The forces transmitted from the engine, through the gearbox, to the rear axle and onto the road surface are astonishing. In-between is the clutch with its two friction surfaces that have to get it all moving. Scania has developed several protective features that ensure a long and trouble-free service life for the clutch.
This standard feature reduces clutch wear and improves performance when pulling away from a standstill. It is particularly useful in conditions of high driving resistance, e.g. starting uphill or heavily laden. This is how it works for the driver:
• Select the desired engine revs for starting with the accelerator.
• Engine management maintains these revs during clutch slip-in.
• This makes clutch engagement particularly easy.
Clutch wear protection
A useful option developed to prevent clutch overheating and excessive wear. When starting from standstill, engine speed is limited to approximately 900 r/min when the clutch is released. The driver can deactivate the function temporarily if higher revs are needed to get moving.
Clutch overload warning
A customer option that monitors the friction energy produced in the clutch, alerting the driver via the central display if the clutch is abused.