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Eaton, Cummins to include new linehaul transmission model in powertrain portfolio


Monday, October 24, 2016
by The Trucker News Services

The SmartAdvantage powertrains are building on the current Eaton and Cummins platform to maximize performance and efficiency. (Courtesy: EATON/CUMMINS)
The SmartAdvantage powertrains are building on the current Eaton and Cummins platform to maximize performance and efficiency. (Courtesy: EATON/CUMMINS)

GALESBURG, Mich. and COLUMBUS, Ind. — Power management company Eaton and power provider Cummins Inc. have expanded the SmartAdvantage powertrain portfolio to now include a new transmission model with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque capacity.

This new transmission model is offered for linehaul applications in the United States and Canada operating with GCVW ratings of up to 80,000 lbs.

Built on the current Eaton and Cummins platform to maximize efficiency and performance, the SmartAdvantage powertrain will be offered as a multi-torque model that is compatible with Cummins SmartTorque2 functionality available in ISX15 SA and X15 SA engines rated up to 500 HP and 1550/1850 lb.-ft. of torque.

As with all current SmartAdvantage powertrains, this newest addition will not require the use of a transmission cooler.

“The 1,850 lb.-ft. rating has been added to provide customers with improved grade capabilities and acceleration while broadening the downsped SmartAdvantage powertrain offerings,” said Alex Stucky, product strategy manager, commercial powertrain, Eaton. “It will provide superior performance on grades and highway on-ramp entrances.”

“This is another example of Eaton and Cummins expertise working together to provide a SmartAdvantage powertrain to meet higher productivity needs but maintaining the class leading balance of performance and fuel economy,” said Michael Taylor, general manager, global powertrain, Cummins.

Eaton commercial vehicle components are supported by Eaton’s Roadranger network that includes 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 had 2015 sales of $20.9 billion.

For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Cummins Inc., a global power provider, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

Cummins currently employs approximately 54,600 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations.

Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014. For more information, visit www.cummins.com

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