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Save on remanufactured Torque Converters for heavy machinery!

Dec 29, 14 • News, Torque ConvertersComments Off on Save on remanufactured Torque Converters for heavy machinery!

Save money with a refurbished or remanufactured torque converter with the same great warranty!!

Remanufactured Torque Converters Save you money!!

At K&L Clutch and Transmission, we know that equipment breakdowns mean lost profits. When critical failure occurs, you need a well-stocked partner equipped to respond as soon as possible. Whether it’s rebuilt transmissions, a brand new torque converter or any unforeseeable industrial solution you need, we can provide it.
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INDUSTRIAL CLUTCH – Featured Product for December 2014

Dec 8, 14 • Clutches, NewsComments Off on INDUSTRIAL CLUTCH – Featured Product for December 2014

Industrial Clutch is a clutch manufacturer under the Altra Industrial Motion Group. The mechanical Industrial clutches we support are used in Allison Torque Converters and some rare National converters. These over-center clutches are used to disconnect the converter from the engine.
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Featured Product Line for August 2014 – Rudomatic inc.

Aug 20, 14 • Industrial Mechanical Parts, New Inventory Arrivals, NewsComments Off on Featured Product Line for August 2014 – Rudomatic inc.

 Rudomatic Inc.rUDOMATIC INC.

Originator and the world’s leading manufacturer of coil spring automatic taglines and magnet reels.

 

The Rud-O-Matic Tagline holds a clamshell bucket steady regardless of the boom angle while the bucket and its load is suspended in the air. Operation is completely automatic after installation. Bell Guide fairlead requires no sheaves, pins or lubrication.
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Featured Product for July 2014

Jul 10, 14 • New Inventory Arrivals, News, Power Take OffsComments Off on Featured Product for July 2014

WPT Power Corporation

Gen II

Type 1 Mechanical

 Tested and ready for delivery!

 

  • High-quality spherical roller bearings allow for maximum capacity and life
  •  Drop in replacement for Twin Disc or Rockford

    RSZ Gen II WPT

  •  Straddle bearing housing holds up to 17” (430mm) diameter sheave

  •  Bearing housing remains on shaft during belt change to eliminate bearing contamination
  •  Bellhousing designed to accept mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic actuated clutch
  •  No pilot bearing
  •  Male and female pilot diameters, simplify sheave housing mounting
  •  Lubrication passages are a fundamental part of the design, eliminating hoses

 

Please contact K & L Clutch & Transmission for all of your WPT Power equipment and product needs.

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Featured Product for June 2014

Jun 20, 14 • New Inventory Arrivals, News, Power Take OffsComments Off on Featured Product for June 2014

Featured Product for June 2014

TC113 spring loaded Twin Disc power take-off

The TC 113 is a relatively new product line for Twin Disc. TC113 is an automotive style spring loaded Twin Disc power take-off. It is 13” and fits a SAE #3 housing. Some of the important features are:

 

Quality is Standard

• External adjustment of lever engagement travel

• Spring loaded clutch

• Sealed for life pilot bearing

• Ease of adjusting lever travel

• Adjustment not required

• Less Maintenance

 

Please contact K & L Clutch & Transmission for all of your Twin Disc equipment and product needs.

 

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When speed is key – Quick Torque Converter Repairs and Replacement

Jun 6, 14 • Industrial Product Service, News, Torque ConvertersComments Off on When speed is key – Quick Torque Converter Repairs and Replacement

Downtime – Public enemy #1!

Rapid turnaround for torque converter repair - KLClutch

Downtime is a problem. No matter what industry you work in, time waiting on a machine to be repaired or replaced is time when your company may not be running at full efficiency. In many industries, particularly industries that rely on massive, expensive machinery, this type of downtime can cost you hundreds of dollars per hour. For some of our clients in the oil industry, downtime expenses can reach in excess of $900/hour!! Many of our customers would be financially crushed by these costs if not for our quick torque converter repairs and replacement services. K&L Clutch is very aware of this fact, and for that reason we make it our top priority to offer a wide selection of parts that we keep in stock at all times, and this is one of the secrets to our rapid turnaround on repair requests or replacement parts. Read Full Article →

Repair or Replace: When to Trade in Your Heavy Machinery

Apr 29, 14 • NewsComments Off on Repair or Replace: When to Trade in Your Heavy Machinery

When is it time to replace your heavy machinery?

The heavy machinery that you use on your work sites or construction jobs gets less reliable as times goes on. This reality should give you pause when you realize how old your machinery is. There are considerations you must make as you choose when to replace heavy machinery.

Consideration #1: New Technology

Your old machines do not have the same advanced technology that newer machines have. The choice you must make is between better technology and older technology. New technology makes your business easier to run. Old technology on your cranes and heavy machinery is familiar, but old technology makes work slower and less efficient. Read Full Article →

Marine Clutches

Mar 21, 14 • Air Clutches, Clutches, Industrial Mechanical Parts, New Inventory ArrivalsComments Off on Marine Clutches

Oil States CM or VC style marine clutch

If you are working on one of the following types of boats:

Work, Crew, Ferry, Dredge, Fishing or Tugs

Chances are you will be in need of an Oil States CM or VC style marine clutch or drum that K&L now offers. Oil States CM clutch technology is the preferred choice for the marine industry and K&L now offers all five sizes 26″, 30″, 35″, 40″ and 48″.

The CM is a ventilated version of the CB clutch, providing greater heat dissipation through the ventilated friction shoe assembly. The CM design permits slippage during vessel maneuvering and cycling engagement.

DON’T THROW THOSE OLD RIMS AWAY!! Ask about the reman program for all sizes that can save you up to 35%, which carry the same warranty as new.

Replaceable Components for CM Clutches from K&L Clutch

CM Marine Clutches and Brakes Dimensions

CM Marine Clutches and Brakes from K&L Clutch

Please contact K&L Clutch and Transmission for all of your marine equipment and product needs.

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An American Oil Boom Challenges the Future

Jan 31, 14 • Industrial Product Service, News, Torque Converters, World NewsComments Off on An American Oil Boom Challenges the Future

U.S. Oil Boom reshapes markets around the world.

The American oil boom has put European refineries out of business, while undercutting West Africa crude suppliers. As well, domestic drilling is challenging producers in the Middle East and South America.

Over the past five years, the U.S. went from depending on fuel from Europe to being an exporter to the region. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Nigeria ships fewer than three supertankers of crude each month, where in the recent past it numbered closer to a dozen. The West Coast will soon cut back on imports of oil from Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, replacing it with cheaper oil from the Rocky Mountains where output has grown by 31 percent since 2011.

With North American exports of gasoline and other refined products hitting a record last month, the U.S. is on pace to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2015. Drilling in the Permian Basin in West Texas and the oil-rich Bakken shale, which stretches from North Dakota into Montana and Canada, has led the boom. Texas, pumping more than Iran, has more than doubled its crude output since 2011, along with North Dakota.

Warning: Industrial challenges ahead

American Oil Boom

Growing North American production will help the United States begin to meet its own energy demands, leading it to cut back on imports that will instead flow to emerging markets. This will inevitably lead to the shifting of the economic and political realities of the World as a whole.

K & L Clutch and Transmission stands to assist in the industrial challenges that are equally inevitable, as new technologies and proven technologies are applied together to meet the challenges that present themselves, both domestically and abroad.

 

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NEW FOR COWBOYS 2013 SEASON – July 9th 2013

Aug 9, 13 • NewsComments Off on NEW FOR COWBOYS 2013 SEASON – July 9th 2013

Before the 2013 NFL season begins Cowboys Stadium will be starting fresh on some new turf. The NFL has approved the first half of the field. Currently they are laying out the rest of the new turf and should be ready for the Gold Cup Soccer event on the 24th. Seeing the crew work the second half marking the sections, stitching the Velcro, laying out the rubber absorber pellets, laying boards with bricks out to help the carpet lay flat was a very interesting procedure.

New Dallas Cowboys StadiumThe Texas Clutch

Football is now in the clutches of our female fans! That is right; a KDVR reporter tested pro stadium security in Denver… For the second year in a row, she and a colleague were able to sneak in a real pistol (but with a concealed weapons permit) and a fake gun at stadiums. This year they are cracking down on security risks in the NFL and have mandated a bag size be no larger than a clutch. For all you boys out there that means your satchel, “murse”(man purse), hand-bag, coach, luey viton, CK, duney and burke and blah-blah-blah can not be any bigger than 8.5 by 5.5 inches. But if you must carry more than that, you could bring your designer 1 gallon Ziploc, Glad Lock bag or Hefty bag. The NFL has an approved clear 12 by 12 by 6 inch bag that is for sale, making it the largest way to bring in your stuff. Many season tickets holders and suite owners will be receiving these. Notice, if you try to enter the Cowboys Stadium with anything other than a Cowboys or NFL bag you will not be let in… without possibly being teased about it, fans can be so competitive. On top of that,  no more camera bags, backpacks, coolers, fanny packs, binocular cases or Mary Poppins bags. Cowboys Stadium will continue to prohibit food, drinks, drugs, weapons, umbrellas, noise makers, laser pointers and opponents touchdowns from entering. Enjoy the Game!