On-Highway and Vocational Applications for Eaton’s UltraShift® PLUS Transmissions Presented in New Brochures

Date: June 9, 2010

KALAMAZOO, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has published two new color brochures that outline the features and benefits of the company’s new lineup of UltraShift PLUS heavy-duty automated transmissions. Printed copies or downloadable versions of the 22-page publications are available free of charge at Roadranger.com.

The new UltraShift PLUS Brochure for Linehaul Applications (TRSL2505), designed specifically for over-the-road fleets, owner operators and truck dealers, provides an overview of the UltraShift PLUS Linehaul Active Shifting (LAS), Multipurpose High Performance (MHP) and Multipurpose Extreme Performance (MXP) automated transmissions. Information is provided on drivetrain integration, gear selection logic and low-speed maneuverability. Important fuel economy, safety and life cycle costs are also presented in the new brochure. 

The new UltraShift PLUS Brochure for Vocational Applications (TRSL2506), designed specifically for construction, concrete, heavy-haul and other vocational markets, provides an overview on the UltraShift PLUS Vocational Construction Series (VCS), Vocational Multipurpose Series (VMS) and Vocational Extreme Performance (VXP) automated transmissions. While again covering drivetrain integration, gear selection logic and low-speed maneuverability features, the brochure also includes information on the cost and performance advantages of an automated transmission versus a torque converter automatic transmission.

Eaton recently announced that UltraShift PLUS transmissions are available on chassis from Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Western Star. 
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;
• automatic, manual and low mode selections;
• and 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) 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 www.eaton.com .
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Monica Metty
(269) 342-3341