Date: November 29, 2007
Eaton Adds Park Pawl Option To UltraShift HV Automated Transmissions
KALAMAZOO, Mich…Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) has announced that its automated UltraShift® HV (Highway Value) medium-duty transmissions are now available with a new park pawl option that simplifies driving and helps promote safe operation. When the park pawl is engaged, the device securely locks the transmission, and simultaneously the vehicle’s drivetrain and driven wheels, to ensure that the vehicle remains stationary when parked.
According to Bill Gross, product manager for Eaton’s medium-duty transmissions, the new park pawl option promises to be especially popular for non-CDL (Commercial Driving License) drivers because the option creates a driving environment more like that in an automobile than a commercial truck. Accordingly, the park pawl option is only available for medium duty applications for Class 6 vehicles with Gross Commercial Weight (GCW) ratings up to 26,000 pounds.
The UltraShift HV models with the park pawl option require an OEM-supplied shifter that replaces the standard pushbutton shift console. It also features the ability to engage the hold mode in any gear for continuous operation on a variety of grades.
“The UltraShift HV models with park pawl have been designed to deliver additional safety features, along with fuel savings and reduced maintenance features already found in the standard UltraShift HV units,” added Gross “These models are intended for Class 6 applications such as pickup/delivery, service/utility and vehicle recovery purposes.”
For additional information on Eaton’s UltraShift HV transmission and other Roadranger commercial vehicle components visit www.roadranger.com. To reach Roadranger customer service in the U.S. or Canada, dial 1-800-826-HELP (4357). In Mexico, dial 001-800-826-4357. The Roadranger Solution is an unbeatable combination of the best drivetrain, chassis and safety components from Dana Corporation and Eaton Corporation; all backed by Roadranger customer service – the most experienced and accessible drivetrain consultants in the business.
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 63,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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