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Axles

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AXLES

Steer Axles

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Drive Axles

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Oscillation Axles

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Tandem & Tridem Axles

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Independent Wheel Suspension

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Special Solutions

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AXLES

Steer Axles

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Drive Axles

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Oscillation Axles

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Tandem & Tridem Axles

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Independent Wheel Suspension

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Special Solutions

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GEARBOXES

Transfer Cases

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Upbox

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Powershift Transmission

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WHEEL DRIVES

Wheel Drives

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AXLES DETAIL

Steer Axles
Kessler + Co designs and produces planetary steer drive axles with a capacity of 8 – 80 metric tons.

Their axles are characterized by a superior reliability based on product knowledge proven through many years of field experience as well as by an elaborated lightweight design.  Their modular design allows them to find individual solutions by using high volume components manufactured in highly efficient production plants.

Kessler steer drive axles are available with different drive head, differential and brake options.

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Type Dynamic axle loads Brakes Bolt circle diameter Selected applications
LT41 12 t TB 275, 335 mm Material handling, Towing tractor, Agricultural
LT51 12 t TB, SB 335 mm Mobile crane, Aircraft towing tractor
LT71 14 t*/21 t** TB, SB, DSB, NLB 335 mm Mobile crane, Material handling, Aircraft towing tractor
LT81 17 t*/24 t** TB, SB, DSB, NLB 335/425 mm Mobile crane, Material handling, Aircraft towing tractor
LT91 60 t TB, SB, NLB 425/500 mm Mobile crane, Material handling, Aircraft towing tractor, Harbour crane
LT101 80 t SB, NLB 500/705 mm Mobile crane, Material handling, Aircraft towing tractor

 

Drive Axles
Kessler + Co designs and produces planetary drive axles with a capacity of 8 – 200 metric tons.

Their axles are characterized by a superior reliability based on product knowledge proven through many years of field experience.  Their modular design allows them to find individual solutions by using high volume components manufactured in highly efficient production plants.

The Kessler drive axles are available with different differential, brake and wheel end options.

Kessler steer drive axles are available with different drive head, differential and brake options.

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Type Dynamic axle loads Brakes Bolt circle diameter Selected applications
D41 10 t*/22 t** TB, SB, NLB 275 mm Forklift truck, Towing tractor
D71 14 t*/30 t** TB, SB, DSB, NLB 335 mm Crane, Material handling
D81 17 t*/40 t** TB, SB, DSB, NLB 335/425 mm Forklift truck, Dumper
D91 80 t TB, SB, NLB 425/500 mm/KF Loader, Material handling, Forklift truck
D101/D102 110 t SB, NLB 500 mm/KF Forklift truck, Loader
D106 125 t SB, NLB 605 mm/KF Forklift truck, Loader
D111 140 t NLB 605 mm/KF Forklift truck, Dumper
D121 200 t NLB KF Forklift truck

 

Oscillation Axles
Kessler’s steer drive and drive axles are also available with trunnion and cradle mounts, especially for material handlers, RT-cranes and mining vehicles.

In addition, they offer oscillation axles with modular axle housings especially used in modular transporters and harbour mobile cranes.

Tandem and Tridem Axles
Kessler + Co designs and produces tandem- and tridem-axles with tandem axle loads of 40 – 80 metric tons.

Their axles are characterized by a superior reliability based on product knowledge proven through many years of field experience as well as an elaborated lightweight design.  Their modular design allows them to find individual solutions by using high volume components manufactured in highly efficient production plants.

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Type Axle ratio Dynamic tandem loads Brakes Minimum rim diameter Bolt circle diameter
D81DDPL477
D81DDPL478
6,36 – 28,0 400 kN TB, SN 20″ 335 mm
D91DDPL488 7,95 – 25,66 500 kN TB, SN 24″ 425 mm
D91DDPL408 10,19 – 31,71 600 kN TB, SN 24″ KF
D102DDPL327
D102DDPL429
10,10 – 31,13 800 kN SB 24″ KF

 

Independent Wheel Suspension
Special Solutions

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Transfer Cases
Kessler + Co designs and produces transfer cases for a total power of up to 1000 HP.

These transfer cases are used in many different applications and vehicle types, such as all-terrain-mobile cranes, heavy duty trucks, airport crash tenders and tow tractors.

Their transfer cases are characterized by superior reliability based on product knowledge proven through many years of field experience.

Kessler transfer cases are available in single- and two-speed versions and allow for different inter- axle options.

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Single speed transfer cases

Type Ratio Max. input torque Max. input speed Torque distribution Shaft distance PTO option
W1000 1,37 10000 Nm 4000 min-1 01:02 270 mm
W1400 1,10 10000 Nm 3700 min-1 01:02 515 mm
W1600 1,0 16000 Nm 2400 min-1 Rigid shaft engageable output 500 mm
W2000 1,03 20000 Nm 2500 min-1 01:01 245 mm
W2400 1,00 25000 Nm 3500 min-1 01:02 396 mm
W2500 1,03 25000 Nm 2600 min-1 01:02 500 mm
W2550 0,97, 0,86 33000 Nm 2500 min-1 01:02, 01:01 572 mm
W2600 0,97 30000 Nm 2400 min-1 01:02, 01:01 625 mm
W3751 0,80 40000 Nm 2500 min-1 01:02, 01:01 750 mm x

 

2 speed transfer cases

Type Ratio Max. input torque Max. input speed Torque distribution Shaft distance PTO option
VG1800 1,80 (1. Speed), 0,97 (2. Speed) 18000 Nm 2900 (3500) min-1 01:02, 01:01  375 mm
VG2450 1,77 (1. Speed), 1,19 (2. Speed) 20000 Nm 3500 min-1 01:02, 01:01 525 mm
VG2500 2,07 (1. Speed), 1,03 (2. Speed) 31000 Nm 2800 min-1 01:02, 01:01  500 mm
VG2600 1,78 (1. Speed), 0,80 (2. Speed) 33000 Nm 2400 min-1 01:02, 01:01  625 mm x
VG2700 3,12 (1. Speed), 0,75 (2. Speed) 30000 Nm 2250 min-1 01:02, 01:01  660 mm x
VG3751 1,84 (1. Speed), 0,80 (2. Speed) 40000 Nm 2500 min-1 01:02, 01:01  750 mm x

 

Upbox
With the U1200, U1700 and U3000 Kessler + Co offers three sizes of Upbox units for direct mounting on combustion engines.

These are characterized by a superior reliability based on product knowledge proven through many years of field experience.

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Type Ratio Max. input torque Motor Connection Shaft distance
U1200 1,00 1250 Nm SAE 2 + SAE 3 350 mm
U1700 1,00 1700 Nm SAE 2 + SAE 3 350 mm
U3000 1,00 3000 Nm SAE 1 432 mm

 

Powershift Transmission
With the LS610 Kessler + Co offers a solution of two-speed transmission for hydrostatic drive. The maximum transmittable power is 130 kW and the maximum hydraulic motor size is 160 ccm.  These transmissions are used in many different applications and vehicle types, such as compact mobile cranes, material handlers and harvesters.

Furthermore the LS2000, a power shift transmission for an electric drive Train, was developed.  The transmission provides two gears with a spread of 2,5 and maximal input turning speed of 6000 rpm.  The power shift clutches are designed to synchronize electric motors with a high moment of inertia.  Optionally, the gearbox is available with a control unit which performs the switching functions on request on request of the vehicle control via CAN bus.

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Type Ratio
i 1
Ratio
i 2
Shaft
distance
Connection max. Input
torque
LS610 5,85 / 4,7 1,212 190 mm hydraulic motor
up to 160 ccm
709 Nm
LS2000 6,6 2,5 625 mm electric motor SAE 2 2000 Nm

 

Special Gearboxes

WHEEL DRIVES DETAIL

Wheel Drives – for vehicles in heavy duty applications
Kessler + Co designs and produces wheel drives with a capacity of 5 – 50 metric tons.

The wheel drives are characterized by superior reliability based on product knowledge proven through many years of experience.  Kessler wheel drives are used in many different applications and vehicle types, including all-terrain-mobile cranes, straddle carriers and forklift trucks.

Kessler wheel drives are available with several brake options, as well as with an interface to various driveline solutions (mechanical, hydrostatic and electric).

For a wheel drive proposal please complete the inquiry form below.

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