Date: October 6, 2007

Eaton Continues UltraShift Family Expansion

KALAMAZOO, Mich … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that the company’s family of automated medium- and heavy-duty transmissions now includes 49 different configurations that are currently operating in North America. The announcement follows the recent approval and release of new configurations added in the first three quarters of this year.

“We now have six automated platforms, with 49 individual configurations that are available with virtually every diesel engine now operating within North America,” said Mark Thurman, general manager – Heavy-Duty Fleet and Automated Products, Eaton. “Our breadth of product is at an all-time high and continues to provide our customers with the largest quantity of automated transmission choices in North America. As a result, we are confident that Eaton has the correct solution to meet the specific needs of just about any fleet in terms of performance, fuel efficiency, driver comfort and safety.”

Thurman added that Eaton automated transmissions also are available through all of the roughly 2,600 North American OEM dealerships where sales and service support is provided by more than 5,000 trained technicians.

The coverage includes 5, 6, 10, 13 and 18-speed designs, with torque capacity ratings ranging from 660 to 2,250 lbs/ft. Eaton’s automated family includes the two-pedal Fuller® HV (Highway Value) medium-duty transmission, and the Fuller LST (Linehaul Standard), LHP (Linehaul High Performance) and LEP (Linehaul Efficient Performance) UltraShift heavy-duty transmissions; and the three-pedal Fuller® AutoShift® heavy-duty transmissions.

Thurman said that Eaton’s automated coverage will continue to expand, with additional new UltraShift models now planned for introduction in 2008. The new transmissions, he said, will expand Eaton’s automated family into new vocational trucking markets.

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Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit


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