KALAMAZOO, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is bringing five heavy-duty trucks with the company’s new UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions to this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, in Louisville, KY, for a special ride-and-drive event. Attendees can sign up for the demonstration drive at the Roadranger® booth # 32175 in the South Hall.
At the booth, participants will be able to see the new UltraShift PLUS transmissions product displays as well as view a short video in the special Roadranger movie theater. On March 25 and 26, attendees will have the option of test driving vehicles from a mix of truck makers in linehaul, heavy-haul and vocational chassis configurations that have been built with UltraShift PLUS transmissions.
Eaton is showcasing the new transmissions so participants can get a firsthand perspective of the new transmissions’ combination of fuel efficiency, driving ease and performance. Available in both overdrive and direct-drive models, Eaton’s UltraShift PLUS linehaul transmissions feature new automated clutch technology and intelligent shift selection software that employs grade sensing, weight computation, and driver throttle commands to make intelligent shift decisions for efficient, safe and profitable vehicle performance.
For more information on Eaton’s transmissions and other Roadranger products and services, visit www.roadranger.com , where the latest product information is available, as well as service, parts and training assistance, 24 hours a day. Experts are available in the Roadranger Call Center by dialing 1-800-826-HELP (4357) in the U.S. and Canada. In Mexico, dial 01-800-826-4357.
Roadranger is a marketing alliance of Dana Holding Corporation, Eaton Corporation and other trusted partners, providing a complete line of drivetrain components, systems, lubricants, safety products and service tools, including manual and automatic transmissions, hybrid power systems, clutches, driveshafts, steer and drive axles, brakes, tire pressure management systems and collision warning systems with adaptive cruise control. Truck makers, dealers, owners and service providers are supported by the Roadranger support team – providing specification assistance, training, service, parts and warranty expertise throughout North America.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit
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