LOUISVILLE, KY … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today released a list of OEM availabilities and engine approvals for its UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions. According to Eaton, high demand across a wide variety of commercial truck fleet operations is helping accelerate the approvals.
“We have been working diligently with all of the North American truck and engine makers for several years now to provide our customers with the best possible transmission choice in virtually any application,” said Staci Kroon, senior vice president and general manager for Eaton’s Commercial Vehicle Transmission business. “Similarly we have been reaching out to fleets of all vocations including linehaul, heavy haul, construction and more to ensure they are getting the best possible transmission solution.”
Kroon pointed out that the UltraShift PLUS family consists of thousands of possible transmission/engine configurations each tailored for a specific truck chassis engine match up and application.
The UltraShift PLUS transmission is currently available in the following trucks:
• Western Star
The new transmissions have been approved and certified for Cummins 2010 model year ISX 1 and ISX 2 diesel engines. Model year 2010 International MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 13, Cummins ISX 3, PACCAR MX, and Detroit Diesel DD15 and DD13, will be certified in the coming months.
Kroon added that a total of six new transmission platforms are now available as part of the UltraShift PLUS family. The new platform designations, which represent a wide range of new tailored transmission designs, are:
• Linehaul Active Shifting (LAS) - available in both an overdrive and direct-drive
• Multipurpose High Performance (MHP)
• Multipurpose Extreme Performance (MXP)
• Vocational Construction Series (VCS)
• Vocational Multipurpose Series (VMS)
• Vocational Extreme Performance (VXP)
The new family of fully automated UltraShift PLUS transmissions features 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.
All UltraShift PLUS transmissions are automated with the use of a new self-adjusting electronic clutch actuator for fast, smooth engagements. All of the new transmissions also share a Hill Start Aid feature to prevent rollbacks on grades; an oil level sight glass to easily check fluid levels; six- and eight-bolt PTO availability at no extra cost; and automatic, manual and low mode selections; as well as a creep feature for significantly improved maneuverability with continuous low-speed control.
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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