Marine Engine Mounts
Marine engine mounts isolate vibrations and shocks in mobile, industrial, marine and stationary engine applications. They also prevent drive systems from going out of alignment, often times when a cheap engine mount is used the engine will begin to sit lower and lower, eventually moving out of alignment and increasing the overall wear and vibration of the entire drive of the vessel.
Our high quality marine engine mounts provide fail safe protection to prolong the life of both the mount and your engine; they are also made with heavy duty rubber to resist damaging fuels, oils, water and petroleum based products. Size range available is from 88 to 1760 lbs. per marine engine mount. Interchangeable to Novibra® SIM type mounts and Metalastik® Cushyfloat® type mounts. We also stock DF-9106 mounts which are direct replacements for Cummins C and CAT 3126 mounts.
Applications include: diesel generators, gas generators, pumps, compressors, industrial boat engines and marine propulsion engines.
Industrial Engine Mounts
Industrial engine mounts offer a low profile, easy to install design with an integral fail safe device to provide both shock and failure protection.
Size range available is from 66 to 11,000 lbs. per industrial engine mount. Interchangeable to Novibra® RA, RAEM & RAB type mounts. Also interchangeable to Metalastik® Cushyfloat® type mounts.
Applications include: diesel gensets, gas gensets, mobile machines, marine auxiliary engines, industrial boat engines, motors and diesel boat engines.
Stainless Steel (304) metal is available for corrosive environments. Stainless steel metal further resists destructive fuels, oils, water and petroleum based products in all applications, lengthening the life of the mount. Size range available is from 55 lbs. to 160 lbs. per mount.
The Importance of Marine Engine Mounts
Having a quality marine engine mount installed is the difference between a quiet, low vibration, firmly mounted engine and a loud, out of alignment, damaged engine. Damaged or worn engine mounts should be replaced as soon as possible because an engine that sits low can begin to cause misalignment of transmission to shaft, a worn cutlass bearing or damaged components such as the shaft, transmission or propeller.
The force of the high revving engine is passed directly onto the marine engine mount and even the smallest of one cylinder diesel engines can produce a large amount of force and vibration. There are many forces that are applied on the engine, there is the force of the motor and transmission weight as well as the shearing force of the propeller under thrust. For these reasons, engine mounts are compressed on one side while being stretched on the other. In severe conditions such a dangerous storm or a heavy duty pounding, the rubber bonded to metal that is essentially an engine mount takes considerable abuse over time.
It is important that the engine mount not be too soft or too hard as choosing an incorrect mount can make your problem worse. We have a marine propulsion engine mount calculator located above that is helpful in sizing your mount but please contact us if you can’t locate the right size for your application.