New Heavy Duty PTOS Are Nearly Maintenance Free

Press Release Summary:

Twin Disk’s new RC 211 and RC 311 are designed for low maintenance in severe applications. Including main bearings that have been lubricated for long life and hydraulic actuation, the PTOs can be used for both side load and in-line applications. The products have organic friction plates, but sintered iron plates are optional. The RC 211 has a torque rating of 909 lb-ft, and the RC 311 has a torque rating of 1620 lb-ft. The PTOS can be used in construction, mining, snow removal, forestry, agriculture, and recycling applications.

Original Press Release:

Twin Disc Introduces New Remote-Controlled PTO

Twin Disc, global leader in industrial power take-offs, expands its innovative lineup with the remote-controlled RC211 and RC311. With a completely new design, they're virtually maintenance free and ideal for difficult-to-service applications. They excel anywhere a heavy-duty disconnect clutch is required, such as construction, mining, snow removal, forestry, agriculture, recycling and other severe applications.

RC series PTOs are hydraulically-actuated with self-adjusting dry clutches, utilizing 220–300 psi of engagement pressure. There are no pilot bearings, and the main bearings are oil-lubricated for long life. An optional advanced control system can be used for soft-starting high-inertia loads. Both the RC211 and RC 311 are suitable for side load and in-line applications and are available with SAE #1, SAE #2, & SAE #3 housing sizes.

The RC211 has two organic friction plates, while the RC311 has three. Optional sintered iron plates are available to increase torque and horsepower capacity.

The maximum input power and torque rating of the RC211 is 247HP (184kW) / 909 lb-ft (1232Nm) and the RC311 is 371HP (277kW) / 1620 lb-ft (2196Nm).

Like all Twin Disc PTOs, the RC211/311 series is built to last. Their bearings, shafts and other elements are engineered with liberal safety factors to maximize life under extreme operating conditions.

Generations have relied on Twin Disc to provide tough and reliable power transmission products for use in the most grueling work conditions. For 100 years, the company has remained a leader in designing and manufacturing the most innovative heavy-duty industrial equipment. Its line-up includes power-shift transmissions, mechanical and hydraulic power take-offs, gearboxes, torque converters, pump drives, air clutches, electronic shift controls and universal control drives.

Contact Twin Disc, Inc., 1328 Racine St., Racine, WI 53403.

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