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Illinois Auto Truck earns patent for self-adjusting clutch

C9 A5 C55 E 9033 47 Ce 9773 88 E78 B7 B381 AIllinois Auto Truck Co. (IATCO), manufacturer of new clutch assemblies, components and supplemental parts for Class 6-8 vehicles, has received a patent for its self-adjusting clutch – AutoSet Clutch.

IATCO says the AutoSet Clutch improves on all previous available versions of self-adjusting heavy duty clutches. With every push of the clutch pedal, clutches and the associated parts wear over time. IATCO says the AutoSet Clutch compensates for wear by auto-adjusting to maintain the clutch pedal free play. Additionally, the AutoSet Clutch patent highlights the over adjustment protection feature that connects the clutch cover to the adjusting ring, so should shock to the truck occur, the cams remain in place rather than over or under adjusting, the company says.

“Three years ago we identified a need in the marketplace for a self-adjusting heavy duty clutch,” says Jordan R. Stein, IATCO vice president of sales and marketing. “Since then, the AutoSet Clutch has been one of our best selling products and continues to gain traction.”

IATCO says the AutoSet Clutch is backed by a two-year, unlimited miles warranty (extended warranty available when installed with a clutch installation kit).

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