Meritor expands aftermarket clutch

Meritor continues to grow its aftermarket clutch offering by adding a self-adjusting 15.5” model to its current Euclid line for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Customers can purchase the new clutch, which includes 15.5”x2” models with seven springs or nine springs in four- and six-paddle options, from warehouse distributors stocking Euclid-branded parts. All units are new with no core charge. The clutch offers end users a 24-month/unlimited mileage warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

“The self-adjusting model helps round out our Euclid clutch portfolio by offering more options to end users, especially those looking to avoid manual clutch adjustments,” said Jessica Sendelbach, product manager, Drivetrain for Meritor. “The new unit is technician- friendly and offers ease of installation while eliminating the downtime typically associated with regular clutch adjustments.”

Features of the self-adjusting model include:

•         New over-adjustment prevention technology

•         Patent-pending Actively Expanding Seal (AES) provides anti-contamination enclosure

•         Self-locking worm gear to ensure positive adjustment

•         Installation employing the same procedure used for installing manually adjusted clutches

•         Simple reset procedure (if required) that does not require clutch removal

The Euclid clutch catalog has been updated to include the self-adjusting clutch and features the specification and ordering process for customers, visuals with component descriptions, flywheel gauge and adjustment tool instructions and current cross reference details. The catalog also features an offering of accessories, including an easily installable, two-piece hinge clutch brake.

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