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PRM 150D Drop Centre Marine Gearbox (Ahead Ratio 1.53:1)

Part No. PRM-150D1-5

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Brand PRM
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Gearbox Manufacturer PRM
Construction Heavy Duty Aluminium Gearcase
Hydraulic or Mechanical Hydraulic
Gearbox Model PRM 150D
Ratio Ahead / Stern 1.53:1
Shaft Arrangement Drop Centre
Nominal Power Rating Pleasure 2.10 BHP / 100 RPM
Nominal Power Rating Light Commercial 1.50 BHP / 100 RPM
Nominal Power Rating Heavy Commercial 1.50 BHP / 100 RPM
Approximate Dry Weight 21kg (46lbs) (excluding drive coupling, adaptor flange & oil cooler)
Capacity Oil Capacity: 1.4 litres (2.5 pints) (plus the amount required to fill the cooling circuit)
Gearbox Spline 10 teeth B10 x 23 x 29mm DIN 5464
Gearbox Coupling 4", 4 holes, 3-1/4" PCD, 2-1/2" female register
Warranty (Years) 2

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.

It is essential for the engine, transmission model, reduction ratio and propeller size to be correctly matched so that the engine can attain its rated speed appropriate to the relevant service classification without labouring.

It is also necessary to ensure the torsional compatibility of the complete propulsion system from engine through to propeller, since disregarding this may result in gear noise, particularly at low speed operation, and may even result in damage to the engine as well as the transmission components.

Operating Pressure
Minimum - 25.51 bar (370 PSI), Maximum - 28.96 bar (420 PSI). A tapped hole 1/8" BSP is provided in the rear manifold so that a pressure gauge can be fitted if required.

Oil Cooling
The normal operating temperature of the oil should be in the 50°C - 80°C range and should not be permitted to exceed 90°C. An oil cooler is necessary to ensure that correct operating temperatures are maintained, and the gearbox is provided with two 1/4" BSP connectors to allow it to be fitted. The size of the cooler depends on a number of factors including the transmission horsepower, operating speed, duty cycle, inlet water temperature and ambient temperature.

Propeller Free Wheeling
The PRM150 output shaft can be rotated continuously with the gearbox in neutral. It is therefore not necessary to fit a propshaft brake when running with the engine shut down, e.g. in multi-engine installations or when sailing.

PRM150 Gearbox spline: 10 teeth B10 x 23 x 29mm DIN 5464. PRM 1510 Gearbox coupling: 4", 4 holes, 3¼" PCD, 2½" female register. Oil Capacity: 1.4 litres (2.5 pints).

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    Nominal Power Ratings for PRM 150 Marine Gearbox

    Model Ratios Pleasure Light Commercial
    BHP kW BHP kW
    150D1.5 1.53:1 2.10 1.57 1.50 1.12
    150D2 2.50:1 2.10 1.57 1.50 1.12
    150D3 2.82:1 2.10 1.57 1.50 1.12

    Maximum operating speeds: 5,000 rev/min intermittent, 4,500 rev/min continuous

    Note: These powers are expressed in BHP and kW per 100 rev/min engine operating speed, and are measured at the engine flywheel. Ratings have been established to ensure the long trouble free life of the gearbox which should not, therefore, be used at powers in excess of those shown.

    Service Classification Definitions - Pleasure
    Limited to planing hull pleasure craft; operation at full engine throttle should not exceed 5% of total time, with balance of usage at 90% of full throttle engine speed, or less. Maximum operation 500 hours per year. The selection of PRM marine transmissions according to this classification for any commercial boat, or in sport-fishing charter boats or in long range pleasure cruisers, is not approved.

    Service Classification Definitions - Light Commercial
    Planing or semi-displacement craft used in pleasure or commercial applications may qualify for light commercial rating if annual usage is less than 1500 hours and full throttle operation is limited, with most operating time at partial throttle.

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