Isuzu’s mu-X now available with Eaton rear differential lock
The Isuzu mu-X can now be fitted with a Eaton rear differential lock.
Costing R11 500 (including VAT) as an optional extra, the Eaton MLocker is a mechanical locking diff that doesn’t require driver intervention.
It engages when there is a wheel speed difference of 100 RPM due to a low traction situation. A flyweight mechanism opens to engage a latching bracket. The stopped flyweight triggers a self-energising clutch system, forcing a cam plate to ramp up on a side gear. This will continue until both wheels spin at the same time.
The Eaton locker will not interfere with any vehicle safety systems as it disengages over 30km/h.