GALESBURG, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To better meet the specification preferences for trucking fleets throughout North America, power management company Eaton has expanded its lineup of Fuller Advantage® Series transmissions to deliver weight savings and fuel efficiency improvements available on nine new models. They include:
- Three manual transmissions with new direct drive gear ratios.
- Two automated models with new direct drive gear ratios.
- Four automated transmissions with new overdrive ratios.
“Our customers have been asking us for additional ratio coverage in both direct drive and overdrive designs,” said Ryan Trzybinski, product planning manager, Eaton. “All of the direct drive additions are ideally suited for a variety of linehaul applications and will be especially beneficial for regional and LTL (Less Than Truckload) customers with day cabs and 6X2 axles. The other additions are ideal for linehaul/on-highway fleets and provide better options for customers preferring axle ratios that are best suited for an overdrive transmission.”
All of the Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed transmissions, which feature a precision lubrication system that eliminates the need for an oil cooler, are available for delivery to all North American truck makers. “S” (Small Step) ratio models, with fuel-efficient shifting between 9th and 10th gears, are rated up to 80,000 GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) only. The remaining models (direct and overdrive) will be rated up to 110,000 GCWR at the end of April this year.
The precision lube system on Eaton Fuller Advantage Series transmissions reduces the oil churn energy losses found in traditional transmissions by nearly 33 percent. With less heat being generated the transmissions do not require a cooler, corresponding lines and fittings resulting in cooler system maintenance becoming obsolete.
An oil level sight glass allows for routine oil checks to be performed at a fraction of the time typically required. In addition, the precision lube system uses only 16 pints of oil that is nearly half the amount used in traditional transmissions.
Additional weight savings have been achieved by replacing cast iron with aluminum for the shift bar housing (manual models), auxiliary section cover and range cylinder. Exact weight savings are dependent on the make of truck purchased as cooler weights vary by the cooler manufacturer.
All Eaton Fuller Advantage Series transmissions are supported by Eaton’s Roadranger network that includes more than 200 drivetrain professionals throughout North America who provide solutions, support and expertise to fleets and dealers. For more information visit www.eaton.com/roadranger, where the latest product information is available, as well as service, parts and training assistance, 24 hours a day. Experts are available in the Roadranger Call Center by dialing 1-800-826-HELP (4357) in the U.S. and Canada. In Mexico, dial 01-800-826-4357.
Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.