bow thruster / for boats / hydraulic / retractable
retractable, twin counter-rotating propellers
TRAC thrusters deliver more thrust per horsepower than any other thruster available. ABT-TRAC's twin counter-rotating propellers are more efficient and can reach higher horsepower than single prop hydraulic thrusters.
ABT-TRAC Retractable Thrusters stand in a league of their own. They are fitted with high efficiency piston motors and mounted beneath custom fiberglass inserts to fit seamlessly in any hull. Hydraulic motors power the retract mechanism, which mechanically locks in place when not deployed.
The Retractable Thrusters perform perfectly in high speed, low hull-depth boats looking to remove drag completely. Custom hull plates are mounted underneath the thruster to seamlessly seal the hull and remove all potential for drag. The thrusters are designed to automatically retract with forward motion of the boat in the event of a hydraulic failure.
Thruster control is available in single or proportional speed. Proportional thruster control enables precise maneuvering control.
Most ABT-TRAC hydraulic thrusters are powered by a TRAC Integrated Hydraulic system. Integrated hydraulics may also support stabilizers, windlasses, capstans, cranes, or other hydraulic equipment.
ABT-TRAC hydraulic thrusters are built for heavy-duty service. Gears and bearings are intentionally oversized