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Eaton On-Highway Transmission News 2014

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6 ON-HIGHWAY TRANSMISSION NEWS Comparisons A Transmission Evolution Eaton's automated transmission offering has evolved from the AutoShift ® to UltraShift ® to now the UltraShift PLUS and the automated Fuller Advantage™ Series, which demonstrates the latest and greatest in automated transmission technology. The AutoShift transmission was one of the frst automated transmission from Eaton ® , launching in the '90s. Since then, three more transmissions have hit production lines, starting with the Eaton UltraShift — made primarily for linehaul applications — and then in 2009, the UltraShift PLUS. While the frst two are still in existence (AutoShift is now only available in Australia, Mexico and South Africa), UltraShift PLUS offers feets an extensive portfolio, giving feets fexibility in spec'ing the transmission they need. And now, in its latest addition, Eaton has launched the Fuller Advantage Series automated transmission. This 10-speed transmission has a maximum GCW at launch of 80,000 pounds with future expansion to 110,000 pounds. The transmission features small-step technology, which enables down-speeding in overdrive and more effciency in direct drive. The Fuller Advantage automated transmission is available with certain engines, which you can read more about on pages 8-9 in this magazine. The UltraShift PLUS series is integrated into every major OE in North America; it's just a matter of matching the application to the right transmission — from linehaul and heavy haul to vocational, transit and severe-duty needs. Adding to the portfolio, all Eaton automated transmissions can be serviced by any truck dealer in North America, making it even easier for feets to adopt. The Differences Electronic Clutch Actuator: The Electronic Clutch Actuator (ECA) in Eaton's newest automated transmissions actively shifts based on load, grade and throttle power. With the ECA, this load-based feature allows the clutch to actively open and close during a shift or remain connected to the fywheel. Complete shifts are smooth and quick, allowing for enhanced low-speed maneuverability, particularly in the reverse gears. The ECA and the active shifting are one of the most notable differences between the original UltraShift and the new UltraShift PLUS and Fuller Advantage automated transmission. Hill Start Aid: An exclusive feature on all UltraShift PLUS and Fuller Advantage automated transmissions, Hill Start Aid helps prevent roll-back on steep grades. This reduces risk and simplifes operation for all drivers, regardless of experience. Smart Gear Selection and Skip Shifting: To further lessen wear and tear, smart gear selection and skip shifting constantly monitor load, grade and throttle power to select the proper start, acceleration and cruising gear. Enhanced Engine Braking: All at the fip of a switch, enhanced engine braking provides maximum engine braking to improve downhill performance. Software Integration: The UltraShift PLUS and Fuller Advantage automated offer improved software that is integrated and adjusted with the engine to provide ideal fuel effciency and performance. Eaton's Automated Transmission Comparison FEATURES AutoShift™ UltraShift™ UltraShift ® PLUS LAS Fuller Advantage™ Automated Forward Gears 10 or 18 10 10 10 Reverse Gears 2 or 4 2 2 2 Built on Fuller manual gearbox n n n n Service at any Brand Dealer n n n n 2-Pedal n n n Active Shifting n n Auto Neutral n n Creep Mode n n Engine Overspeed Protection n n Enhanced Engine Braking n n Grade Sensor n n Hill Start Assist n n Manual Mode n n Oil Level Sight Glass n n Pedal Kick Down n n Skip Shift n n Smart Gear Selection n n Precision Lubrication System n Select use of aluminum components for reduced weight n Small-Step Technology n GCVW (lbs.) 80,000 80,000 110,000 80,000 Linehaul Applications n n n n See the entire transmission portfolio at www.Roadranger.com/transmissions

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