Torqmaster Modular Friction Clutch

Torqmaster Modular Friction Clutch torque overload protective device

This is a Weasler custom-engineered component, which is not available through our aftermarket distribution network. For more information on this product or to discuss a custom solution for your unique OEM application, contact the Weasler engineering team now.

The Friction clutch is indispensable in certain agricultural implement applications. The friction clutch is the only torque limiter that has the ability to continuously transmit power (at a reduced level) while overloaded. This is valuable during startup of high inertia machines, as well as for leveling out torsional fluctuations due to high cyclic loads. The TorQmaster’s patented technology dissipates heat quickly, improving durability while protecting the machine. The TorQmaster clutch packs are preset for various power levels to meet the needs of the application while reducing torque overloads on the implement, n adjustment is required after slipping. TorQmaster clutch packs are provided with ID tangs that mate with either a free-motion or overrunning clutch yoke. The free-motion design allows for easy connection of the PTO Drive Shaft to the tractor PTO, the overrunning design adds to this also the ability for any implement to free-wheel to a stop. The TorQmaster Friction Clutch must be used in conjunction with a mating TorQmaster clutch yoke and is easily mounted with standard tools.

• Implement overload protection.
• Isolates and dissipates heat minimizing downtime for higher productivity.
• Corrosion resistant friction discs.
• Minimal maintenance.
• Wear indicator tabs show when maintenance is needed.
• Tamper-resistant.
• Modular design offered with or without free motion, overrunning, through-shaft, or re-engageable options.
• Smooth operation, no damaging torque spikes.
• Torque transmission while slipping aids in dislodging plugs for increased productivity.
• Medium duty 7.00 in. Dia. (178 mm) and heavy duty 9.40 in. Dia. (239 mm) friction packs available.

• Clutch packs bolt to yoke and hub for easy service.
• Hub offered with or without free motion (patented) or overrunning options.
• Yoke options include most North American and European series.
• Slip surfaces are controlled to be against iron for efficient heat dissipation and reliable friction coefficient (patented).
• Fins are incorporated to quickly dissipate heat and isolate it from other components.
• Wear-compensating spring design allows the clutch friction discs to wear uniformly for extended life and maintain torque level.
• Torque protection level is determined by spring selection and verified for each assembly.
• Auto-lok attachment available (patented).
• Medium duty Torque settings available from 4000 to 18000 in•lb (450 to 2000 nm).
• Heavy duty Torque settings available from 8000 to 24000 in•lb (900 to 2700 nm).


Document Name Type Language
Service Instructions - Lubricating PTO Drive Shaft.pdf Maintenance Document English
Service Instructions - TorQmaster Friction Clutch.pdf Maintenance Document English
Service Instructions - M Type Friction Clutch.pdf Maintenance Document English
Service Instructions - Universal Joint.pdf Service Document English
Service Instructions - M Type Friction Clutch.pdf Service Document English
WE0101023_0817_USL_M-TypeFrictionClutch.pdf Performance Benefits Document English