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Q. We get requests for adjusting the self adjusting clutches. Are there any options for manually adjusting the clutch?

A. The self-adjusting mechanism on the Eaton Solo Advantage and EverTough self-adjust models does not require manual adjustment. In normal operation, the clutch will make periodic adjustments to keep the bearing position in an optimal position for bearing travel and plate load. READ MORE

Author: Brian Fletcher | Posted @ Thursday, December 8, 2016 5:17 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. I heard the Eaton PS-164 Rev7 transmission lube is being replaced by PS-386 in 2017 - Can you comment on that?

A. PS-386 is a specially formulated synthetic designed for fuel efficiency with durability in mind. READ MORE

Author: Brian Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, November 9, 2016 10:49 AM | » Comments(0)

Q. What is the difference in the SmartAdvantage and the Fuller Advantage?

A. In 2013, Eaton introduced the Fuller Advantage® series of manual and automated transmissions. Packed with features that optimize performance, reduce maintenance and save fuel, these 10-speed transmissions are available in direct drive, overdrive and small-step overdrive ratios. READ MORE

Author: Brian Fletcher | Posted @ Wednesday, June 1, 2016 3:18 PM | » Comments(1)

Q. Could the transmission acting as if the clutch brake is not engaging be a problem with the adjustment?

I drive a 2015 T680 Kenworth 500 Packard and 18 speed Eaton with about 250k miles. I have been told that I do not need to adjust the clutch since it supposedly is self-adjusting.

A. To better diagnose your situation there are some troubleshooting questions we would ask: 1. What is the clutch pedal free play? READ MORE

Author: Brian Fletcher | Posted @ Thursday, March 24, 2016 10:44 AM | » Comments(4)

Q. I'm confused. What are the differences between an Eaton AutoShift, UltraShift, UltraShift PLUS and Fuller Advantage automated transmission?

A. The AutoShift transmission was one of the first automated transmissions from Eaton, launching in the ’90s. Since then, three more transmissions have hit production lines, starting with the Eaton UltraShift. READ MORE

Author: Brian Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, February 26, 2016 7:17 PM | » Comments(1)

Q. How do Eaton’s aftermarket clutches differ from other manufacturers’ designs?

Our proprietary facings give you longer life, smoother engagement and less flywheel wear. READ MORE

Author: Brian Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, February 26, 2016 7:16 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. What’s wrong with a one-size fits all clutch option?

Choosing the right replacement clutch is critical because as RPMs have dropped in today’s engines, the torque spikes that result are much more likely to cause torsional vibration in the drivetrain. READ MORE

Author: Brian Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, February 26, 2016 7:14 PM | » Comments(0)

Q. What are torsional vibrations?

Torsional vibrations occur because of the firing of the engine cylinders and the sudden high pressure forcing the piston down. READ MORE

Author: Brian Fletcher | Posted @ Friday, February 26, 2016 7:12 PM | » Comments(2)


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Brian Fletcher is one of over 200 Eaton Roadranger® representatives out in the field making more than 27,000 combined face-to-face visits a year. Like every Roadranger representative, he’s dedicated to providing industry-leading Solutions, Support and Expertise to fleets across North America.


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