A state-of-the-art Driveshaft repair by Spicer Parts

Here at Driveshafts Perth, we are proud to use Dana Spicer parts – a highly regarded manufacturer in the industry, producing high quality and standardised products. Today we share with you a video tutorial showing a driveshaft repair by the book, operated by Dana Spicer’s technicians. Here is how it should be done: Long story…

3 Important Tips for Looking After Your Driveshaft

A broken, malfunctioning or poorly maintained driveshaft can be an expensive headache for truck drivers. But many only realise that as they open their wallets to repair it. How about taking a few simple measures to look after your driveshaft, helping it to maintain performance and preventing future problems?   1. Perform a Regular Visual…

Understanding Tailshafts and How to Maintain Them

In vehicles the tailshaft transfers power from the gearbox to the differential, as opposed to a driveshaft which transfers power from the differential to the wheels or other mechanical parts, causing rotation. Tailshafts in marine vehicles refer to the rear section of a ship’s propeller shaft. It is usually a metallic rod which holds the…

Inboard Petrol Marine Engines at Greater Risk of Fire

The Government of South Australia’s Dept. of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure issued a warning recently that’s equally pertinent to Perth.  Officials are concerned that leisure-boat owners more used to outboard motors – where fuel spills are highly visible – may become casual when using unfamiliar under-floor fuel tanks. The Department’s Director Brian Hemming was certainly…

Mining News

We’re pleased to hear that Belarusian manufacturing giant BelAZ has teamed with Australasian Pacific Machinery, and will soon be exporting its first monster mining trucks down under. After all, if one in three of all mining trucks around the world are BelAZ ones, the only question is: why did it take so long? The larger…

Driveshaft Shop

Those who work in mining or other industries may need some assistance keeping the business operational. If you operate mining or other heavy-duty equipment on a daily basis, it is certain that sometime you will wind up needing mechanical or other associated repairs. Finding a great driveshaft shop that you can trust will save you…

Drive Shaft Problems

Drive shaft problems, like most vehicle problems, happen from time to time. It’s not the sort of problem that will happen overnight, but over time your parts will wear, and then problems might start arising. Just as a bit of advice, following are a few tips and things to listen for that might indicate you…

Drive Shaft Replacement

Drive shaft replacement is not something everyone can do. So, being the specialist skill that it is, come and see us at LG Engineering. If you’d like to know what we do, here’s a quick overview of the steps taken in a drive shaft replacement in a car. First step is to, for the time…

PTO Shafts

The power take-off shaft or PTO shaft, is used to transmit power, most commonly from a tractor, to an implement. With PTO shafts, two speeds are traditionally used; 540 rpm and 1000 rpm. Most often, on a tractor or truck there is a splined driveshaft that is designed so that the PTO shaft can be easily connected…

Universal Joints

The Universal Joint is one of the most important parts of a driveline. However, it is also one of the most susceptible to wear which can irreversibly damage the rest of the drivetrain. But what exactly is a Universal Joint, and why do they wear so quickly? A Universal joint is commonly used in a…