Eaton, Cummins Expand Lineup

Eaton and Cummins have added new features to their SmartAdvantage lineup of integrated powertrain offerings, with additional downspeeding options.

Available in April will be an additional torque rating of 1850 lb ft for the Cummins ISX15 400-475 HP diesel  that can be spec’d with an Eaton Fuller Advantage C-ratio 10-speed transmission, an Eaton UltraShift Plus MHP 13-speed, or an UltraShift Plus MXP 18-speed.

The new 1850 lb ft rating has been added to provide customers with better gradeability and improved acceleration while broadening the Eaton/Cummins range of offerings for downsped powertrains.

The Advantage transmission has a GCW rating of 110,000 lb, while the UltraShift Plus MHP is rated at 140,000 lb. The MXP has an unlimited GCW rating.

Eaton and Cummins are targeting the release of a SmartAdvantage series transmission with a maximum GCW of 80,000 lb that will be available in August to pair with the new 1850 torque rating, further broadening the SmartAdvantage powertrain portfolio.

Eaton also announced its new GearLogic technology that’s integrated with Cummins ADEPT electronic features and is said to provide performance, fuel efficiency, and driver confidence improvements.

GearLogic allows for the smooth delivery of many of the Eaton transmission and Cummins engines features, including Hill Start Aid, engine overspeed protection, enhanced engine braking, SmartCoast, Blended Pedal, and Vehicle Acceleration Management (VAM). 

ADEPT is a suite of electronic features for the ISX15 engine that interact with automated manual transmissions, dynamically adapting to operating conditions to help even novice drivers operate as efficiently as a seasoned and efficient professional.

The two companies also announced an extension of their collaborative integration efforts to now include joint sales and service support in the field. The initiative combines the Cummins Care program with Eaton Roadranger support and includes:

* The integration of both companies 24/7 call centers.

* Sharing of current diagnostics tools and the joint development of new tools.

* Cross-training of sales and service teams.

Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to Trucknews.com.

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