting solutions for diesel & natural gas engines.

MASCO™ manufactures air starters for use on large industrial engines. We are a leading provider of OEM and aftermarket air starting systems, parts, and components used to start critical engines. MASCO maintains the industry’s largest inventory of cores, parts, and air starter components. We’ve earned a reputation for delivering unmatched service and quality to keep your engines running.

Our products start big engines, so our motto – Start Something Big – came naturally. But the slogan isn’t just about starting engines. We believe that your work and our work matters — it’s what motivates us individually and collectively to strive for excellence. So together, let’s START SOMETHING BIG.




MASCO is the leading provider of air starters to midstream natural gas contract compression services in the U.S.




Dependable in-stock air starters and 24/7 service to help you achieve your operational performance goals




Largest US inventory of Ingersoll Rand ST1000 turbine air starters built to AAR standards




Parts and starters in stock for mine haul engines around the world




Ingersoll Rand and TDI air starters for all your workboat engines




Turbine and vane air starters for main or backup generator engines




Fast and just in time delivery of remanufactured air starters requires an abundant core inventory. Learn more about how we do it.


MASCO maintains a large on-hand inventory of locomotive air starters and parts for EMD and other engine models.


No other air starter company can claim the depth of innovation and integrity as Ingersoll Rand. Masco is a proud Platinum IR Distributor.


MASCO supplies new replacement air motor components for IR and TDI air starters. Discover M-Parts.


MASCO enjoys many long-standing relationships with some of the industry’s finest people. We are proud to share a little of what they have to say.


Here are some common questions about MASCO and its products. Find out the answers and a few interesting facts.


  • Access to over 30 years of OEM & aftermarket expertise
  • Massive inventory ready to ship
  • Custom air starter repairs
  • Lower total costs & longer starter lifetimes
  • Products designed to perform safely
  • High-performance parts designed to fit & function 100%
  • Premier Ingersoll-Rand Air Starter Distributor
  • Built in the USA
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Meeting your deadline is important. That’s why we invest heavily in technology and materials to build the best inventory of air starters and parts in the industry.

Built and Assembled in the USA




Q: Who should I call to place an order?
A: Call Jennifer at 972-842-2038. Jennifer will guide you through your order. She’s been helping customers coast to coast for years, so worry not. Give her a call or send her an email at
Q: Can I purchase genuine Ingersoll Rand starters and parts from MASCO?

A: Yes! We are a Platinum IR Distributor, meaning we can offer you more cost savings from our extensive inventory of IR starters and parts.  Ask us about the new IR ST2000 – 70 hp turbine starter.

Q: Can I get a tracking number on my shipment?

A: Call 972-842-2038. Our customer service staff uses UPS Quantum View to track your shipment and give you the latest update.

Q: I’m not sure what starter I have. I can’t read the part number on this starter core. Can you help?

A: Give us a call at 972-842-2038. Take a photo of the starter with your phone and send it to us. We will help you identify the model and ship you the correct starter.

Q: Does MASCO sell OEM starters and parts, or aftermarket?

A: We sell both. MASCO gives you more purchasing choices. Either way you get products that you can depend on, and as always we stand behind everything we sell.

Q: Do you accept credit cards and can I set up an account?

A: We accept Mastercard, Visa and Discover. Should you wish to set up an account, please contact us and we will walk you through the process. For our International customers, we also offer the convenience of banking wire transfer.

Q: Do you ship internationally?

A: Yes we ship internationally. Our customer service people will assist you with special freight forwarding, wire transfers and all of the special considerations needed for international shipments.


Q: What is an air starter?

A: Air starters are devices that use the energy stored in compressed gasses to rotate at high speed and torque; and subsequently crank a internal combustion engine. Air starter weight and size to energy delivered is extremely efficient and safe in potentially explosive environments and are therefore preferred over electric motors.

Q: Can I purchase a reman TDI starter that contains only OEM parts?

A: Absolutely!  MASCO OE-Class gives you the option of remanufactured TDI starters like the T112-60031-01R-M using only original OE parts. You can choose re-certified OE or M-Class aftermarket parts.

Q: I need a part, but don't have the part number. Can you help?

A: Give us a call. We’ll send you an air starter components and parts drawing to help identify the correct part. Our experts have 30 plus years of experience and the resources to help.

Q: Will my new starter arrive oriented (clocked) correctly for my engine?

A: All starters are oriented (clocked) to a standard factory configuration.  You can request custom clocking.  Send us a wide angle picture of your starter core and our technicians will clock your new starter before it leaves our factory.  If you need help clocking your starter in the field, give us a call. We can help.

Q: Which make and model should I install on my CAT 3608 gas compression engine?

A: Whether you have a gas compression, drilling rig or marine engine; you generally should install the exact same starter as currently equipped. Different models usually have unique piping configurations. Call us at 972-842-2038 for assistance.

Q: Why do IR SS800 model numbers sometimes contain the letter "U"?

A: “U” in the part number indicates two types of piping configurations are present. Meaning both a center NPT pipe thread and a four bolt flange. The “U” means universal pipe connections.

Q: Do turbine and vane air starters require lubrication?

A: TDI and Ingersoll Rand turbine starters require no air stream lubrication. Vane type air starters and air motors require a 5W or 10W oil. Call us at 972-842-2038 for specifications on your model.


Q: Where are MASCO starters made?

A: Our factory is located outside Dallas, in Ferris, TX.  We design, build and assemble all of our starters in the USA.

Q: How do I contact a MASCO distributor in my area?

A: We will gladly have your local distributor contact you immediately. Give us a call or send an email. We will respond right away.

Q: Does MASCO offer factory repair services?

A: MASCO offers spare parts and factory repair services for all Ingersoll-Rand, TDI and Caterpillar air starter models. Our highly trained technicians will return your starter to original factory specifications.

Q: What model air starter fits an EMD 710 locomotive & marine engines.

A: We offer a REMAN IR ST1060CP03R25 air starter for many EMD 710 engines.  The exact model may vary depending on when your engine was originally equipped.  Call us for details on which air starter is correct for your engine application.

Q: Will MASCO parts fit my OEM starter?

A: Absolutely. MASCO M parts fit smoothly and seamlessly with Ingersoll Rand, TDI and Caterpillar starters.

Q: Does MASCO supply parts or REMAN starters for older discontinued IR models?

A: We maintain a significant inventory of legacy parts and starters for obsolete models like IR SM450, SS660; or TDI 45MA and 52 series.

Q: What is your core return policy?

A: Generally speaking your core must be returned fully intact and having not been opened. Damaged and broken cores will not be accepted. The returned core should be of the same model as exchanged. Be sure to include a copy of the order inside your packaging for proper credit.  Ship to: MASCO, 200 Alvis Ln., Ferris, TX. 75125 Attn: CORE DEPARTMENT.  For more details, please call us at 972-842-2038.