The Valley® Center Drive is designed and built to work better and work harder. With the helical cut, hardened steel gears provide maximum efficiency and torque characteristics. Our custom designed Center Drive includes attention to all the details that ensure the long life and durability that is important to you.
Can be replaced independent of rotor and is held in place with corrosion-resistant stainless steel bolts for easy maintenance.
02. Pinion gear
Integral with motor shaft.
03. 25° tooth angle
Provides 40% greater load capacity and wear resistance than other manufacturers’ 14° tooth angles.
04. Double output shaft seals
05. Built-in crop guard over U-joint
Prevents crop wrapping in or near oil seals.
06. Case-hardened steel helical gears
More teeth in mesh at all times for smoother power transmission. Gears require fewer reductions, fewer gears, fewer shafts and bearings. Fewer reductions also mean greater operating efficiency.
07. Drain plug
Easily accessible, extra large.
08. Finned aluminum housing
For cool-running efficiency. Operates at temperatures 20°F (11°C) lower than comparable motors with steel housing, because the Valley aluminum housing and fins dissipate heat more effectively. This doubles insulation life and increases motor life.
09. Exclusive junction box seal and internal vent
Keeps motor lead connections dry.
10. Extra-large motor bearing
For reliable motor performance.
11. Large 1 3/16″ motor shaft