The PG145 Automatic Powershift transmission has been designed to allow the engine and transmission to be placed outside of the normal drive-line of the axles a design criteria that is found in Telescopic Handlers. It has a maximum engine power range of up to 110kWatts (145Hp) and is rated for torque forces of up to 850Nm (627 lb ft).
The PG145 is an automatic select or button select transmission using an electronic controller. It has six forward and three reverse gears with fully modulated hydraulically control values controlling clutch and gear selection. The transmission can be set up electronically to limit to four forward and three reverse gears. The transmission has an SAE 3 standard Converter housing for engine mounting.
A range of helical gear ratios are available to match and maximize engine and machine performance. The PG145 gears feature helical teeth. In contrast to straight cut gears the contact area of the individual helical tooth is longer and up to three gear teeth on each gear are in contact at any one time. Helical teeth increase the surface area of contact across the gears, leading to a reduction in the concentration of surface forces, reducing noise and extending gear life. The transmission features tapered roller bearings on all gear shafts designed to counter the axial forces that are inherent in helical gear systems. The transmission has a steel case to maintain alignment.
The PG145 features a gear driven SAE B 2 bolt auxiliary hydraulic pump drive at the rear of the transmission. The transmissions output has the option of SAE 1410 or SAE 1480 output yokes. The transmission is fitted with a speed sensor and temperature and pressure sensors are optional.