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Old 01-09-2009, 16:01   #1
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ZF Hurth or Twin Disc Transmission

I am re-engining my Roberts 36, most likely with a marinised Kubota V2203, and have the option of either a ZF Hurth HBW150 or a Twin Disc MG360. Do you have an opinion either way? I have heard that Hurth, now made in Italy, may not be the machine they used to be, but would really appreciate current experience either way on either box. Thanks. Bill
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Old 06-09-2009, 16:35   #2
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Don't know the answer to your question but I am having my engine rebuilt at TAD and since my old ZF trans is unrebuildable, will have to purchase a new one. It is around 1500 USD. I noticed that most of the other tranny they have are about twice that in cost.
My guess is for your and my boat, the ZF Hurth would be fine, and I am going with that.
Besides whats not to like when its made in Italy...
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I re-powered a year ago and found the best price from these people, Marine Transmissions - Home Page

I used a ZF63IV with the Yanmar 4JH4-TE.
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