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Clutch and Transmission parts and services from K&L Clutch and Transmission

The Economic Impact of the Mining Industry
The mining industry, responsible for billions in worldwide annual revenue, continues to be an economic giant in the United States and abroad. No doubt, this is due to the high demand for various minerals to sustain the complex and enormous usage needs required by our society.

Mining Sectors and Conventional Commodities
Most modern day mining companies are comprised of incredibly sizable enterprises although small businesses and individual entrepreneurs are also present in the industry. In particular, mining is comprised of two large sectors, with one sector focusing on the exploration and discovery of new resources and the other specializing in the mining of those discovered resources. The most conventional commodities mined today include nonmetallic minerals, metal ore, with oil and gas extraction being the biggest in regards to global and economic ramifications.

K&L Clutch and Transmission Serves the Mining Industry
To account for the continuing needs of mining companies worldwide and in support of the specific materials that mining companies work to locate, K&L Clutch and Transmission is proud to supply products and machinery to the mining industry. We service mining equipment transmissions, and we’ve specialized in clutch and transmission products for heavy machinery in the mining field since 1983.

Mining Machines We Service

Our comprehensive line of heavy machinery transmission parts used in the mining industry are second to none, and the brands we sell and service are recognized as the leaders in the industry.

Crushers, mining machines that crush larger rocks into gravel, are primarily used to change the form of materials for recycling and disposal purposes. In the mining industry, the gravel is usually created for other purposes and further processing. The types used for mining operations include jaw, cone, gyratory, and compound, plus mineral sizers. These pieces of machinery utilize power take-offs and torque converters.

Haul Trucks
Haul trucks, two-axle high production mining dump trucks, are most often used off-road and, capacities can range from 40 to 450 tons. This type of equipment also utilizes torque converters.

In mining, this type of machinery is used to move materials and debris into a secondary machine. These heavy-duty pieces of equipment include the following types: tractor front, compact front end, armored wheel, and swingloaders to name a few. Torque converters are a specific part these machines rely upon.

Ball Mills
Considered grinders, ball mills are utilized to grind mined materials into extra fine powder for use in other processes. They are cylindrical in shape and are considered a vital piece of machinery equipment for the crushing and grinding of materials. Products specific to the proper operation of this machinery include clutches and brakes.

If you own or operate Crushers, Haul Trucks, Loaders or Ball Mills, and need repair work performed, or a new clutch or transmission part or service for your equipment, don’t hesitate.

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Clutch and Transmission Parts for the Mining Industry

Power Take-Offs – Also referenced to as PTOs, power take-offs are responsible for garnering power from an operational power source. Through this process, power take-offs are able to supply power to machines that are separate from the power source.

Twin Disc – Rockford PTO
Twin Disc PTO

Torque Converters – The primary job of a torque converter is to transfer moving power from an electric motor to a rotating driven load. These products are able to multiply torque in the event of a great differing of input and output speed.

Twin Disc Torque Converter
Allison Torque Converter
Clark Torque Converter
Manitowoc Torque Converter
National Torque Converter

Brakes – Brakes create heat by converting kinetic energy from friction. In the simplest terms, well-working brakes are necessary to halt motion and to operate heavy equipment properly.

Caliper Brake
Low Inertia Clutches and Brakes
Water Cooled Brakes

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

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What Equipment is Needed for Mining?

Apr 23, 19 • Cranes, TransmissionComments Off on What Equipment is Needed for Mining?


Mining equipment has been modernized over the last few years, and mining companies must be careful to purchase the right gear and parts for each job. Drillers and excavators are still needed to get the work done, but companies also need hand tools that work in the lowest parts of a mine, the parts to maintain these machines, and the extras that are required to keep the miners safe. Look below at what you need to do to buy the right mining equipment so that your operation runs smoothly.

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Repairs and National Service

Since 1841, the oil industry has been the beneficiary of an amazing set of products from National Oilwell Varco. NOV manufacturers some of the most powerful oil and gas collection systems in the world, and in 1949 they debuted their individual National brand to provide the rest of the industrial world with their versatile torque converters. Torque converters are relatively basic devices that must be used by nearly every heavy-duty machine with a transmission. These components essentially move power from the engine to whatever the engine powers, and no industrial machine can be considered fully automatic without them. K&L Clutch has seen the premium quality provided by National products, so we gladly stock a wide range of National torque converters, and we offer comprehensive National transmission service and repair.

Why are Torque Converters Important?

Torque converters are found in nearly all large-scale machines, and they are considered indispensable technology. Most torque converters are simply hydrodynamic fluid couplers that connect and distribute power from the engine to the driven load. Perhaps the most important function of a torque converter, however, is that it steps up the input rotational power when a higher output is needed. Many converters can even lock to the engine when they match speeds. This process prevents faults and generally holds efficiency at a high level.

National Premium Quality

National did not initially start off making torque converters, but they began to do so when they realized that few third-party components could stand up to the harsh challenges presented in the oil industry. Using their tremendous experience, they designed and manufactured a line of torque converters that perfectly suited their needs, so they decided to make those durable products available to the world. Since then, National torque converters have influenced many industrial fields, including:

  • Mining
  • Crane Operation
  • Drilling
  • Pumping
  • Draglines

These are just a few of the applications where National shines above all else. K&L Clutch understands the importance of using the most powerful components available on the market, and we proudly offer full service National transmission repairs, rebuilds, and more.

A Brief Inventory List

K&L Clutch carries an impressive line of National torque converters, and we can install, service, repair, and maintain any National transmission system. We’ve included below a sample listing of the National torque converters we carry, but this list is by no means exhaustive.

  • C-195-64
  • C-195-125
  • C-245-64
  • C-245-125
  • C-300-64
  • C-300-125
  • C-345-64
  • C-345-125

For a full list of the inventory offered by K&L Clutch, contact us here. Our helpful, professional staff will happily answer any questions you may have about our services, and they can assist in scheduling a consultation.

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