The K Gearbox for high performance pumps can be used with engines up to 550 hp and is designed primarily for big cities and refineries. (Hale Photo)

Hale Products has released a new gearbox, a device the company claims is the strongest in the industry.

Called the K Gearbox, the new product is designed and built of high usage requirements and is ideally suited for large cities and industries, including refineries and petro-chemical facilities with high horsepower and high road mileage requirements, according to Hale.

The new gearbox is an option for Hale’s popular Qmax and Qtwo muscle pumps. At 18,500 foot pounds torque, the manufacturer says it’s ideal for high-powered engines. It is rated for use up to 550 hp. An optional anti-crash gearbox design prevents shifting while in drive.

“The K Gearbox has been carefully engineered for reliable shifting,” says Gary Handwerk, Hale’s global director of pump products. “Our exclusive optional anti hop-out design keeps the gear tooth firmly in the gear selected. We have designed the K Gearbox for industrial or big city users with significant performance requirements.”

Hale is part of the Fire Suppression Equipment Group of Hale Products, a leading provider of emergency services equipment for fire fighting and rescue. It is part of the IDEX Corporation.

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