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Eaton has increased the horsepower and gross vehicle weight ratings for the company’s medium-duty Procision 7-speed transmissions. The company announced the expanded capabilities at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The new ratings were added to expand the market of potential customers and increase compatibility with a greater number of diesel engines. Horsepower ratings have been increased to 300 horsepower, with maximum GVW ratings increasing to 35,000 pounds on air brake-equipped vehicles and 33,000 pounds on Park Pawl-equipped vehicles.

The Procision is a dual-clutch transmission designed specifically for Class 6 and 7 commercial vehicles. By combining the efficiency of a manual transmission with the smooth shifting of an automatic transmission, Procision offers improvements in safety and low-speed maneuverability when compared to torque converter automatic transmission technology, according to Eaton.

“By extending the horsepower and GVW ratings on Procision, Eaton is providing more customers with the opportunity to spec this transmission to help them achieve better fuel economy and improve driver confidence across applications,” said Jeff Walker, product director, heavy-duty/medium-duty/hybrid transmissions, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “Fleets that have specified and are running Procision today have seen the benefits, and today’s announcement broadens the range of applications for Procision.”