CLEVELAND, Ohio — In an announcement Canadian fleets will welcome, Eaton says it is expanding its Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmissions to cover vocational applications and gross vehicle weights of up to 110,000 lbs.
Previously the Fuller Advantage was a linehaul spec’ limited to a GVW of 80,000 lbs.
“The Fuller Advantage automated transmission has proven to be extremely reliable,” said Evan Vijithakumara, product strategy manager, Eaton. “Now it’s ready for vocational duty with 110,000-lb GCW capability, six- and eight-bolt PTO openings, and driver confidence features such as Hill Start Aid and intelligent gear selection logic.”
The Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed is available with optional Urge to Move and Creep Mode, as well as Blended Pedal functionality, giving vocational operators greater control at low speeds.
The transmission features a precision lubrication system that reduces oil churn-related energy losses by nearly 33%. And with less heat generated, it does not require a transmission fluid cooler and their corresponding lines and fittings, resulting in a lighter-weight, more efficient transmission.
It also comes with an oil sight level glass, making it easier for routine oil checks. And the precision lube system uses only 16 pints of oil – nearly half that required by traditional transmissions.
“Vocational fleets currently operating our FR series manual transmission, and who are considering an automated transmission in their next truck, will really appreciate the performance and peace of mind that the cooler-less Fuller Advantage transmission offers,” said Molly Doyle, heavy-duty transmission sales manager, Eaton.