Torque Converter Eliminates Damaging Shock from PTO Engagement

Torque Converter

Torque Converter

Problem: On a day-to-day basis, it is becoming more and more difficult to find drivers that are able to operate standard transmissions versus automatic transmissions. In addition, it is also not ideal to switch to hydraulic drive systems due to the expense. When engaging the PTO with an automatic transmission, damage can occur to the gearbox and coupler because of the harsh start-up. Not only does this create expense for replacement parts, it also adds to the expense because of downtime.

Solution: A torque converter was developed that is installed on the input of the right angle gearbox drive. This converter acts as a clutch and eliminates the shock load between the gearbox and the coupler while still allowing you to operate an automatic transmission. It softly starts the blower versus a more harsh, abrupt method. Pik Rite has packages available for both Robuschi and NVE blowers.

Results: By using the torque converter, the potential of damage to your transmission, gearbox, couplers or blower system is greatly reduced which in turn reduces the amount of downtime. The safer start allows you to continue to use automatic transmissions which means more drivers can operate your equipment with ease. There is no need to switch transmissions, when you can add the converter and function safely and efficiently.

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