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Eaton Unveils New UltraShift Automated Transmission

Eaton has introduced a new generation of its UltraShift automated transmission.


Eaton has introduced a new generation of its UltraShift automated transmission.

The UltraShift PLUS family of transmissions features new automated clutch technology and intelligent shift selection software that employs grade sensing, weight computation and driver throttle commands to make more intelligent shift decisions, according to the company.

The new series has been several years in the making, with Eaton developing it in cooperation with North American truck makers so each model is specifically engineered to be integrated into its intended powertrain configuration.

“The many different models reflect our commitment to now offer the trucking industry the best possible automated transmission solution for a variety of applications,” said Staci Kroon, senior vice-president and general manager of Eaton’s transmission business.

There are hundreds of individual configurations available, so customers can choose the transmission that’s best suited for their application and powertrain, Eaton says.

The new UltraShift PLUS family includes six platforms: Linehaul Active Shifting (LAS) available in overdrive and direct drive; Multipurpose High Performance (MHP); Multipurpose Extreme Performance (MXP); Vocational Construction Series (VCS); Vocational Multipurpose Series (VMS); and Vocational Extreme Performance (VXP).


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