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Eaton manual transmissions available in Freightliner Cascadias with Westport NG engines

The Eaton transmissions will debut on Freightliner Cascadia day cabs with Westport engines that are scheduled to go into production in September of this year.

The Trucker News Services

8/5/2013

GALESBURG, Mich. Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced that the company’s lineup of manual transmissions are now available as an option on Freightliner chassis equipped with Cummins Westport ISX-12 G heavy-duty natural gas engines.

The Eaton transmissions will debut on Freightliner Cascadia day cabs with Westport engines that are scheduled to go into production in September of this year.

Based on the Cummins ISX-12 heavy-duty diesel engine platform, the 12-liter ISX-12 G natural gas engines operate exclusively on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) and feature ratings up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 ft.-lb. of torque. An optional engine brake is also available.

“Our manual transmissions have proven to be perfectly suited for the Westport engines and represent an ideal balance between environmentally friendly and fuel efficiency for a wide variety of trucking applications,” said Michael Holahan, sales manager for Eaton. “We very much welcome this latest certification and look forward to much success with Freightliner and Westport.”

All Eaton products are backed by the Roadranger network, which includes more than 200 drivetrain professionals throughout North America. 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 diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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