UltraShift HV Available on Hino Trucks
March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Eaton's UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission will be offered by Hino Trucks on 2009 model year 268A and 338 truck models.
UltraShift HV offers fuel economy improvements.
By combining the UltraShift HV with the 268A and 338, Hino is offering its customers the opportunity to spec a Class 6 and 7 truck built for maximum fuel efficiency and simpler maintenance.
"The UltraShift transmission has been designed to be fuel efficient from the start," said Fran Duffy, business unit manager, Eaton's Light and Medium-Duty Transmission Division. "The UltraShift HV delivers fuel efficiency from about 3 mph and up, where a conventional automatic wastes fuel until 'lock-up' occurs at approximately 24 mph."
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 from 6 percent to 19 percent, depending on the duty cycle.
The UltraShift HV transmission is a fully automated transmission system for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195- to 260-horsepower range. The HV is capable of handling torque capacities up to 660 pounds per foot and loads up to 33,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. The UltraShift HV transmission is ideally suited for pickup/delivery, service/utility and recovery applications, according to Eaton.
Additional key features and benefits of the UltraShift HV transmission include:
• No scheduled maintenance: no filters to change feature provide lower maintenance and reduced downtime costs.
• Hill assist: 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.
• Modular design: provides more rapid service and reduced service costs.
• Commonality: 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
Hino Trucks is the Detroit, Mich., headquartered distribution arm of Hino Motors, Ltd. based in Tokyo, Japan. Hino Trucks sells and services a full product line of Class 4-7 medium duty trucks through a nationwide dealer network. The trucks sold in the United States are assembled in Long Beach, Calif., and Williamstown, W.V.
For more info: www.hino.com