LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The popularity of its new UltraShift Plus automated transmission has prompted Eaton and its OEM partners to accelerate the roll-out of the product, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
“We have been working diligently with all of the North American truck and engine makers for several years now to provide our customers with the best possible transmission choice in virtually any application,” said Staci Kroon, senior vice-president and general manager for Eaton’s Commercial Vehicle Transmission business. “Similarly, we have been reaching out to fleets of all vocations including line-haul, heavy haul, construction and more to ensure they are getting the best possible transmission solution.”
Eaton points out its UltraShift Plus is available in thousands of transmission/engine configurations for practically every imaginable application. The newest automated transmission from Eaton, introduced last year, is now available in Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Western Star trucks.
They’ve also been approved for use with Cummins ISX engines the Paccar MX, Detroit Diesel DD13 and DD15 and the International MaxxForce 11 and 13.
Eaton is also now offering an extended protection plan for its UltraShift Plus. Plans are available for all makes and models and include warranty coverage of up to five years or 750,000 miles, the company announced.
“Now, for a small price, our customers have the option to safeguard themselves from expensive repairs and extend the fuel-saving, safety and performance features of UltraShift Plus for an additional one or two years,” announced Richard Muth, programs manager for Eaton. “The plans are also fully-transferrable, which will easily enhance the resale value of the vehicle investment.”
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