A 2-stage clutch is a type of gearbox that allows you to change gears in two steps. You might have seen them on cars or motorbikes, but they’re also used in other vehicles like tractors and plant equipment.
There are several different types of 2-stage clutch, and they all work in slightly different ways. The main thing they all have in common is that they allow you to change gears with the engine running at a lower speed than normal. This makes it easier to get your vehicle moving from rest, as well as making it easier to drive up hills.
How it works
The first stage of the clutch engages at a lower engine speed than normal, so you can start moving without slipping the gearbox (or stalling out). When it gets up to speed, you move into the second stage, which allows you to accelerate normally.
The advantage of this system is that you don’t need two separate sets of gears – one for starting off and one for driving normally. This reduces weight and complexity while increasing reliability and efficiency by reducing frictional losses in the transmission (which reduces fuel consumption).
Last modified: October 26, 2022