Transfer Case

Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: The BorgWarner Torque-On-Demand transfer case is used in the Dodge Challenger GT to provide AWD capability when needed.
"Raptor's transfer case provides the best of both worlds, with the natural benefits from all-wheel drive, such as increased traction in rain and snow, as well as extreme off-road capability that comes with a mechanically locked system," says Tony Greco, Ford F-150 Raptor programme manager.
The current dispute began after the Lieutenant Governor, on February 27, issued an order abolishing five points, out of 100, being awarded to inter- state transfer cases. Maximum 70 points are being awarded to children who live within eight kilometres of a school.
A pioneer in the production of Transfer Cases, with a history going back to 1888, to being recognized today as the world market leader for 4WD vehicle transfer cases; equally suitable for small, cost-efficient SUVs, off-road vehicles, and heavy duty applications as well.
The transfer case is located at the rear of the transmission, and its job is to "transfer" power to the front and rear drive axles when you shift into four-wheel drive.
This is not the first order for ArvinMeritor with Armor Holdings, as it has been supplying front drive steer axles, transfer cases and rear drive axles, in both 4x4 and 6x6 configurations since 1991, in support of the U.S.
It has a 4-cylinder Continental engine, Borg Warner T-90 3-speed transmission, Spicer Model 18 transfer case (four-wheel drive) and Dana front and rear axles.
Part of my testing involved high-altitude highway driving (8,000 to 10,000 feet), and the engine had to work hard going uphill, but on the trail there was plenty of grunt thanks to the transmission and transfer case gearing.
A powerful financier from the Dominican Republic has been found liable in an illegal money transfer case, handing a victory to authorities trying to recoup millions of dollars lost in the collapse of the country's third largest bank, reports AP (Nov.
"Provided oil levels in the transfer case and axles are regularly monitored, the owner of a wheeled machine needs to consider only the replacement of tires," Hill says.
The new system will also reportedly allow one magistrates court to transfer case information electronically to other courts or agencies in a secure manner.
ETM can also work in conjunction with the center transfer case or as a separate module for front to rear axle control.