At first glance, a prop shaft and its operation seem simple. A prop shaft is just a device made to transmit torque from the gearbox to the wheels, right? That is correct, it is a device made to solve a certain problem – transmitting torque from the gearbox to the wheels. But it’s not as simple as simply connecting the two points. There are many complexities that vehicle manufacturers must overcome to get the complete torque from one point to another in a reliable and vibration free package means that it’s not a “one size fits all” situation. In fact, many different types of systems are used.
So, what is the purpose of a prop shaft? To transmit torque from the transmission to the final drive – the wheels. Seems simple enough. But think of what we’re dealing with. This is an object moving in many ways. We have suspension for a start, so the drive shaft must be able to reliably work through varying angles. Put into this mix a lot of vibration too as we’re in a moving car. Now, picture a spinning cylinder of steel (or aluminium alloy maybe) which is transmitting torque from the gearbox to the wheels. While it vibrates a lot of torque is lost and if it doesn’t move you either have no suspension or you have a broken prop shaft.
“Simple! Just make some movable connections.” The idea again is simple, but the more parts you put into the process, the more opportunities you have to lose torque and increase maintenance.
Just briefly looking at a few of these problems, or should we say necessary considerations, shows that much brilliant engineering has gone into creating extremely reliable prop shafts to get the most bang for your buck.
Des Shelley Shafts sell the very things we are talking about. For example, do you need a Mercedes Sprinter prop shaft? Wolverhampton shop has them in stock right now. They deal with:
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Written on their website: “Located in Wolverhampton since 1985 we specialise in the manufacture, modification and repair of car and commercial prop shafts [as well as] agricultural and power take-off prop shafts.”
This means that one of Wolverhampton’s best dealers in car Prop Shafts has almost 30 years’ experience in the manufacture of car parts. Certainly, this is a company you can trust! Just have a look at their google reviews!
If you want to invest in a top tier, high-quality prop shaft, just give Des Shelley a call:
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