GALESBURG, Mich. -- Eaton has announced its UltraShift Plus automated transmission is now available in trucks spec’d with the Westport HD 15-litre liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine.
The transmission and engine combo can be spec’d on Kenworth T800 and Peterbilt 367, 386 and 387 model vehicles.
“Our newest generation of automated transmissions perfectly complement the Westport engines and are an ideal, environmentally friendly option for a variety of heavy-duty trucking applications because they engage early and do not waste energy,” said Shane Groner, manager, development and product planning North America for Eaton’s commercial vehicle transmissions.
The engines and transmissions are rated at more than 110,000 lbs GVW.
“The Eaton UltraShift Plus provides Westport customers with a wider range of transmission options in a solution that’s integrated for product and service,” said Clark Quintin, president, Westport HD. “The UltraShift has been engineered and qualified to meet our high standards, and to perform in the Westport HD 15L HPDI engine with excellent performance under the rigors of heavy-duty trucking fueled by liquid natural gas.”