Transfer Case

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transfer case

[′tranz·fər ‚kās]
(mechanical engineering)
In a vehicle with more than one driving axle, a housing fitted with gears that distribute the driving power among the axles.

Transfer Case


a mechanism for transferring torque between the driving axles of multiple-axle vehicles. It is located in the transmission, behind the gearbox.

In the USSR, trucks with good off-road capabilities are equipped with a transfer case featuring a two-stage reduction gear. This makes it possible to raise the gear ratio of the transmission and double the total number of transmission speeds. On some vehicles, such as the KrAZ-255B and the KamAZ-4310, the transfer case is connected to a differential connecting the driving axles. This makes it possible for the middle and rear driving axles to rotate at different speeds when the vehicle is traveling over an uneven surface.

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