Eaton Widens Reach

Eaton Fuller Advantage transmisssionsThe lineup of Fuller Advantage Series transmissions from Eaton has been expanded to deliver weight savings and fuel-efficiency improvements. The nine new models include three manual transmissions with new direct-drive gear ratios, two automated models with new direct-drive gear ratios; and four automated transmissions with new overdrive ratios.

All the direct-drive additions are suited to a variety of linehaul applications and will be especially beneficial for regional and LTL customers with day cabs and 6X2 axles, says Eaton. The other additions are ideal for linehaul/on-highway fleets and provide better options for customers preferring axle ratios that are best suited for an overdrive transmission.

All of the Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed transmissions are available for delivery to all North American truck makers. ‘S’ (small step) ratio models, with fuel-efficient shifting between 9th and 10th gears, are rated up to 80,000 lb GCWR only. The remaining models (direct and overdrive) will be rated up to 110,000 lb GCWR.

The precision lube system on Eaton Fuller Advantage Series transmissions reduces the oil churn energy losses found in traditional transmissions by nearly 33 percent. With less heat being generated the transmissions do not require a cooler, corresponding lines and fittings resulting in cooler system maintenance becoming obsolete.

An oil-level sight glass allows for routine oil checks to be performed at a fraction of the time typically required. In addition, the precision lube system uses only 16 pints of oil, nearly half the amount used in traditional transmissions.

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

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