Eaton Expands Clutch, Lube Lines

Eaton has introduced a new aftermarket clutch for Volvo I-Shift automated transmissions and revised its line of synthetic lubricants with new specifications, new labeling and a new name.

Eaton's aftermarket clutch for Volvo I-ShiftThe company has been selling various versions of its 430mm Push Wear-Thru clutch products in other regions of the world for both manual and automated applications since 2000, but this is the first time the clutches will be available for North America.

The Push Wear-Thru clutches — offering organic facings — are designed to extend the life of later life-cycle trucks and reduce vibrations. They will initially be offered in 232mm and 254mm damper sizes, available for delivery in March.

As for the lubricants line, two new specifications have been introduced – one for newer model Eaton heavy-duty manual and automated transmissions, and one for Eaton medium-duty Procision transmissions.

Replacing the decade-old PS-164rev7 spec is the new Eaton PS-386 specification that’s backward compatible and mandatory for Eaton Fuller Advantage Series  transmissions, high torque models, all automated units, and for extended protection plans. Initial tests have demonstrated fuel economy improvements of 1.5% on non-Fuller Advantage Series transmissions. The new Eaton PS-278 spec has been specially formulated for the wet dual-clutch design of Procision transmissions and should not be used in other Eaton transmissions.

The Eaton-branded lubricant product portfolio now includes two axle fluids (FE 75W-90 and 80W-140), multi-purpose grease, and two transmission fluids.

At the same time, the entire lubricant portfolio has been rebranded Eaton.

Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to Trucknews.com.

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