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Tech Tip: Eight steps for proper transmission jack maintenance

Installing a new transmission or removing the old one can be a challenge without a properly working transmission jack. These powerful, multitask lifting systems are essential in most repair shops.  However, transmission jacks can only do their jobs if they are properly maintained, regularly inspected for damage and used correctly. Here are eight tips for

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ZF answers our biggest trucking questions

ZF has been a global leader in trucking equipment, including transmissions, steering technology and advanced safety systems. The question always was: When will we see this in North America? With ZF having acquired WABCO, that question, along with a host of others, once again came to mind. For the answer, I connected with Fredrik Staedtler,

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Where do the latest heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency gains come from?

Every time there’s a new engine launch or truck model update, I always wonder: How much more fuel efficiency can OEMs create? And every time, OEMs continue to produce improvements over their previous “best spec,” which means larger gains compared to trucks that coming off their four- to five-year lifecycle. With that question answered, there’s

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Podcast: Choosing the right engine and transmission for vocational fleets

Western Star Trucks recently made news with the launch of its 49X vocational truck and DT12 Vocational series transmission, the first products launched since Daimler Trucks North America reorganized its business into on-highway and vocational segments. Both the truck and the transmission were made specifically for vocational applications, a demanding area of the trucking industry

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Dana recognized with Drivetrain Component of the Year award

Dana Inc. has been awarded the Drivetrain Component of the Year Award for its Spicer TE50 powershift transmission at the 2020 Diesel Progress Summit and Awards. The 2020 Diesel Progress Summit recognizes commercially available drivetrain components used in a conventional powertrain application, including transmissions, powertrain components, axles, hydraulics and wheels. Designed for large load haul

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Eaton Cummins Endurant HD transmission now available

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has announced its Endurant HD 12-speed 1,850 lb.-ft.-capable automated transmission. The transmission is now available at all major North American truck manufacturers, including International, Freightliner, Volvo, Peterbilt and Kenworth. The company says the Endurant HD offers an industry-exclusive transmission fluid pressure sensor, the longest maintenance interval and the best overall

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Where you see DTNA’s renewed vocational focus in the Western Star 49X

When Daimler Trucks North America announced that it was reorganizing its entire organization to focus more on the application (on-highway; vocational) vs. brand (Freightliner; Western Star), the big question was: Where will we see this in the product? We now have the answer in the Western Star 49X. Fleet Equipment sat down with the Western

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Allison Transmission, Petro-Canada Lubricants sign factory fill transmission fluid agreement

Petro-Canada Lubricants will become the first-fill supplier of TES 668TM automatic transmission fluid for Allison Transmission, the companies announced. Using its lubricant technology, Petro-Canada Lubricants says it meets the requirements of the Allison Transmission TES 668 specification with the formulation of DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668. DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is specified for on-highway vehicles, including

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Detroit announces new DT12 Vocational series transmission in the Western Star 49X

As part of the launch of the new Western Star 49X, Daimler Trucks North America debuted the Detroit DT12 Vocational series of automated manual transmissions. Available as either the DT12-V or the DT12-VX and rated up to a GCWR of 330,000 lbs, the DT12 Vocational series was validated in over 35 million miles of testing

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Eaton introduces new PTO wet kits

Eaton has introduced new “wet kit” packages for end-dump applications supporting the Bezares line of Power Takeoff (PTO) units that fit certain Eaton Fuller and Eaton Cummins Endurant transmissions. Bezares SA is a manufacturer of PTOs, hydraulic pumps, fittings, tanks, valves and other related mobile power hydraulic components. The wet kits include all the components

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Eaton technologies contributing to ZET Coalition clean air initiative

Eaton has shared that it is a key contributor and supporter of the National Zero-Emission Truck (ZET) Coalition’s newly-issued priority federal recommendations. The ZET Coalition is calling for the establishment of a national point-of-sale incentive program to drive the production of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), including clean trucks and buses, in the U.S.

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Hot Shot’s Secret rebrands Transmission Stiction Eliminator to Shift Restore

Hot Shot’s Secret has rebranded the Transmission Stiction Eliminator to Shift Restore. The company notes that the formula has not changed, only the brand name. Along with the name change comes a new, 16-oz. bottle size available. Hot Shot’s Secret Shift Restore cleans and restores automatic and CVT transmissions. This high-performance ester formula is a

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