TRP Aftermarket Parts now offers a line of clutches and clutch system components for use in all makes of medium-duty to heavy-duty trucks that are designed with minimal resistance to make shifting easy and less fatiguing. The Easy Effort is a heavy-duty coil-spring clutch with nine springs — six coil springs inside the casting with three assist springs — for higher-torque engines, while the Soft Pedal diaphragm-style clutch features a lower bearing load and reduces pedal effort when compared to angle spring-designed products. Both clutches are available in 14- and 15.5-inch versions; the 15.5-inch version of the Easy Effort clutch features a strap design for smooth energy transfer, and it also comes with a 5/8-inch socket adjuster that allows technicians to quickly and simply adjust the clutch.
The more economical option for older-model vehicles is the Angle Spring Clutch, and for medium-duty trucks, the company offers standard- and stamped-steel one- and two-plate clutches for single-disc and two-disc applications. Standard clutches are manufactured with ceramic-facing friction material.
All TRP clutches made with Kevlar material also are available for vocational trucks, such as log haulers, refuse haulers, dump trucks and cement trucks that frequently roll back and forth.