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clutch

the number of eggs (usually only of birds) produced in a single laying period.

clutch,

n a device made for gripping the teeth in a dental arch, to which face-bows or tracing devices may be attached rigidly enough to behave in space relations during the movements as if they were jaw outgrowths.

clutch

1. the number of eggs laid by a hen on consecutive days in an uninterrupted series. Clutch lengths vary from 2 to 6 days but may be as many as 360.
2. a setting of eggs.
3. a group of chickens hatched by a hen from a setting of eggs.
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ft @7,000rpm Economy: 53mpg @75mph claimed Tank/Range: 13 litres /150 miles Transmission: Six gears, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive Chassis: tubular steel trellis Seat height: 870mm (875-895mm ride height adjustable) Weight: 195kg wet
The all-wheel drive system features an electronics traction control system, a multi-plate clutch in the center differential and a planetary gearset.
The combination of twin planetary gear sets and an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch in the rear differential are used to vary forque distribution even under deceleration.
Transmission: Six-speed gearbox, multi-plate clutch
With this technology and the viscous multi-plate clutch, the front wheels deliver a constant minimum of 5pc of the tractive force to the road, rising to as much as 40pc if more is needed.
A twin multi-plate clutch allows two gears to be held in mesh at the same time, with a certain amount of overlap, producing a seamless change and smooth flow of power.
rear drive module (RDM) drives each rear wheel via an independent wet multi-plate clutch that can disconnect the all-wheel-drive system downstream of the RDM hypoid gears.
If slip is detected, an electric servo motor exerts pressure on the multi-plate clutch inside the transfer case to transfer torque to the front wheels.
With the wet multi-plate clutch system, the clutch components are bathed in lubricating/cooling fluid in order to provide adequate thermal capacity.
The wet multi-plate clutch system uses hydraulic pressure to actuate the clutches and provide for gear selection.
The ACD unit employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between steering response and traction characteristics on Tarmac, Gravel, or Snow surfaces.
Transmission: Rear-mounted 5-speed and reverse gearbox; multi-plate clutch running in oil; ZF limited-slip differential.

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