KALAMAZOO, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has introduced its next generation heavy-duty clutch family with service intervals and warranty coverage that are up to twice those available on current clutch offerings. The new Advantage Series™ clutches feature numerous product improvements and enhancements that allow for new 50,000-mile service intervals replacing current 25,000-mile intervals, and a new 2-year/unlimited mileage aftermarket warranty replacing the current 1-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
Eaton will continue offering customers two 15.5” heavy-duty clutch options, with the new manually adjusted Eaton® Easy Pedal Advantage™ clutch replacing the Eaton® Easy Pedal™ clutch, and the new self-adjusting Eaton® Solo Advantage™ clutch replacing the Eaton® Solo® clutch.
“The clutch plays a very important role in the overall value of any heavy-duty vehicle,” said John Beering, vice president/general manager clutch and aftermarket for Eaton. “With that in mind, we developed our new Advantage Series™ clutches to help ensure consistent, trouble-free and long lasting service that is well reflected with the new service intervals and new warranty coverage that we can now offer our customers.
“Eaton is already widely regarded as the leading supplier of clutches to the North American trucking industry. This newest addition to our product portfolio will certainly enhance that position.”
Available now for new truck orders and through the aftermarket, the Advantage Series™ clutches are 15.5-inch heavy-duty clutches with an enhanced release bearing design that features a more robust bushing material. The new clutch also boasts a new release bearing housing with three grease fittings that allow for flexibility in setting up a lubrication path regardless of release fork design. Additional features of the new bearing housing include:
- A more efficient grease reservoir that allows for the extended grease intervals.
- New composite slingers that better retain grease and keep out contamination.
- A new casting design for improved strength.
- Wider thrust plates that increase the contact area with release forks to enhance performance.
“It is also important to note that a premium Eaton® clutch is the perfect match for a premium Eaton transmission,” added Beering. “Specifying the two will go a long way to bringing about optimum driveline performance, reliability and durability.”
For more information on Eaton clutches and other Roadranger® products and services, visit www.roadranger.com, where the latest product information is available, as well as service, parts and training assistance, 24 hours a day. Experts are available in the Roadranger Call Center by dialing 1-800-826-HELP (4357) in the U.S. and Canada. In Mexico, dial 01-800-826-4357.
Roadranger is a marketing alliance of Dana Holding Corporation, Eaton Corporation and other trusted partners, providing a complete line of drivetrain components, systems, lubricants, safety products and service tools, including manual and automatic transmissions, hybrid power systems, clutches, driveshafts, steer and drive axles, brakes, tire pressure management systems and collision warning systems with adaptive cruise control. Truck makers, dealers, owners and service providers are supported by the Roadranger support team – providing specification assistance, training, service, parts and warranty expertise throughout North America.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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