Overhung Load Adapters are hydraulic system components, positioned between the motor and pump, designed to prolong shaft seal life, prevent contamination of hydraulic fluid, and preserve motor components; they do so by absorbing internal and external stress from the motor and pump, and by providing protection from grease and grime. This unique design can reduce maintenance requirements and prevent costly damage from occurring to the hydraulic system. Other benefits include providing a permanent solid mounting surface and allowing the removal of motors without disturbing pulleys, sprockets
, or driven gears
. These adapters can handle speeds up to 2300 RPM with proper lubrication. They are commonly used in hydraulic applications such as recycling equipment, forestry shredders, fan drives, mixer units, workboats, industrial conveyor drives, and more. Overhung Load Adapters are available in a variety of styles, sizes, and mounting options. The housings are typically made of cast iron. They can accommodate ball or tapered roller bearings
, as well as splined, threaded, tapered, and extended output shafts. Bore sizes can range from 5/8 to 3-1/2 inch. Mounting options include face or foot mounting of various designs. Ask our experts about which Overhung Load Adapter is suitable for your needs; MRO carries a grand selection of OHLA’s to fit any application.