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Hydraulic tiltable rudder propellers

Tiltable propellers may provide a solution in numerous situations. Given that the propeller is easy to release, they are ideal in shipping areas with a lot of dirt in the water.

The advantages of hydraulics

  • Significant cost savings. Cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain and repair.
  • Less damage. No bevel gears, no drive shafts, special seal system. Equipped with shear pins, very solid construction, even suitable for Arctic conditions.
  • Shorter delivery times. Thanks to an advanced production process and ample stock.
  • Simple, quick and easy to assemble. Plug-and-play system, assembly without alignment. Can be installed at any height, even submerged in water.
  • Choose for yourself where to install the engine.
  • Greater flexibility on-board. Besides the propeller, with a hydraulic power pack you can also power other systems, such as a crane, a winch or even a generator. As a result, you need fewer diesel engines to do the same thing.
  • Optimal manoeuvrability. From full steam ahead to full astern in 2 seconds. Quick steerage, ideal for dynamic positioning.
  • Super-compact, good performance, low noise level, can also run on bio-oil.

The advantages of a tiltable system

  • Easy to maintain. Dirt or rope in the propeller? Damage? Because you can tilt the propeller, you do not need the services of a diver or dockyard. This saves you a lot of time and money.
  • Easy to operate. The propeller is tilted with the press of a button.
  • Secure with sheer pin system. If you hit something, then the safety pins will break and the propeller will automatically tilt upwards. This prevents any damage.

Please see below video for a short animation of the advantages.