Take the guesswork out of choosing the right engine mount for your application – use our quick reference guide.
The typical engine mount doesn’t attract a lot of attention. It’s one of those essential elements of product design that you only really notice when it isn’t there. Yet, whether its application is automotive, general engineering, marine or agricultural, there’s no mistaking the vibration and noise caused by a missing or damaged engine mount.
To make matters trickier, a missing or damaged engine mount can leave the vibration free to travel through the frame or supporting structure until it is emitted as noise somewhere often far removed from the original source. Identifying the source of vibration is rarely easy, but checking the engine mounts is invariably a good starting point.
That said, even when you identify the engine mount as the culprit, it can often seem as though your challenges are only just beginning, because then you have to find a suitable replacement. In a sector with a near infinite choice of sizes, materials and loads, finding the right engine mount can seem like searching for a needle in a haystack.
It doesn’t consider every element or load characteristic that can affect mount selection, but it should cover most circumstances and enable you to choose an engine mount that offers the right level of vibration isolation and load, whilst also meeting that most crucial of conditions i.e. it needs to fit.
The quick guide is a handy tool for most applications. It won’t, however, lead you to the right engine mount if it is to be subjected to harsh environmental conditions. For such circumstances, or if you’re already experiencing vibration issues, we’d suggest that you talk to us before making your selection.