Eaton Corporation recently announced that the UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission is being offered by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on the company's 2009 line of Freightliner M2-106 and Sterling Acterra medium-duty trucks. The vehicles are available with Cummins engines and GVW ratings up to 33,000 pounds.
Tests conducted by an independent firm in accordance with SAE J1526 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption In-Service Test Procedure, Type III, measured the UltraShift HV transmission against a conventional automatic transmission. It determined that the UltraShift HV transmission delivered fuel economy savings from 6 to 19 percent, depending on the duty cycle.
The UltraShift HV transmission is a fully automated transmission system for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195- to 260-horsepower range. The HV is capable of handling torque capacities up to 660 foot-pounds and loads up to 33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. The UltraShift HV transmission is suited for pick-up/delivery, service/utility, and recovery applications.
Other key features and benefits of the UltraShift HV transmission include:
No scheduled maintenance: no filters to change feature provides lower maintenance and reduced downtime costs.
Hill assist: automatically minimizes rollback on up to 10 percent grades while the operator makes the transition from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
Modular design: provides more rapid service and reduced service costs.
Commonality: electronics modules and shift controls used on other Fuller manual and automated transmissions allow service providers to reduce service parts inventories and speed training and certification of technicians.
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