Eaton begins aftermarket deliveries for Advantage Series clutches

Eaton delivers aftermarket Advantage Series clutches

Eaton has begun production and shipping of the company’s recently upgraded line of aftermarket Eaton Advantage Self-Adjust and Eaton Easy Pedal Advantage heavy-duty clutches. Twenty-eight part numbers with a wide range of torque ratings up to 2,250 lb./ft. are now available for replacement service for all makes and models of heavy-duty trucks in North America.

“Enhancements were made to both designs to improve durability, reduce harmful vibration and better enable smooth, effortless shifting,” said Ben Karrer, global product strategy manager for Eaton Vehicle Group. “Contemporary diesel engines and powertrains, including downsped designs, continue to evolve. This newest line of clutches, our smoothest and most durable ever made by Eaton, are designed to better support those developments.”

The 28 part numbers are a reduction from 41 previous part numbers by combining several earlier models into one. The line covers all commercial heavy-duty truck applications while allowing dealers to reduce inventory levels.

Highlights of the enhancements, according to Eaton, include:

  • A new strap drive system, which affixes the intermediate plate to the housing on the clutches, prolongs clutch life by eliminating lug fatigue that over time could lead to failures. The design also eliminates noisy rattle that is associated with the prior design.
  • Eaton’s soft rate dampers effectively absorb engine vibrations to prevent driveline damage and are now standard on all clutches. This premium damper technology enables downspeeding at all torque ratings up to 1,850 lb./ft.
  • A spring separator system permits cleaner, quicker disengagement with the engine for more efficient, smoother shifting.
  • A second wear tab indicator has been added to the Advantage Self-Adjust model giving maintenance professionals better access during visual inspections.
  • Industry-best release bearing lube intervals for all Eaton Advantage heavy-duty clutches is 50,000 miles.

You May Also Like

Freightliner produces one millionth Cascadia

Introduced in 2007, the Freightliner Cascadia has seen a number of iterations and improvements on the road to 1 million trucks.

Freightliner-Cascadia-collage

Freightliner celebrated a milestone with the production of the 1 millionth Freightliner Cascadia—which Daimler Truck North America says is the first Class 8 truck in North America to reach the seven-figure mark.

DTNA says the Cascadia started as an idea to develop a truck with new aerodynamic, lightweight, and uptime-improving features has since evolved through four generations of the platform. Since its original introduction, DTNA says the Cascadia has improved its fuel efficiency by more than 35%.

NACFE: natural gas can reduce GHG emissions

Natural gas may help cut trucking industry emissions, according to NACFE, but you need to weigh your options before making the switch.

NACFE-natural-gas-reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions
Fontaine Specialized announces Magnitude 75 lowbed

The Magnitude 75 comes in three distinct deck options: flat (MFLD), drop side rail (MDSR), and beam (MBMD).

Fontaine-Specialized-lowbed-trailers
Peninsula Truck Lines gets awards for customer service

The company received the highest Net Promoter Score at 84.8%. The average score of carriers in the study was 44.8%.

Peninsula-truck-lines-generic-truck
Vipar Heavy Duty hires new director of business for Latin America

Cinthya Rivera has more than seven years of experience in sales and market development, primarily in the commercial vehicle industry.

VIPAR-Heavy-Duty-Cinthya-Rivera

Other Posts

FTR: Diesel cost spikes as TCI falls in February

With a nearly 4 point fall, FTR says a spike in diesel prices is mainly to blame for the deterioration in market conditions for carriers.

FTR-Feb-TCI
Vipar Heavy Duty adds West Virginia Spring & Radiator

The company, based in Nitro, W.V., has been in business for more than 30 years.

VIPAR-Heavy-Duty-Latin-America-Expansion
Fontaine Modification hits 100,000 truck milestone

Alongside the 27,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Laredo, TX facility, Fontaine expects to hire another 125 employees to meet projected growth.

Fontaine-expanded-facilty-Laredo-tx
FTR announces new senior rail analyst

Before FTR, Towers worked directly with Class Is, shortlines, OEMs, operators, and private equity clients as a freight rail specialist.

FTR-joseph-towers-senior-analyst-rail