I’m building a mini sumo robot and both the micro (pololu.com/catalog/product/1598) metal gear motor seem to be good options but I’m concerned about how well these motors can handle lateral loads and about the max torque they can apply before the gear teeth can shear.
So, my questions are
Which motor can handle lateral loads better?
Are the gears in both motors the same or is there a difference in the max torque they can handle?
Does the enclosed gearbox provide any advantage?
Thanks in advance