2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #74
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Longer Lasting Lining For Brakes, Clutches
"It virtually never wears out," says Dave Bortz, president of Tribco, Inc., which has adapted the space age plastic fiber Kevlar for use on brake linings, clutch plates, automatic transmission friction discs, and other parts that would otherwise be lined with asbestos, bronze or other types of friction linings.
Tribco has patents on CLUTCHTEX« and BRAKETEX« - the only 100% Kevlar-fibered composite friction materials. "Kevlar composite delivers higher torque and smoother operation and virtually eliminates brake, transmission and clutch plate wear after it's installed."
Dan Dolence from Grey Eagle, Minn., had a problem with his IH 450 and Super H tractors. "No one would use them," he says, since the old brake lining made them dangerous to operate. Now, after 18 months of operation, he says everyone uses the tractors "with ease" and that "it's too good to be true". John Daly's IH Super M's BRAKETEX« asbestos-free plates have also worked well on his 1650 acres in Cato, N.Y. since last season.
Ohio repair shop Landfarm Equipment has installed dozens of Tribco brake and clutch plates in many different applications over the last 15 years. Their customers get smoother operating clutches and benefit with more than three times the wear life of the friction as well as the metal discs, drums and flywheels.
Tribco dealer, Duane Nielson, of Allied Precision Products, Pocahontas, Iowa (712-335-4250) has had particularly good results over many years with CLUTCHTEX« lined plates on Deere 4020 tractors and front-end loaders in the many places he has used the products.
Wet brake and transmissions plates are also available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tribco Inc., 18901 Cranwood Pkwy., Warrensville Hts., Ohio 44128 (ph 216-486-2000) www.tribco.com; or dealer, South Bend Clutch, Mishawaka, Ind. (ph 574-256-5064 or 800-988-4345).

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2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10