Expanding its aftermarket offerings, Meritor unveiled its line of 14-inch and 15.5-inch clutches in standard and easy-pedal-effort models, designed for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Both models will be available under the company's Euclid brand through North American distribution centers.

Truck operators can purchase the new clutches from warehouse distributors stocking Euclid parts. The clutches offer end-users a 24-month, unlimited-mileage warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

Unique to these Euclid clutch offerings from Meritor are:

- The VelveTouch ceramic clutch buttons

- An easy adjuster permitting fast, single-motion adjustment (standard on all 15.5-inch easy pedal effort models)

- All disc springs are treated with a cryogenic process, which greatly extends disc spring life

- A sealed throw-out bearing for increased lubrication intervals and longer clutch life

The Euclid clutches are manufactured new, so no core charge or core handling expense exists.
The Euclid 15.5-inch clutch assemblies are available with seven-, eight-, nine- and 10-spring disc designs with torque ratings from 1,250 to 2,050 foot-pounds, and the Euclid 14-inch clutch assemblies are available with torque ratings from 620 to 1,400 foot-pounds.