ZF Expands Commercial Marine Transmission Range

Posted on December 10, 2007

ZF Marine introduced the newest addition to its commercial vessel transmission range to the North American market at the 2007 International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. The new ZF W17000 series transmission is designed for medium-speed (700 to 1200 rpm) engines and is available for reversing and non-reversing applications ranging from 3000 to 4000 hp.

The optimized design is suited for tug boats, fishing boats, small chemical tankers, small container ships, and inland waterways vessels, the company said. In addition, a wide range of optional equipment is available, including top, front and axial PTOs, standby lubricating pumps, trolling valves and automatic trolling systems.

ZF Marine, LLC is a member of the ZF Marine Group, headquartered at ZF Padova SpA Italy. ZF Marine offers complete marine propulsion systems, including transmissions, propellers, control systems, surface drives, and shaft brakes for all types of vessels.