Slippery Secondary Clutch Washers (Anti-Friction)
There has been some plastic anti-friction washers that fit under the secondary spring in a Rhino, Wolverine, Viking and Grizzly. The idea was to allow the spring to rotate with ease as the secondary clutch opens and closes and do it with less friction.
The idea is a very good idea but using any kind of plastic or teflon for these washers simply does not work and is a very poor execution, should be common sense that the end of the spring will dig into plastic and then render them useless, no sliding once that happens. Also with the intense heat in the secondary clutch that the plastic starts to get really soft and gets pushed out.
So the whole concept is a more efficient operating clutch. If you can improve the efficiency of it then performance will be increased by allowing more HP to the ground and then in a backshift situation like climbing a dune or hill at a higher rate of speed the clutch can backshift easier and get in "lower gear" faster for better climbing.
Our Slippery Washers are metal then they impregnated with a dry lube that gets worked down into the microscopic pores of the metal. Since they are metal and not plastic the spring can't dig into them and even if it did, it would do it to the top of the top one and the bottom it and top second would still slide back and forth. If metal was looked at in a microscope it looks like a rocky field, this material is worked down into the "rocks" if you will forming a smooth surface. Once this material is in the pores you can't get it out. These washers and lube are able to withstand high temps and pressures.
We use the same coating on our machined sheaves now but in a different form or way of applying it.
Good news is the price, just $10 with any of our sheave kits or $15 by themselves shipped.
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