Eaton Corp. said the company’s Fuller UltraShift HV (Highway Value) automated transmission has been named the preferred specification for all future North American medium-duty vehicle transactions at Idealease Inc. of Barrington, Ill.
The decision was made because of the significant fuel savings advantages the UltraShift HV achieves when compared to competitive automatic transmissions, according to Idealease.
Eaton confirmed that recent tests conducted by an independent firm in accordance with SAE J1526 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption In-Service Test Procedure, Type III, measured the UltraShift HV transmission against a conventional automatic transmission and determined that the UltraShift HV transmission delivered fuel economy savings of up to 19 percent.
The UltraShift HV is a fully automated transmission system for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195 to 260 horsepower range. It is capable of handling torque capacities up to 660 pounds per foot and loads up to 33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. The transmission is designed for pickup/delivery, service/utility and recovery applications.
Additional key features and benefits of the UltraShift HV transmission include: no filters to change and a Lubed for Life feature provides lower maintenance and reduced downtime costs; automatically minimizes rollback on up to 10 percent grades while the operator makes the transition from the brake pedal to the accelerator, which benefits the driver in both uphill and downhill stop/start situations; a modular design provides more rapid service and reduced service costs; electronics modules and shift controls used on other Fuller manual and automated transmissions allow service providers to reduce service parts inventories and speed training and certification of technicians.
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