The driveline systems of agricultural machines are exposed to high stresses. Proper functioning must be guaranteed even under extreme conditions. Overload clutches are used to protect drives against impermissibly high torques. They afford protection against damage caused by shock loads, starting torque peaks and blockages, for example.

Overload clutches are fitted both in the main driveline between tractor and implement, and also within the implement itself, to protect the function of individual units and assemblies with different power requirements. According to international regulations, clutches used in the main drive must always be located on the implement side.

Walterscheid offers a range of clutches capable of covering a wide variety of applications. The different requirements are met by four basic clutch types.