Full hydraulic operation, lightweight, compact & rugged
The PRM150 marine gearbox is purpose built for use with both pleasure craft and commercial boats; its twin countershaft design provides separate oil-operated multi-disc clutches (which need no adjustment) for ahead or astern drive allowing full rated power to be transmitted continuously in either direction.
The reduction ratios offered (1.53:1. 2.09:1 and 2.82:1) are all available for left-hand or right-hand propeller rotation in "ahead", making PRM150 particularly well suited to twin engine installations.
The heavy duty aluminium alloy gearcase is internally ribbed for rigidity and strength and consists of two separate halves to facilitate servicing.
The hydraulic operating system functions on normal multigrade engine oil, avoiding the need to use automatic transmission fluid, and ensures rapid response to movements of the operating lever for good boat handling. The operating lever has a positive neutral detent and is suitable for use with proprietary single lever remote control operating systems.
Robust and reliable, the hydraulic system is nevertheless provided with a mechanical lock up device for added security, so that in the unlikely event of a hydraulic failure the boat can be brought safely back to port. Access to this device is via the detachable manifold on the rear of the gearcase which also houses the hydraulic control valve.
Minimum - 2500 kPa (370 lb./in²), Maximum - 2850 kPa (420 LB/in²). A tapped hole 1/8" BSP is provided in the rear manifold so that a pressure gauge can be fitted if required.