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Eaton aftermarket promotion to launch new transmission offerings

Power management company Eaton is introducing an aftermarket promotion that it says will bring competitive pricing, improved warranties and same-day shipments for the company’s most popular models of new manual transmissions. The program, which is ongoing now, includes 22 part numbers that represent roughly 80% of the replacement transmission market, and will run through March

Manual transmissions, does the bell toll for thee?

They’ve been a staple of trucks since the very first one was built, but for manual transmissions, the end may be nigh. Magnus Koeck, Volvo’s vice president of marketing and brand management, says he believes that five years from now, manual transmissions in trucks will have disappeared entirely. One catalyst for this change, he explained, can

Eaton extends manual transmission, clutch warranties

Eaton has increased the warranty coverage for the Eaton RTLO 13-speed or 18-speed transmission, as well as the Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication. Customers who spec these items will now receive a seven-year/750,000-mile warranty on the transmission and five-year/500,000-mile warranty on the clutch. The program will remain in effect until June 30, 2017, for all makes

Today’s transmissions add safety, fuel economy

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) options and topography/hill-neutral technology can provide increased safety and improved fuel economy. So what’s best for your operation? We asked the major suppliers to weigh in, and here’s what they have to say about the technology and the choices. The basics “Adaptive cruise uses forward- and side-facing radar technologies as vehicle

How fleets can save money with reman transmissions

A continuing trend for transmissions is the automated manual transmission (AMT), which is seeing exponential growth, gobbling up most of the transmission market. With that being the case, it’s no surprise that AMTs are available in reman form as well. “Reman automated manual transmissions have been in the marketplace for about 10 years,”says Scott Pond,

Eaton, Cummins add new electronics, higher torque options for SmartAdvantage offering

Eaton Corp. and Cummins Inc. announced new features to their growing lineup of integrated powertrain offerings that will provide additional downspeeding options. Available in April will be a new 1,850 lb.-ft. torque rating for the Cummins ISX15 400- to 475-HP diesel engine, which can be specified with an Eaton Fuller Advantage C-Ratio 10-speed transmission, an Eaton

Eaton expands Fuller Advantage AMT for vocational applications

Eaton Corp. has expanded its series of Fuller Advantage automated overdrive models for vocational applications. Initially launched in other applications in 2013, Fuller Advantage transmissions offer many benefits compared to the UltraShift Plus including reduced weight, increased efficiency and lower maintenance costs. “The Fuller Advantage automated transmission has proven to be extremely reliable,” said Evan Vijithakumara,

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Eaton brings 430 mm clutches to North America

Power management company Eaton Corp. has added a newly available aftermarket clutch for Volvo I-Shift automated transmissions. The Eaton 430mm Push Wear-Thru clutch will be competitively priced and include the same quality engineering and manufacturing features of the company’s aftermarket line of EverTough clutches, according to Eaton. Eaton has been selling various versions of 430mm clutch

Eaton revises, renames its lubricant product line

Eaton Corp. has revised its line of synthetic lubricants with new specifications, new labeling and a new name. These initiatives have been made to help customers identify and use the proper lubricant to ensure the best possible performance of Eaton medium- and heavy-duty transmissions and other commercial vehicle components, the company explained. Two new specifications have been introduced: One

The added value of remanufactured engines, transmissions and axles

For fleets that are extending trade cycles, and those interested in gaining the highest possible resale value for vehicles being taken out of service, remanufactured components can be cost effective. Recently, with new truck deliveries reaching record levels, the rising number of trades has meant more used trucks on the market, making vehicles with remanufactured

Watch: Eaton’s new low-speed and heavy-duty offerings

At a recent event, Eaton highlighted the new features of its vocational UltraShift Plus transmissions, which aim to be able to satisfy the needs of each individual fleet. Eaton and Cummins also announced newly expanded options for the SmartAdvantage powertrain. Watch the video above to take a look at Eaton’s new offerings and all the new

The future of manual transmissions

Automated manual transmissions (AMTs) are becoming a bigger part of the trucking market than ever, and the growth of AMTs is showing no sign of slowing down. Yet, it should be no surprise that AMTs are catching on given the importance of spec’ing for consistent fuel efficiency, plus the driver retention benefits. It also improves