Horton, Inc. has introduced the new DM Advantage Fan Drives to meet the current and future industry demands for reliable engine cooling, fuel savings and noise reduction. Offered in on/off and two-speed technologies, DM Advantage is engineered for the highest-heat under-hood applications, says Horton.
The fan drives are comprised of premium bearings, a superior air cartridge and a long-wearing friction liner, says the company. The improvements in cooling ability yield better engine performance and longer operating life.
The fan drives are said to have performed well during two years of field testing in the highest-heat under-hood applications. The field tests were performed on over 250 trucks, which were driven more than a total of 45 million miles, says the company.
The spring-engaged on/off fan drive keeps engine coolant at a more consistent operating temperature and is said to have increased reliability in high-horsepower applications. It features high torque for turning larger fans, a lighter weight, low parts count for simplicity and a fail-safe design.
The two-speed fan drive alternates between eddy current and spring-actuated cooling for precise, efficient temperature control and faster engine warm-ups in cold weather, says the company. It is designed for vehicles with little or no ram air. While using eddy current, it turns the fan at a lower speed, which reduces operating noise, increases available horsepower for auxiliary systems and minimizes radiator abrasion from dust and debris. When additional cooling is needed, it spring-actuates and runs the fan at full input speed.
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