Quick shift capability
The OXE Diesel features Quick Shift Capability and Low Speed Control (LSC), revolutionary systems that enable unprecedented control while towing, mooring or maneuvering. The Quick Shift and LSC are made possible through an electro-hydraulically operated clutch system that ensures smooth shifting between neutral, forward and reverse.
The quick shifting allows the user to run the engine in forward gear and throw it directly into reverse without breaking the gearbox. The electronics for the engine will automatically rev down to a certain level before it switches to reverse, reducing the need for evasive maneuvers that risk tearing gearboxes apart.
Simon Hill, Western Mariner states that:
"Because the engine is fresh-water cooled with a built-in heat exchanger, the Oxe outboard allows easy addition of a bus heater connection at the bypass circuit. And because the transmission is an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch design, it not only provides smooth shifting and crash-stop protection, but also provides a built-in low speed trolling mode that eliminates the need for (and costs associated with) a separate trolling motor."