Transfluid: Elgin

Elgin Sweeper Company

The Problem:

Elgin Sweeper Company builds a variety of vacuum type street sweepers. Historically these sweepers used a mechanical friction type clutch or a direct drive on the auxiliary engine to drive the suction fan. The mechanical friction clutch was susceptible to frequent failure due to the high inertia load of the fan and direct drives caused lugging of the engine and caused starter problems.

Kraft’s Solution:

Kraft Power introduced Elgin to the fluid coupling power take off. This unique transmission provided a frictionless drive that softly transfers the power from the engine to the fan greatly reducing Elgin’s drive related problems.