Norman G Clark will close on Wednesday 23rd December 2020. The office will reopen on Monday 11th January 2021.
Komatsu Australia chooses Horton’s RCV2000 variable-speed fan drive & HTEC fan to power 830E-5 and 930E-5 mining trucks.November 16, 2020
Komatsu has selected Horton’s RCV2000 variable-speed fan drive and HTEC fan for its 830E-5 and 930E-5 mining trucks. Australian Mining speaks with Horton sales manager for the Asia Pacific region, Riki Tarau, to find out why. Read the full article on Australian Mining.
In this video we go over the steps involved in installing a Deublin Coolant Union including a few helpful dos and don’ts.
A fan is often a large piece of machinery’s post recognisable engine component. The clutch that turns it? Not so much. But in conjunction with other hardware, fan-drive combinations that provide the optimal amount of airflow inside the engine compartment can have big impacts on performance, driver comfort and emissions. And, of course, they also […]
Like you all, we are acutely aware of risks and restrictions arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, and are conscious of the need to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and the general public. To this end we are endeavouring to follow guidelines provided by state and federal governments, such as increased hygiene practices […]
Horton Norman G Clark manufacture Horton fan clutches, fans and fan clutch repair kits under licence in Australia. With 60 years of industry experience, commitment to service, reliability, innovation and the environment, Horton is a premium provider of engine cooling solutions worldwide. Nexen Nexen Group Inc., is a leading manufacturer of brakes, clutches, torque limiters, […]
In 1982, Norman G Clark had a call from Cummins Diesel Australia. Cummins had been approached by an associate company in the USA who had developed an engine protection device that had saved Cummins millions of dollars in warranty claims in South Africa, where there were a large number of the relatively new “K” series […]
For years Norman G Clark were deeply involved in the processing of open width fabric and film. Apart from our own manufactured products for tensioning and crease prevention, we had a variety of distributor arrangements with overseas companies who built special equipment for such operations. The first of these was Erhardt + Leimer of Augsburg, […]
Just before Forest and Construction Equipment was formed, Norman G Clark became the Australian agent for Coopers Filters, and on the formation of FCE used this company as the vehicle for all the selling and promotion of the Cooper product. Cooper Filters, of Abergavenny in Wales, was the largest manufacturer of air filters in the […]
As Textiles, Carbon Black and Off-Road machinery had been the back-bone of Norman G Clark in its first 50 years – Horton and its air operated clutches and brakes were the basis of our success in the second half of the century. John Clark had formed the relationship with Hugh Schilling, of Horton, in Minneapolis […]
During the 1970’s, the company moved away from labour intensive fabrication to concentrate on machining. The serious fire in Brunswick on 6th June 1979 was a watershed. It gave us the chance to get the surviving machinery and equipment back into operation in a more suitable location, and do some serious thinking on how we […]
At 10.00 am on Wednesday 6th June 1979, sixty years after Norman G Clark founded his business, a fire broke out in its two-story premises at 278 Barkly Street, Brunswick. The fire started in an electrical exhaust fan located in a spray paint booth, and the resulting sparks quickly ignited cleaning solvent stored nearby. It […]
In 1993 to expand sales levels after a recession we entered into a distribution arrangement with A W Chesterton International, USA, to sell their composite protective coatings in southern Australia. Chesterton was already known to us as a supplier of industrial mechanical seals, and there was a certain synergy with the successful Deublin rotary seals […]
General Mills were a large US flour miller who in the 1980’s had evolved into a major consumer food manufacturer and supplier. Tic Clark had an old friend, John Swildens, who was a senior manager with General Mills industrial division and they were looking for opportunities to sell their guar and locust bean gums to […]
Aim of Trial The aim of the trial was to test the Horton RCV250 Dual Speed viscous fan clutch and fan, and determine the benefits that the fully enclosed the RCV250 Dual Speed fan clutch offers, i.e. less engagements due to dualspeed operation, no wear items and/or maintenance, longer belt life due to smoother viscous […]
As a consequence of Timberjack, Grand Ridge Timbers, FCE and Repfin, many other ancillary products for the timber industry also became available to Norman G Clark. Sabre Saw Chain Sabre Saw Chain, a Canadian company based in Burlington, Ontario, were challenging the saw chain market leader Oregon with a very competitive product. Saw chain, sprockets, […]
Forest and Construction Equipment had a problem, common to all vehicle and machinery sellers who sell equipment and accept a trade-in as part of the transaction. The profit for a seller, who is often operating on low margins, is in the trade-in. This traded piece of equipment needs to be valued at market price, and […]
Scragg’s had been making machines to process silk thread since somebody first identified the silk worm. Their machinery was the best in the world, and was produced in the town of Macclesfield. This was the centre of the world as far as silk fibre processing and knitting and weaving was concerned. After World War II, […]
The introduction of Timberjack machines in hardwood forest areas was proving very effective, and Norman G Clark was concentrating in a lot of sales effort in the Bairnsdale area. Jack Irish was one of APM’s contractors, and a dedicated Timberjack owner. Jack had previously operated only in softwoods, and while some attempts had been made […]
Once the Timberjack relationship ended, Norman G Clark became an obvious outlet for machinery suppliers looking for Australian distribution. Towards the end of 1972, we were approached by Col Cagnacci of CIMSA representing Clark Equipment of Benton Harbour, Michigan, asking if we would be interested in taking on a Clark Michigan franchise for Victoria and […]