Natural Gas-Powered Kenworth T680 To Offer Eaton UltraShift Plus Transmission
May 7, 2014 - Products
The new Kenworth T680 natural gas truck will be available with the Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmission as an option.
The new package will be offered with the T680 52-inch sleeper or day cab natural gas tractor for linehaul and regional haul applications. The Eaton UltraShift Plus will be available in the 10-speed LAS and 13-speed MHP series.
Benefits of the powertrain package for the T680 natural gas vehicle includes intelligent shift selection software for performance and efficiency improvements; better launch and shift decisions through grade sensing, weight computation and driver throttle commands; Hill Start Aid to help prevent rollbacks when engaged and simplify operations for even the most inexperienced drivers; and tailored shift logic for efficient operation and enhanced braking performance.
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