ZPMC is planning several changes to its standard RTG, of which it now produces more than one a day. Its current base design features a chain drive powering wheels on diagonally opposite sides of the structure. The wheels are driven by a vertically-mounted 45kw motor connected with a spiral bevel gear and helical cylindrical gear reducer to a chain transmission.
The reducer has an adjustment setting to cope with chain stretch and ZPMC has fitted wheel brakes in some instances to avoid the problem of the chain snapping in an emergency stop....
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