Twin Disc

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Twin Disc, Inc.
Founder P.H. Batten
Headquarters Nivelles, Belgium, Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Key people
John H. Batten (President, Chief Executive Officer)
David B. Rayburn (Chairman) [1]

Twin Disc, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes power transmission equipment for a wide range of applications, including marine, off-road vehicle and industrial. The company was founded in 1918 to manufacture clutches for farm tractors.[2] It is now a worldwide company with subsidiaries or sales offices in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America.

United Kingdom[edit]

Twin Disc torque converters (formerly made under licence in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce) were fitted to the British Rail Class 125[3] diesel multiple units and some export diesel locomotives, e.g. NZR TR class.


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  2. ^ "Twin Disc History". Twin Disc. 
  3. ^ Haresnape, Brian (1985). British Rail Fleet Survey 8: Diesel Multiple-Units - The First Generation. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 55. ISBN 0-7110-1495-7.