Eaton’s UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission is now in the Daimler Trucks North America databook for its 2009 lineup of Freightliner M2-106 and Sterling Acterra medium-duty trucks. The vehicles are available with Cummins engines and GVW ratings up to 33,000 lb.

The lubed-for-life UltraShift HV is a fully automated transmission for class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195 to 260 hp. It has torque capacities up to 660 lb ft and handles up to 33,000 lb GVW. The UltraShift HV transmission is ideally suited for pickup/delivery, service/utility and recovery applications. Eaton claims it has a fuel-economy advantage over conventional automatics that could reach as high as 19%

Additional key features and benefits of the UltraShift HV transmission include:
no scheduled maintenance with no filters to change; hill assist, which automatically minimizes rollback on grades up to 10% while the operator moves his foot from  brake pedal to throttle; and commonality amongst electronic modules and shift controls used on other Fuller manual and automated transmissions.

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