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Eaton to showcase new automated transmission at trucking show

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Eaton's new UltraShift PLUS automated transmission. (Courtesy Eaton Corp.)
Eaton's new UltraShift PLUS automated transmission. (Courtesy Eaton Corp.)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is bringing five heavy-duty trucks with the company’s new UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions to this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show at Louisville, Ky., for a special ride-and-drive event.

Attendees can sign up for the demonstration drive at the Roadranger booth # 32175 in the South Hall.

At the booth, participants will be able to see the new UltraShift PLUS transmissions product displays as well as view a short video in the special Roadranger movie theater.

On March 25-26, attendees will have the option of test driving vehicles from a mix of truck makers in linehaul, heavy-haul and vocational chassis configurations that have been built with UltraShift PLUS transmissions.

 Eaton is showcasing the new transmissions so participants can get a firsthand perspective of the new transmissions’ combination of fuel efficiency, driving ease and performance, company officials said.

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