Eaton Continues UltraShift Expansion

Posted on October 23, 2007

With the recent approval and introduction of several new configurations, Eaton Corp. said there are 49 different configurations of the UltraShift family of automated medium- and heavy-duty transmissions operating in North America.

“We now have six automated platforms, with 49 individual configurations that are available with virtually every diesel engine now operating within North America,” said Mark Thurman, general manager – Heavy-Duty Fleet and Automated Products, Eaton. “Our breadth of product is at an all-time high and continues to provide our customers with the largest quantity of automated transmission choices in North America. As a result, we are confident that Eaton has the correct solution to meet the specific needs of just about any fleet in terms of performance, fuel efficiency, driver comfort and safety.”

Thurman added that Eaton automated transmissions also are available through all of the roughly 2600 North American OEM dealerships. The coverage includes 5-, 6-, 10-, 13- and 18-speed designs, with torque capacity ratings ranging from 660 to 2250 lb, ft. Eaton’s automated family includes the two-pedal Fuller HV (Highway Value) medium-duty transmission, and the Fuller LST (Linehaul Standard), LHP (Linehaul High Performance) and LEP (Linehaul Efficient Performance) UltraShift heavy-duty transmissions; and the three-pedal Fuller AutoShift heavy-duty transmissions.

Thurman said that Eaton’s automated coverage will continue to expand, with additional new UltraShift models now planned for introduction in 2008. The new transmissions, he said, will expand Eaton’s automated family into new vocational trucking markets.