NEW H-D CLUTCH

Eaton says its "next generation" heavy-duty clutches have service intervals and warranty coverage that are up to twice those available on current offerings. The new Advantage Series 15.5-in. clutches sport numerous improvements and enhancements that allow for new 50,000-mile service intervals — up from 25,000 miles — and a new 2-year/unlimited mileage aftermarket warranty, up from one year.

There are two 15.5-in. options, with the new manually adjusted Easy Pedal Advantage clutch replacing the Easy Pedal model, and the new self-adjusting Solo Advantage clutch replacing the Eaton Solo.

Available now for both new truck orders and in the aftermarket, the clutches have an enhanced release bearing design that features a more robust bushing material, Eaton says. The release bearing housing is also new, 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; and wider thrust plates that increase the contact area with release forks to enhance performance.

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