Jastram T-Ram Steering Systems are exceptionally tough and reliable. They provide a proven, trouble free system for all types of commercial vessels. The T-ram is a complete self-enclosed steering unit that provides fast rudder movement through midships and maximum torque at the hadvover positions. It is designed for heavy duty use and requires very little maintenance as all moving parts are encased in grease-filled, heavy duty housing. The T-ram assembly mounts directly on the rudderstock and self-aligns, supporting its own weight. Only two torque struts (arm) are required to connect the T-ram to the vessels hull structure.
Proven Rapson Slide principle
The ability to generate torque increases with increasing rudder angle. Matching of ram capacity to rudder torque provides effective steering at the least cost.
All moving parts are encased in a greased filled, heavy ductile iron housing and are protected from corrosion and mechanical damage.
The integral tiller simply clamps on to the rudder post and the whole assembly self aligns to it. Alignment with shims and preparation of flat mounting beds are not necessary.
Rudder Carrier Bearing
Due to construction of the T-Ram, the clamp fitted tiller provides an integral rudder carrier bearing when the ram is supported from below.
The mounting of the T-Ram allows it to float on the rudder stock making it almost impossible to damage the unit should the vessel go aground or hit some obstruction.