How long Should a Gearbox Last?
There are several key factor which effects the life of a gearbox.
The main consideration is the design of the gearbox. The spiral bevel gearbox design involves 2 gears mating at 90 degrees. The gears like to run away from each other, so to maintain contact the support structure is critical for best performance. Then the internal design requires understanding of load that can effect internal damage.
Below are some of the critical factors.