Worldwide Industrial Service Demands, Global Reach

Jun 18, 10 • Industrial Product ServiceComments Off on Worldwide Industrial Service Demands, Global Reach
K&L Clutch and Transmission Industrial Service Shop

K&L Clutch Dallas Service Shop

No matter where you are in the world, our office in Hurst, Texas will seem like just a local call away.

For years, we’ve been leaders in the worldwide sales of torque converters , PTOs and service parts. But with energy demands around the world growing, and with rapidly developing economies creating new business opportunities in the most remote corners of the earth (plus the improved internet services needed to reach those corners), we’ve expanded our international business reach from our head office here in Dallas-Ft. Worth to South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Russia.

This means that nearly anywhere in the world you can get industrial service and power products , units, and service for:

  • Cranes
  • Draglines
  • Crushers
  • Oil Field Units
  • Stationary Units

From such manufacturers as:

But beyond our comprehensive product catalog and service capabilities (including sales and service staff with more than 150 years combined product knowledge), we offer extensive overseas experience, and this matters as much as anything when it comes to international industrial power projects. Here’s why:

As you probably know, each country can have a dizzying web of laws, cultural factors and customs that can complicate your project. With our experience comes the ability to anticipate where unexpected problems might arise and to address them with minimal project disruption. We know what to expect, how to react, and how to work effectively within complicated cultures. Flexibility, international savvy, and a keen eye for potential problems are key.

So when you’re looking for the best service, best pricing, best on-time delivery, and most experienced personnel—both here in Texas and on the other side of the globe—we at K&L Clutch International Sales know how to get you what you need. This is why so many of our clients and customers have to come to rely on us for their international industrial power needs again and again.

Contact us for more information. We’ll be there whenever and wherever you need us.

The Key to Great Industrial Product Support & Service: Service, Product Availability, and Shipping Capability.

May 7, 10 • Industrial Product Service, Torque FluidComments Off on The Key to Great Industrial Product Support & Service: Service, Product Availability, and Shipping Capability.

Great Industrial Product Support & Service all boils down to a commitment to three factors: service, product availability and shipping capability.

Basically, we can repair or replace almost anything you need, and we can do it anywhere. Our goal is to help you minimize your down time after breakdowns with off the shelf exchange, replacement, or on-site field service. This is made possible with our extensive parts and units inventory. Read Full Article →

How Young Heat Exchangers Maintain Oil Pressure and Avoid Air Flow Resistance

Dec 30, 09 • Heat Exchangers1 Comment

Mobile oil coolers need to be durable, rugged, flexible and reliable. With that in mind, our mission to supply Texas with its heat exchanger needs came down to one brand and one brand only.

Our line of heat exchangers from Young Transmission do every job efficiently, and provide simple solutions to complex cooling problems. The mobile oil coolers come in eight standard sizes, each of which can be piped at installation in one or two pass oil flow arrangements, and boast performance ranges of 100 GMP oil flow and heat transfer capacities from 5,000 to 350,000 BTU per hour.

The result is low cost oil cooling systems with minimum oil pressure drop and low air flow resistance. Read Full Article →

Hydraulic Torque Converters Explained

Oct 30, 09 • Torque ConvertersComments Off on Hydraulic Torque Converters Explained

Hydraulic Torque Converters | K&L Clutch and TransmissionAt K&L Clutch, we supply only the highest quality torque converters. But to understand what this means, let’s start with the basics:

Torque converters are, of course, an automatic transmission’s answer to a manual transmission’s clutch—with one big advantageous twist (which we’ll get to below). Torque converters allow the engine to turn while a machine’s wheels and transmission gears come to a complete stop (think cars idling in a driveway).

More specifically, a hydraulic torque converter is a fluid coupling that lets an engine spin independently of a transmission.

To understand why this matters, think of a car in traffic. Keeping the car stopped at a stoplight takes just a light push on the brake, because there is only a tiny amount of torque being passed through the torque converter from the slowly turning engine or motor. But when you step on the gas, the engine roars and more torque is passed to the wheels. It’s basically a transfer of rotation power from any sort of internal combustion engine or electric motor to the driven object or load.

But here’s the twist — hydraulic torque converters can actually multiply torque when there is enough of a difference between the rotational speeds of the engine and load, basically serving the same function as a reduction gear.

Hydraulic torque converters can be broken down into three basic parts:

Impeller — The impeller (or the pump) is basically a ring of metal blades that are driven by the engine shaft, flinging fluid about in a manner similar to a washing machine, thereby imparting kinetic energy. The spinning also creates a vacuum, drawing even more fluid into the center.

Turbine — The turbine is a set of three rings of blades connected to the shaft. The fluid from the impeller enters and turns the turbine and causes the transmission to spin, powering the machine.

Stator — Located in the fluid circuit between rings of turbine blades, the stator (or reaction member) is made from two non-rotating sets of blades, contained in a stationary housing. The original fluid exits the turbine, moving in a different direction than when it came in (and in an opposite direction of the engine and pump spin). The stator keeps the fluid from hitting the pump, which would slow the engine.


· Longer Engine Life

· Longer Equipment Life

· More Efficient Fuel Economy

· Smoother Operation

· Better Shock Protection

· More Reliable Automatic Braking

· Faster Work Cycles

Hydraulic torque converters also have specific benefits that depend on your type of use.

For example, with slush pumps, hydraulic torque converters permit operation through a wide range of volume vs. pressure while using the maximum size liner. Crawler tractors can operate with maximum drawbar pull at all times, even in the roughest of operating conditions. Hoists and winches can hold loads in mid-air with the throttle alone, without bobbing. Shunting locomotives benefit from a good tractive effort curve. And in excavators, hydraulic torque converters deliver two to three times the amount of torque for hoist and crowd loads.

Check out our complete line of torque converters, or contact us for more information. We’ll tell you everything you need to know.

Anatomy And Terminology Of Boom Crane Parts

Aug 26, 09 • Cranes4 Comments

This great post has been a long lasting servant, and we recently decided to put out an update. Go ahead and read this too, though – It’s an oldie but a goodie!
After that, read our update: Boom Cranes: History, Parts and Anatomy

Cranes are multi-faceted pieces of apparatus, and while they are capable of some quite incredible feats the way they actually work is based on some pretty straightforward laws of physics. Boom cranes are used to effectively and effortlessly lift heavy and/or awkward to move objects. The crane  is most commonly used to hoist weighty equipment and/or materials on construction sites and to load cargo to ships. Read Full Article →

Romo, Cowboys Roll In Stadium’s Debut

Aug 25, 09 • Local News1 Comment

Dallas Cowboys fans got a glimpse of everything they were hoping to see Friday night. Their new stadium dazzled. Tony Romo was darn good. And the Cowboys won, pretty easily. In the first football game at the nearly $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium, Romo looked right at home, going 18 of 24 for 192 yards and sending Dallas on its way to a 30-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans in a preseason game. “It was incredible,” Romo said, comparing the atmosphere to a regular-season game.

K & L Has New Euclid B70 Brake Drums

Jul 22, 09 • New Inventory ArrivalsComments Off on K & L Has New Euclid B70 Brake Drums

K & L has (4) 9163507 Brake Drums (New) for a Euclid B70 Haul Truck for sale. Please call 800-732-3059 for our rock bottom pricing.

K & L Clutch Takes On WPT Line Of PTO’s.

Jul 22, 09 • New Inventory ArrivalsComments Off on K & L Clutch Takes On WPT Line Of PTO’s.


K & L has taken on the WPT line of  Twin Disc style power take offs as a distributor for North Texas and Oklahoma.  With WPT based in Wichita Falls, any backorders can be filled in one day and all PTO units are competitively priced. K & L, although, will carry and extensive inventory to include complete units and supporting parts. We are ready to service you now. Please call any of our experienced sales associates and ask more about the new WPT product line.

Cowboys/Romo Curse Lifted???

Jul 14, 09 • Local NewsComments Off on Cowboys/Romo Curse Lifted???

Good news, Cowboys fans: The Jessica Simpson Curse has been lifted! Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke he’s relationship off with Jessica last week before her 29th birthday. This after Jessica bought Tony a boat for this birthday. What a deal.

There still may be some hope though, as Simpson posted on her Twitter account “Everyone need to know that hope floats…grab the strings and pull it back to you”.

Lets just all hope that she pulls him back after the Cowboys win the Superbowl this year. Go Cowboys!!!

No Way To End June Of 2009

Jun 30, 09 • World NewsComments Off on No Way To End June Of 2009

What a terrible way to end the last week of June 2009 with the death of so many celebrities.  May they all rest in peace and ever be remembered.

Michael Jackson-Singer/Entertainer and the “King of Pop” died June 25

Farrah Fawcett-Actress Of  “Charlie’s Angles Fame”  died June 25

Gale Storm-Singer/Actress of  1950’s TV died June 27

Fred Travalena-Impressionist  died June 28

Billy Mays-TV Pitchman and the “Most Watched Person In TV History” died June 28

You will all be missed.