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Truck Mounts with clutches / leave on to avoid it going out ?

Joe cool

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Would you think it's best just to leave the clutch on full time even on start ups to avoid having it go out ?
I'm sure the wear and tear turning it on and off while running does take a toll of them and will eventually cause it to not work .
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS QUESTION ?
 

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I think I replaced one clutch in all the years I had a TM
 

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I've never seen a clutch go out even on machines with 3000+ hours. And that's with them being turned on and off 5-10 times a day every day.
 

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I always turn mine off at shut down after I throttle down and on at low rpm at start up. I agree with Jim and Bob. They're really durable. I leave mine off with the water box drained when doing extended flood extraction only.
 
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I have one for sale brand new in box.
 

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I think the idea of starting the machine with it off is to put less strain on the starter.

If a clutch ever does go out and you need a quick fix the Cat pump and possibly the Emporor have threaded holes that you can insert screws in on the pulley and the clutch is permanently engaged.
 

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I think the idea of starting the machine with it off is to put less strain on the starter.

If a clutch ever does go out and you need a quick fix the Cat pump and possibly the Emporor have threaded holes that you can insert screws in on the pulley and the clutch is permanently engaged.
Great info! thank you.
 
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