Patent Number: 8,814,740

Title: Two-speed power take-off unit with mode clutch

Abstract: A two-speed power take-off unit adapted for installation in an all-wheel drive vehicle having a transversely mounted engine/transaxle powertrain. The two-speed power take-off unit includes a planetary gear reduction unit capable of establishing a high-range and a low-range drive connection between the powertrain and a transfer assembly. The transfer assembly provides drive torque to a front differential assembly driving the front wheels and a PTU gearset driving the rear wheels.

Inventors: Bradley; Douglas (Sterling Heights, MI), Ekonen; Todd (Howell, MI)

Assignee: Magna Powertrain of America, Inc.

International Classification: F16H 37/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018