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Eaton continues UltraShift family expansion

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, has expanded the companys family of automated mediu...


Eaton has expanded its offerings under the UltraShift line.
Eaton has expanded its offerings under the UltraShift line.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, has expanded the companys family of automated medium- and heavy-duty transmissions, to include 49 different configurations that are currently operating in North America.

The announcement follows the recent approval and release of new configurations added in the first three quarters of this year.

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. 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.

The coverage includes 5, 6, 10, 13 and 18-speed designs, with torque capacity ratings ranging from 660 to 2,250 lbs.-ft.

Eatons automated family includes the two-pedal Fuller HV (Highway Value) medium-duty transmission, 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 Eatons automated coverage will continue to expand, with additional new UltraShift models now planned for introduction in 2008. The new transmissions, he said, will expand Eatons automated family into new vocational trucking markets.


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