Transmissions

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April 18, 2014

Transmission Trends

The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’

April 11, 2014

MATS Focus: Integrated Drivetrains and Automated Transmissions

If there was an unspoken theme to this year's Mid-America Trucking Show, it was probably the focus on integrated drivetrains. And Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, had some interesting things to say about automated transmissions in general.

April 7, 2014

Eaton Enhances Authorized Rebuilder Program

Eaton has added several new transmission model families to its Eaton Authorized Rebuilder program and extended the warranty period for covered transmissions.

March 28, 2014

Volvo VNL Series to Feature Eaton SmartAdvantage Package

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Volvo Trucks will offer the Eaton SmartAdvantage Powertrain in all VNL Series models. In addition to lighter weight and increasing the driver pool with smooth, automated shifting, this powertrain is designed to enhance the time spent in a diesel engine’s most efficient RPM zone helping to reduce fuel consumption.

March 27, 2014

Eaton Launches Fuller Advantage Series Transmission with Paccar

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Eaton announced that an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmissions will be available on select Paccar trucks with the MX-13 engine in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

March 18, 2014

Eaton, Cummins Expand SmartAdvantage Powertrain Portfolio

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Eaton and Cummins have added the ISX12 diesel to the SmartAdvantage powertrain portfolio while upping the gross vehicle weight for the previously announced Advantage Series/ISX15 diesel combination to 110,000 pounds.

March 5, 2014

Allison: New FuelSense Features Can Save Up to 20% in City Operations

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Allison Transmission says a new series of FuelSense fuel-efficiency features can deliver 5% to 15% savings for certain truck applications compared to its current base-line fully automatic, “constant power” products. Freightliner says it will be the first OEM in North America to release FuelSense in medium-duty trucks late this year.

March 3, 2014

Test Drive Photos: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

HDT's Editor Tom Berg recently took a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with a Detroit DD13 diesel and smooth DT12 automated mechanical transmission out for a spin. Check out the photos, and click here for a link to read about the test drive.

March 3, 2014

Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s own trucks. For truck users, this can be a good thing, because they’re designed to work specifically with a company’s other components.

February 13, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Mack Pinnacle's Fuel-Saving Powertrain

In this three-part video test drive of a 2013 Mack Pinnacle, Equipment Editor Jim Park rides with Dave McKenna, Mack's director of powertrain sales. He explores the mDrive automated manual transmission and the Mack SuperEconodyne fuel-saving powertrain package.

February 6, 2014

Eaton Announces Enhancements to Aftermarket Transmission Program

Power management company Eaton has made several enhancements to its lineup of Flex Reman transmissions. Among the improvements to the Flex product line is changing the part numbers to a model based part number.

January 29, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Up Close and Personal with Kenworth's T680

Join Equipment Editor Jim Park behind the wheel of a brand-new Kenworth T680 as he puts the truck's Cummins ISX and Eaton UltraShift Plus through their paces on the mountains and valleys of Interstate 82 in Washington state.

January 15, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Volvo VN780 – Man vs. Machine in the I-Shift Challenge

It's man vs. machine when Equipment Editor Jim Park pits his shifting abilities against that of Volvo's I-Shift transmission in part one of this two-part Ulitimate Test Drive video. Then watch as Park experiences Volvo's XE13 fuel-saving drivetrain on the rolling highways between Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C.

January 2, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Videos Add New Dimension to Vehicle and Component Evaluations

Heavy Duty Trucking has teamed up with Today's Trucking, an award-winning Canadian magazine published by Newcom, to bring you the Ultimate Test Drive Video series. We're kicking it off with a special two-part "twin sticks" edition. Equipment Editor Jim Park visits Mack's test track in Allentown, Pa., to experience first-hand 50 years of advancements in transmission technology.

January 2, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Twin Stick to mDrive

In this special two-part "twin sticks" edition of our Ultimate Test Drive videos, Equipment Editor Jim Park visits Mack's test track in Allentown, Pa., to experience first-hand 50 years of advancements in transmission technology.

November 13, 2013

Volvo Rolls Out I-Shift, Mack Launches Vision, for Mexican Market

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.

September 18, 2013

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Now Available for DD13 Engine

Detroit, Mich.--Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine.

September 18, 2013

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Now Available for DD13 Engine

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission is now available for the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine. The lighter-weight combination is well suited for regional haul, pick-up and delivery applications, say Detroit officials.

August 8, 2013

Eaton Manual Transmissions Available with Cummins-Westport ISX-12 G in Cascadia

Eaton has announced that the company’s lineup of manual transmissions are now available as an option on Freightliner chassis equipped with Cummins Westport ISX-12 G heavy-duty natural gas engines.

July 10, 2013

Power Train Service Now Eaton Authorized Rebuilder

Power Train Service, an independent aftermarket parts and service provider, has been named an authorized rebuilder of Eaton transmissions, allowing it to offer a rebuilt transmission with 100% genuine Eaton parts.

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