Eaton Advantage Automated clutch

Eaton expands product lines during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

Jan. 29, 2020
New offerings include Advantage Automated Series clutches, 2 Bezares PTOs for a range of transmissions

Power management company Eaton recently expanded its Advantage Automated Series clutches to support popular automated transmissions available in the North American market, rounding out its aftermarket automated clutch portfolio.

The company shared the news Jan 28 during the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week show in Grapevine TX.

Advantage Automated series clutches fit the unique needs of automated transmissions, which are featured on more than 75% of new heavy-duty trucks sold in North America.

“Eaton is excited to offer an all-makes portfolio of automated clutch products to provide our customers with a suite of solutions,” said Tim Bauer, vice president of aftermarket for Eaton’s Vehicle Group North America. “Advantage Automated Series clutches include a clutch bracket with a hardened steel pivot ring, which better sustains loads throughout the life of the clutch, and larger spring fingers for better wear versus the competition.”

The Advantage Automated Series portfolio comprises aftermarket clutches for the most popular transmissions currently in operation in North America, including:

  • Eaton Cummins Endurant
  • Eaton UltraShift Plus
  • Detroit DT12
  • Volvo I-Shift
  • Mack mDrive

Eaton also added two new Bezares PTO units to its power take-off products portfolio. These new offerings complement the all-makes product line already available for a variety of vehicles and transmissions in operation in North America.

Eaton will distribute the Bezares 95X series four-bolt, rear-mounted PTO for the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies Endurant 12-speed automated transmission and the new Bezares PTO for the Detroit DT12 automated transmission. Eaton said in early 2019 its Vehicle Groups Aftermarket division had reached a distribution agreement with Bezares SA to become the North American master distributor for its mobile power hydraulic portfolio.

Since introducing our relationship with Bezares a year ago, we worked to quickly ramp up availability of Bezares products and achieved a fully stocked warehouse,” Bauer said. We also have secured a strong distribution footprint across North America and will continue to build on the momentum throughout 2020. These new offerings show our continued commitment to supporting mobile power hydraulic customers in North America.”

The Bezares 95X series, the lightest and most compact rear countershaft PTO for Endurant in the heavy-duty segment, features pneumatic shifting and is available with three different internal ratios and popular output types. The offset design improves the position of an attached pump to avoid possible interference with other vehicle elements.

The heavy-duty, two-gear 120X series PTO is built from an aluminum housing, coupling heavy-duty strength with light weight, and fits models DT12-DA/14.93-1.0 and DT12-OA/14.96-1.0.

Featuring internal ratios from 1:1 to 1:1.8, the 120X PTO series integrates with the auxiliary systems of the DT12 transmission and offers four different output options. The PTO housing is designed to improve clearance and ease of installation, while the DIN output option permits multiple configuration options. A lube pump flange is included with the PTO, simplifying ordering and installation.

Eaton will add the Bezares portfolio to its online Order Center, which includes real-time inventory visibility, quick and easy ordering, and improved order management, with an anticipated launch in the second quarter of 2020.        

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