Eaton introduces 7-speed AutoShift

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 27, 2000) — Eaton Corp. plans to extend its Eaton Fuller AutoShift transmission line to include a 7-speed version for regional carriers and LTL markets.

Available with maximum torque ratings of 1150 pounds feet and 1450 pounds feet, the 7-speed uses an Eaton Fuller twin countershaft transmission with progressive ratios.

Eaton Fuller AutoShift transmissions are available in 6-, 7-, 10- and 18-speed models through the Roadranger System of drivetrain components. Electronic controls eliminate manual lever shifts, and the clutch is needed only for starting and stopping. One the truck is in motion, shifting is automated by the electronics.

And while no formal announcement was made, the company plans to introduce an enhanced 18-speed AutoShift transmission. Shift points would be reprogrammed to make the transmission better suited to steeper grades and heavier weights.

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