Subaru Industrial Power Products announces the addition of 2:1 and 6:1 gear reduction technology to its line of overhead cam engines an industry first. Subaru added the gear reduction to meet growing customer demands for Subaru power in a broadening range of applications, allowing rental centers and contractors to standardize with Subaru and have a single point of contact for parts and service. Subaru’s small engines can now be matched with full product lines within the lawn-and-garden, recreational and concrete construction industries.
The 2:1 gear reduction opens up new applications in go-karts and sod cutters, while the 6:1 gear reduction provides additional power opportunities in turf rakes, overseeders and aerators as well as concrete mixers and buggies. Subaru sees opportunities to diversify even further into other applications that benefit from gear reduction.
Subaru was the first manufacturer to utilize high performance chain-driven overhead cam technology in the industrial air-cooled market. OHC technology benefits users with more power, easier starting and quieter operation than same-class competitive engines.
Adding gear reduction to OHC engines is just the latest in a long line of innovations Subaru has offered to its customers. Subaru will start releasing gear reduction technology on its EX and SP series engines in April.