LOUISVILLE, KY. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has added extended protection plans to the long list of features and benefits now available with the company’s new lineup of UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions. Plans are available for all makes and models of the new transmissions in a variety of applications including standard, linehaul and severe service – for warranty coverage up to five years or 750,000 miles.
“Now, for a small price, our customers have the option to safeguard themselves from expensive repairs and extend the fuel-saving, safety and performance features of UltraShift PLUS for an additional one or two years,” said Richard Muth, programs manager for Eaton. “The plans are also fully transferable, which will easily enhance the resale value of the vehicle investment.”
Muth added that the protection may be easily purchased through any truck dealer and included in the cost of financing a new truck or purchased online at Roadranger.com. Warranty service for all Roadranger products is available at any OEM dealer facility in North America, which includes more than 3,500 locations. Plans may be purchased during the first, second or third year of ownership. Plans also require the use of only genuine Eaton Fuller® replacement parts and Roadranger brand or Roadranger-approved lubricants.
The new family of fully automated UltraShift PLUS 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.
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.
For more information on Eaton 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).
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