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Technical Guidelines

Handling and storage

  • We deliver our driveshafts ready for installation and service.
  • Shafts are balanced, painted and lubricated.
  • Shafts are precision products that can be damaged or even entirely destroyed by incorrect handling or storage.
  • Shafts must be protected against shocks and impacts of any type during handling and installation.
  • Shafts should be transported in horizontal position or, if not possible, secured against displacement.
  • Shafts should be stored in dry rooms, protected against adverse weather conditions, especially humidity.
  • The packaging we provide is intended and suitable for brief handling and storage only.

Installation Recommendations

  • The surfaces of shaft flanges and their counterpart coupling flanges should be free from contamination (such as rust-proofing agents, paints, grease or others liquids or solids) and damage before installation. Never attempt to align a shaft by hammering its flange.
  • Do not drill additional holes or ream the existing ones and do not reduce the thickness of the connecting flange.
  • Check that the forked tips and marks (arrows) of the shaft are aligned correctly.
  • Tighten the flanged connection bolts evenly (diagonally) with a torque wrench. Use bolts of approved strength (recommended by vehicle manufacturer) and self-locking nuts conforming to the DIN980 standard. Do not apply any additional lubricant to the bolts and nuts.
  • Re-lubricate shafts after longer storage (after installation, before putting it in service) with lubricant pressure not exceeding 15 bar.
  • Only trained personnel should be allowed to install driveshafts.


  • Driveshafts delivered by MECHANIX are lubricated, ready for installation and service within the -25 to +80 °C temperature range.
  • The shaft should be serviced (lubricated at the indicated points) on each regular inspection in accordance with recommendations from the vehicle manufacturer but not later than:

    Vans, trucks and buses in regular service (roads) Vans, trucks and rail vehicles used in mixed service (roads and off-road) Vans, trucks and rail vehicles used in city traffic and off-road service, buses used in city traffic and construction machines
    Every 10,000 km or 2 times per year Every 5,000 km or 200 hrs. in service Every 2,500 km or 100 hrs. in service

  • Heavy-duty application conditions can reduce the foregoing travel distances/times between inspections.
  • Also, lubricate the shaft after each washing the chassis with water or steam jet.
  • Feed lubricant using a grease gun until lubricant becomes visible on the seals.