Eaton Corporation announced that the UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission is now available as a data book option for Ford F650 Super Duty and Ford F750 Super Duty series trucks.

The UltraShift HV transmission is a fully automated transmission for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195 to 260 horsepower range.

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Eaton Corporation announced that the UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission is now available as a data book option for Ford F650 Super Duty and Ford F750 Super Duty series trucks.

The UltraShift HV transmission is a fully automated transmission for Class 6 and 7 vehicles with diesel engines in the 195 to 260 horsepower range.

Tests conducted by an independent firm in accordance with SAE J1526 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption In-Service Test Procedure, Type III determined that the UltraShift HV transmission delivers better fuel efficiency in a variety of duty cycles than a conventional automatic transmission.

“With this latest agreement with Ford, we continue to expand the availability of our medium-duty transmissions,” said Dontia M. Warren, medium-duty market development manager for Eaton’s Truck business. “More and more original equipment manufacturers are selecting the UltraShift HV so they can pass along to their customers the fuel-saving features of an automated transmission.”

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.

Additional key features and benefits of the UltraShift HV transmission include:

  • No scheduled maintenance: no filters to change feature provides 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 and 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

For additional information on Eaton’s UltraShift HV transmission and other Roadranger commercial vehicle components visit www.roadranger.com.