Heavy Duty Trucking

NOV 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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52 HDT • NOVEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com The Procision transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch design that Eaton says will save fuel and provide a driv- ing experience similar to an automat- ic-equipped car. I found several attributes the Procision had over the competitor, on hand, loaded with about 8,000 pounds. A similar truck was equipped with an Allison 2000-series RDS — the automatic transmission that currently dominates this market and from which Eaton hopes to capture a significant chunk of market share. Jim Park • Equipment Editor E aton's soon-to-be-released Procision medium-duty trans- mission was unveiled at the company's Marshall, Mich., proving grounds in September. Several Freightliner M2 Business Class trucks with the Procision were Eaton's Procision dual-clutch medium-duty automated transmission promises automatic-like driver feel with manual performance attributes. The best of both worlds QuickSpin Even on a 20% grade, the Hill Helper held the truck until the clutch engaged and the engine got the truck moving. On the downslope the clutch held the truck in gear until an upshift was necessary. It never coasted downhill.

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