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Coming ZF technologies include new transmission

June 19, 2019 by John Smith

EAST LIBERTY, Ohio – ZF showcased a series of new technologies to journalists this month, including an all-new automatic transmission that uses a torque converter – making its PowerLine a direct competitor to the Allison 2500 transmission series.

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Eaton-Cummins expands Procision coverage

June 8, 2018 by John Smith

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is expanding the medium-duty coverage for its Procision seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to include utility, construction, tanker, refuse and municipal trucks.

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Endurant comes to International

May 14, 2018 by John Smith

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies’ Endurant, a 12-speed automated transmission, is now available in International LT and LoneStar trucks. Featured as part of the Cummins Integrated Power portfolio, it’s paired with a Cummins X15 engine, and is capable of handling […]

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Top 10 of 17 — Paccar’s 12-speed automated transmission

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Paccar updated its MX-11 and MX-13 engines this year, shedding weight and extending oil drains in the process. But it was the company’s automated transmission – developed through the new Eaton-Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies – that garnered the most attention during recent product launches.

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Allison launching 9-speed in 2020

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA- Allison Transmission plans to release the first nine-speed fully automatic transmission in 2020, replacing its existing six-speed transmission.

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Test Driving Paccar’s New Automated Transmission

October 3, 2017 by Jim Park

Paccar is the latest OEM to claim its own proprietary integrated powertrain. For Paccar, it began with the MX-11 and MX-13 engines in 2010. Last October, the company announced a proprietary drive axle, the 40,000-lb Paccar Tandem Drive Axle.

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Test Drive: Paccar unveils 12-speed automated transmission

August 25, 2017 by John Smith

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. Called the Paccar Automated Transmission, it’s a 12-speed, twin countershaft design that was conceived as an automated transmission, which is to say, it was designed that way. It’s not a manual box fitted with add-on shift-actuators. Paccar says it’s the lightest automated transmission currently in production. At just 657 pounds, it is nearly 200 pounds lighter than Eaton’s Advantage AMT.
The addition of the automated transmission completes Paccar’s goal of having a fully integrated proprietary powertrain. Paccar says its new transmission has been performance-optimized for MX-series engines and the new 40,000-pound drive axles unveiled in October 2016.

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Paccar’s proprietary 12-speed transmission

August 24, 2017 by John Smith

MT VERNON, WA – Paccar has unveiled a 12-speed automated transmission, rounding out a proprietary powertrain with the promise of better fuel economy and smoother shifts along the way.
Developed over three years in a partnership with Eaton, the transmission will be released into the market this October.
“The Paccar automated transmission is engineered to work seamlessly with Paccar MX engines and Paccar axles,” says Landon Sproull, Paccar vice president. It will support linehaul applications with Gross Vehicle Weights up to 110,000 pounds, and engines delivering up to 510 horsepower and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. The first units will be an option with MX-13 engines.

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Twin Stick to mDRIVE

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

During a visit to the Mack Customer Center and Museum, I had a chance to compress almost 60 years of transmission history into a single day. If you think we have a driver shortage today, thank your lucky stars we aren’t trying to coax new drivers into the industry with twin stick gearboxes!

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Twin Stick to mDRIVE

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

During a visit to the Mack Customer Center and Museum, I had a chance to compress almost 60 years of transmission history into a single day. If you think we have a driver shortage today, thank your lucky stars we aren’t trying to coax new drivers into the industry with twin stick gearboxes!

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Volvo VN 780 w/ I-Shift

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

You’ve seen and read dozens of our Test Drive stories, but you’ve never seen test drives the way we do them now.

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2013 Mack Pinnacle

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

In this three-part look at a shiny new 2013 Mack Pinnacle, Jim Park and Mack’s Director of Drivetrain Sales, Dave McKenna, take to Hwy 401 to test the mettle of its mDrive transmission and delve into the efficacy of its Super Econodyne drivetrain package.

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Procision capacities grow

March 15, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

Eaton has expanded Procision transmission market coverage with new horsepower and GVW ratings

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Allison boosts fuel savings with software

March 15, 2017 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Allison Transmission has unveiled a new software package that will boost fuel economy by 6% over its existing FuelSense offering.

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Eaton predicts electrified future

February 27, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN – Eaton’s Technology Innovation Center has looked into the future and believes it’s electrifying.