Horton: Conversion kit ups truck fan-drive performance

A new fan-drive conversion kit from Horton offers two-speed technology for improved operating efficiency and performance, the company said

A new fan-drive conversion kit from Horton offers two-speed technology for improved operating efficiency and performance, the company said.

The DM Advantage and DriveMaster two-speed conversion kit converts DM Advantage or DriveMaster on/off fan drives to a two-speed system ideal for cooling refuse trucks, rear-engine cement mixers, fire trucks, severe-service vehicles and other on- and off-highway equipment with little to no ram air, Horton said.

The kit features a magnet design for efficient and reliable operation and it is covered by an extended warranty. It installs easily without the need to remove the fan drive from the engine and is compatible with any 2.56 in. fan pilot. The two-speed fan drive has higher torque for turning larger fans and higher ratios, precise temperature control, quicker response to cooling needs and more power to mount steep inclines, said the manufacturer.

According to Horton, the drive also provides less wear and maintenance, less radiator abrasion from dust and debris as well as higher reliability and faster engine warmups in cold weather.

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