Horton touts electromagnetic on/off fan drive

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Horton’s higher-torque EC600 Electromagnetic On/Off Fan Drive is designed for use on medium-duty trucks, buses and off-highway equipment. The fan drive features 1,500 in.-lbs. (170 Nm) dynamic out-of-box torque, compared to 850 in.-lbs. (96 Nm) of Horton’s EC450 Electromagnetic On/Off Fan Drive.

The EC600 delivers efficient, rapid cooling, and it engages only when needed – about 10 percent of the time, the company says; this precise engine temperature control ensures that the vehicle operates at maximum fuel efficiency and horsepower and can haul heavier loads and scale steeper grades with minimal drag. Other benefits, according to Horton, include faster engine warming, more heat to passenger and drive compartments, and improved air conditioning.

The EC600 Electromagnetic On/Off Fan Drive requires minimal installation and features zero lifetime maintenance, the company says. It is suited for vehicles without air brakes and those in highly regulated cost-conscious environments. Current applications include Freightliner, Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks.

For more information, go to www.hortonww.com/ec600.