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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