Shaftec, the expert supplier of remanufactured and new drive, steer and stop products, has released more details about its first product launch in ten years – a comprehensive range of new Propshafts. At launch, the surcharge-free programme consists of 170 OE matched quality parts for the European Aftermarket, with many more already in development.

Offering exceptional car parc coverage, the programme of one-, two- and three-piece shafts covers Rear, All and Four-Wheel Drive passenger cars and light commercial vehicle applications. As with all its safety critical parts, Shaftec goes above and beyond to ensure material quality and strength, and all are tested to the extreme in line with strict industry guidelines. All parts are engineered for low NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) 100 percent balanced and fully inspected.

With next day delivery available, the programme is backed by the highest levels of availability & customer service, marketing & technical support. All application details can be found on: Shaftec ECAT online catalogue; TecDoc & MAM and each part comes with a 24 month/24,000-mile warranty.

Shaftec’s marketing manager, Adrian Kitchen, explains: “This is a big move for Shaftec – our first product launch in 10 years. But one for which we are fully prepared.  We did the research and identified a gap in the market, which with our experience across the fields of driveshafts and CV joints, believe we can confidently fill. This product programme incorporates more than 25 years of experience and perfectly complements our existing portfolio – giving the aftermarket exactly what it needs.”

“The benefits of purchasing this new range of propshafts from Shaftec are many,” Adrian says. “Our entire operation takes place under one roof at our centrally located, UK based 42,000 sq. ft facility, we have a great range and excellent availability. And of course, these parts can be added to an existing order to improve efficiency. All of which means we are always ready to meet customer requirements.”

A propeller shaft – or propshaft is the shaft that connects the gearbox to a differential, and you can have up to three on some 4WD vehicles. The handling of each propshaft is designed according to the class of vehicle it will be fitted to. In line with this, Shaftec’s programme caters for all vehicle sizes, from the smallest to the largest. Furthermore, when it comes to ordering product for ease of identification, each component in the Shaftec programme is prefaced SPS followed by a three Digit code.

The programme caters for cross class models produced by most vehicle manufacturers active across the European car parc. Typical examples of applications per class are shown below:

Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) – BMW 5 and Mercedes C Class

Four Wheel Drive (4WD) – Land Rover, Range Rover and Toyota Landcruiser. These vehicles are good for off roading, often have differential locks and a low range. You can have up to three propshafts on a 4WD vehicle.

All Wheel Drive (AWD) – Audi Q7, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Audi A4 Allroad, BMW xDrive, Mercedes 4 Matic, Golf Alltrack and VW 4motion. AWDs are similar in power to 4WD but are designed for speed and handling.

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) – Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3.5-ton van & Nissan NP300 Navara.