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Eaton offers concentric pneumatic clutch actuators for Detroit, Volvo, Mack transmissions

Eaton has introduced two new concentric pneumatic clutch actuators (CPCAs) designed for commercial vehicle push-type diaphragm spring clutches. The CPCAs help optimize vehicle performance by working with a vehicle’s automated manual transmission (AMT) to continuously determine the ideal release position and clutch actuation when the transmission shifts, Eaton says. The CPCAs serve as an aftermarket

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Engines and transmissions: Making the right choices for vocational applications

Every jobsite, application or body demands something a little different from vocational vehicles, notes Len Copeland, product marketing manager at Detroit Products. “There can be power and frame space needs, demands for light weight and a shorter wheelbase for maneuverability,” he adds, “and environmental considerations in extended idle applications or at remote worksites.” “The first

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Avoiding the automatic transmission fluid levels pitfalls

Checking the fluid level in a manual transmission is typically a fairly straightforward process: remove the fill plug, stick your finger in and see how close the fluid level is to the bottom of the fill hole. To be sure, the transmission specifications may indicate distinct fill levels or temperatures at which the level should

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Mack mDrive HD transmission now available in Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers

Mack Trucks customers can now order a Mack mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in Mack TerraPro cabover concrete pumpers powered by the 13-liter Mack MP8 engine. Fully integrated with the MP8 engine and Mack axles, the 13- and 14-speed mDRIVE features split-shaft PTO functionality, receiving output directly from the transmission, creating higher torque for

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Ask Detroit: A live conversation about vocational powertrain technology

From automated transmissions to advanced safety systems, intelligent powertrain technology has rolled onto vocational jobsites, but how does technology tackle hyper-specific vocational tasks? What’s the best use of powertrain data in applications like construction, utility, logging and more? The Detroit powertrain team takes the hot seats to answer these questions and more during Fleet Equipment’s

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Hot Shot’s Secret introduces new severe duty transmission fluid

Hot Shot’s Secret has announced a new multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluid for severe-duty applications. The company says the formulation of Blue Diamond +4/D3/M5 protects against some of the major causes of transmission failure, including extreme heat, fluid oxidation and a lack of proper lubrication.  Blue Diamond +4/D3/M5 is recommended by Hot Shot’s Secret for the most

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Eaton’s Vehicle Group offers new diaphragm spring clutches

Eaton’s Vehicle Group has added to its 430-millimeter diaphragm spring clutch portfolio for heavy-duty trucks. Eaton says the new clutches offer solutions for current and future powertrain technology advancements, including downsized and downsped engines. To help meet global emissions and fuel economy regulations, many manufacturers are producing downsized and downsped engines. Those newer engines produce

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Hands on: The Peterbilt medium-duty truck lineup

I’ve never seen anyone beat up a truck as much as Phil Hall. The Peterbilt medium-duty segment manager pounds on the grill, punches the kick plate, stands on the cupholder and slams the door—all to prove a point. The newly unveiled Peterbilt medium-duty lineup is tough, and the new Class 7/8 Model 537 and Model

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How to get maximum fuel efficiency from your truck engine and transmission

Integrated powertrains can offer multiple advantages to fleets compared to a traditional manual and legacy automated transmission-based systems, noted Kristopher Ptasznik, powertrain total cost of ownership and consultancy leader at Cummins. “Traditionally, drivers can account for up to a 30% difference in a fleet’s fuel economy,” Ptasznik said. “By making it easier to operate the

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Peterbilt unveils new Class 5-8 medium-duty trucks, PACCAR TX-8 transmission

Peterbilt Motors Co. has unveiled the new medium-duty Model 537 and Model 548, designed for the Class 7/8 segment, as well as the medium-duty Model 535 and Model 536, designed for the Class 5/6 non-CDL lease and rental markets. Each new model is available for order with deliveries starting in July. Model 537 and Model

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How to troubleshoot your transmission jack

Transmission jacks are powerful, multitask lifting systems that are essential in most repair shops. But like any equipment, they are most effective when properly maintained, regularly inspected for damage and used correctly. Even the best-maintained transmission jacks occasionally give mechanics trouble. Knowing the potential issues and troubleshooting steps can minimize downtime and get your technicians

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Truck transmissions have evolved: Here’s where they’re going next

Automated manual transmission (AMT) and automatic transmission manufacturers are crushing assumptions and setting new expectations in all trucking industry applications. Automatic transmissions are getting smarter and, in the AMT world, gone are the days of clunky, reverse-engineered AMTs. Today’s AMTs are, as PACCAR Vice President Landon Sproull put it, “purpose built.” “The gearing—overall ratio and

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