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Eaton Remanufactured Advantage Clutch

Eaton adds heavy-duty Advantage clutches to reman portfolio

Jan. 17, 2024
The used clutches will stay out of landfills and customers will get a cost-effective replacement part for aging trucks, Eaton offered.

To provide owners of aging trucks with more replacement part options, Eaton’s Mobility Group has added a remanufactured version of its Advantage clutch to its product portfolio. With the Remanufactured Advantage Clutch, users will receive an OE-quality part at a reduced price, while Eaton will keep thousands of old clutches from cluttering landfills, the company said.

According to Steve Case, product manager, Aftermarket Clutch, Eaton’s Mobility Group, customers may save up to 25% by purchasing the remanned versus new Advantage. The remanned Advantage also maintains a higher overall quality than aftermarket versions, he said.

"Eaton strongly believes our Remanufactured Advantage clutches are superior to the non-OEM product in the market," Case said. "This is due to the design and technology advances that are designed into the Advantage clutch, whether it is new or remanufactured."

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According to Eaton, the Advantage clutch is the top selling angle spring OEM clutch in North America and was designed to exceed OE specifications.

Specific features include:

  • Torque rating: 1,700 to 2,050 ft.-lbs.
  • Eaton-exclusive strap drive intermediate plate design that eliminates idle rattle and lug fatigue failures
  • Patent-pending spring separator system that allows for faster shifting and low drag for clean releases
  • Two wear indicators on the clutch cover for easier visiblity by maintenance personnel (self-adjust model)
  • OE design rlease bearing with three grease zerks
  • Soft rate dampers that absorb engine vibrations and protect driveline components (even in downsped engines)

The remanned Advantage clutches will be available in seven different product numbers for the heavy-duty market, for both self-adjust and manual-adjust models. Eaton recommends a 20,000-mile lube interval.

“By adding our popular North American-made Advantage clutch to our line of remanufactured components we are offering our customers a more sustainable product that reduces the amount of material going to landfills,” said Tim Bauer, vice president, Aftermarket, Eaton’s Mobility Group. “This is just another step in our commitment to the environment and offering our customers the products they demand for all vehicle life cycles.”

Eaton stated that its remanufacturing business recovers the core product components from customers and returns the clutch to “like-new performance,” conforming with the MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers’ “Manufactured Again” certification process. This is defined as “manufacturing that is sustainable by definition and responsible by design.” Eaton is a MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers member.

“Remanufactured products maintain the same performance characteristics and provide customers of Eaton’s remanufactured product portfolio with a cost-effective solution while offering a sustainability advantage,” Bauer said. “In addition, remanufactured options carry market competitive warranties and provide superior performance for aging trucks on their late-life clutch replacement.”

These remanned clutches are backed by a one-year, unlimited mileage warranty and Eaton’s Roadranger sales and service network, which provides protection, support, and training from Eaton’s experienced professionals. 

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