Cardan shaft sizes

Selecting the right cardan shaft size is the only way to guarantee that you achieve optimal machine performance plus maximum operational safety and power transmission.

The right cardan shaft for any application

Regardless of whether you use cardan shafts for extreme applications or in the lower output range, with an improperly used cardan shaft you will quickly reach its performance limits. The consequences: a short service life, unnecessary downtime and greater maintenance effort. Our agrar technical specialists support you with technical know-how and the latest product knowledge.

With the support of our brand partners GKN Walterscheid and Bondioli & Pavesi, we ensure that you receive the right cardan shaft for any application, even for tractor outputs of up to 370 kW (500 PS). The cardan shafts we recommend feature hardened profile tubes with maximum torsion rigidity and cross kits with long-life bearings for a long service life. Profile lubrication extends their service life even further – together that adds up to reduced maintenance effort or extended maintenance intervals for all components.

Crucial: the intended purpose

The specific selection of the cardan shaft that is right for your purposes is primarily guided by the application for which you will be using it. In agricultural machine drives in particular, the torques can be highly variable. On the one hand, they depend on the machine type and operating conditions. On the other hand, they can change with the processed product and the machine’s working speed. When used in agricultural vehicles and machines, a cardan shaft must be sufficiently robust in order to transfer such torques at any time. Selecting the right cardan shaft also depends on other factors of course: the specific deflection angle and the universal joint’s service life, for example.

Determination of size

Our output tables for cardan shafts from Bondioli & Pavesi, Eurocardan (TEQ and PLUS series) and Walterscheid provide you with a quick overview of which size is suitable for which rated output and torque. (File are only available in German.)

Just ask us!

Do you need support in selecting the right cardan shaft? With our inquiry form, you can directly inquire about the right model from the model series you require. You tell us the exact dimensions and requirements for your vehicle – we ensure that the cardan shaft fits. Our technical specialists will also be happy to help you complete the inquiry form.

Download the inquiry form you require here: (Files are only available in German.)

“Cardan Shafts and Drive Technology” catalog

On 400 pages, we present almost 4,000 relevant items from our assortment to you – additionally, you will find lots of technical information that makes it easier to quickly identify the right part, and information on installation, maintenance and care. (Catalog is only available in German.)

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