Okay. It's getting close to midnight here and
I am actually having fun reading the Hurth
transmission manual. Can't put it down. Learning
So, best guess is that there is no necessarily
right or wrong forward or reverse direction.
That reasoning is from the manual using "A" and
"B" for running one way or the other, not "forward"
Also, as Jim noticed, the ratios are all over the
board. Some, the "A" ratio is higher and some
the "B" ratio is higher. It seems you would just
choose that tranny that most closely meets
I'm also guessing that with different ratios,
the torque available at different speeds is
different, so you make a decision based on
that also. Higher torque, high speed or higher
torque, low speed? Seems one would have
to try different prop pitches and different
handedness to come to any conclusions.
Though I think someone must have calculated these
all out and that information would be valuable
to someone like me trying to figure out what
to do. I wonder where that info is?
Thanks again. Knowledge is power...diesel power.